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Seattle in the Spotlight: June 1st – June 7th, 2019

We’re not even officially into summer yet, but the weather is looking like we are. Be sure to end your week with this week’s Seattle in the Spotlight, featuring the latest headlines surrounding the Seattle tech community, including: Univ. of Washington’s Husky Robotics is on a Roll, as Mars Rover offers Students a Big Engineering Project,  Seattle Ranked Nation’s No. 1 City for Electronic Gamers, and more.

Univ. of Washington’s Husky Robotics is on a Roll, as Mars Rover offers Students a Big Engineering Project

GeekWire | Kurt Schlosser | June 7

“A team from the University of Washington just returned from a competition on Mars. Or, Utah’s version of the Red Planet. Husky Robotics, a student-led organization, competed in the University Rover Challenge (URC), an international event that accepted 36 teams with a goal of showcasing designs for the next generation of Mars rovers. The UW club has been around for six years, and attracts mainly STEM-focused students with a passion for robotics, space and science who are interested in developing skills around a large, interdisciplinary engineering project.”

Seattle Housing Market Stays Cool, while Tacoma and Suburbs Keep up the Heat

Seattle Times | Paul Roberts | June 6

“The Puget Sound housing market continues to splinter into hot and cold sectors — with substantially more heat the farther south you move — but the trend may be moderating as buyers and sellers adjust their expectations. In Seattle and King County, home prices in May were down substantially from a year ago. The price of the median home in Seattle dropped 5.4 %, to $784,925, compared to May 2018, according to the latest data from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.”

Seattle Ranked Nation’s No. 1 City for Electronic Gamers

KOMO News | KOMO News Staff | June 6

“Seattle is the nation’s best city for electronic gamers, according to a new survey released Wednesday. Personal finance web site WalletHub ranked the nation’s 100 largest cities based on a number of factors important to the gamer lifestyle and found Seattle had the highest overall score. Seattle’s No. 1 ranking comes as electronic gaming grows into a $130 billion global industry, with more and more ways to play video games – from consoles by PlayStation and Microsoft to gaming PCs and mobile devices to simply watching others stream on a platform like Twitch or YouTube.”


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