The GDSO provides opportunities for graduate students to gain skills and explore careers in data science through the annual Data Science Workshop, tutorials, project hack nights, speaker events, and site visits with Bay Area tech companies employing data scientists.

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Ongoing Events

Organizational Meeting for GDSO Leadership

The GDSO leadership meets every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30pm. If you're interested in taking a more active role in the organization or have ideas to share with the leadership, we encourage you to contact us and join one of these meetings.

Future Events

Intro to Kaggle Meetup

We're testing out a new kind of meetup to get our members more familiar with Kaggle, a popular data science competition platform. We'll get together for a few hours and work in small groups on a mini-Kaggle challenge. This is a great opportunity to build skills in a casual environment. More info to come through our mailing list.

Data Science Interview Club

Interested in honing your whiteboarding skills? We're gauging interest in a regular group meeting to practice data science interview questions. Once again, you can find out more about this by subscribing our mailing list.

Past Events

Data Science Workshop Info Session

April 22, 2019, 6-7pm, 105 Cory Hall
Learn more about our annual Data Science Workshop at our info session. Applications will open after the info session ends.

Activision Tech Talk

January 30, 6-7:30, LeConte 375
Dylan Rogerson (Lead Data Scientist at Activision) will be sharing his insight into game analytics with UC Berkeley students through a presentation and Q&A. You can learn more about the Activision Game Science Team before the event by checking out their blog.

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Data & Society Conference

Data & Society is a conference co-hosted by the UC Berkeley Graduate Data Science Organization and Studienstiftung (German Academic Scholarship Foundation). Digitization is changing almost every part of our society at rapid pace. The goal of this event is to discuss the impact digitalization and ubiquitous data generation and analysis has on different parts of our society and how we should encounter them. Register here.

AI: Shape the Future

Want to keep up with how AI is changing the world? Check out AI: Shape the Future, Cal's first full-day event focused on exploring AI through the multidisciplinary lenses of CS, business and more. The event will showcase Cal's best AI projects and thought leaders from various corners of campus to start a more complete, thoughtful, and nuanced discussion on the future of AI. Register for more information here.

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How I Became a Quant Panel

The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program is hosting their annual How I Became a Quant discussion on February 27. Practitioners at top firms will share their experiences, how to prepare for a career in finance and data science, and trends emerging in the field. Networking and Q&A will follow.

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Starting a Career in Data Science

Our first event was a panel discussion and networking mixer with former academics who have successfully transitioned into data science careers. Our panelists were Caroline Sofiatti (Noon Home), Lenny Evans (Uber), Nathan Lande (Rally Health), and Kevin O'Sullivan (Grammarly).

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