Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Additional Info Session

Interested in interdisciplinary research about Data Science? But you have missed our First General Meeting for some reasons, no worries!

Come join us at our additional INFO SESSION on Thursday, Jan 26th from 7PM - 9PM, at Dwinelle 145!

We will be introducing our club’s mission, culture, semester-long projects, committees and structure, and Membership Application process during the event! We not only provide academic opportunities, but also offer you career development chances!

More importantly, we'll be holding an 1h open Q&A session for you to truly understand what DSSB do, and what we can offer you!

Please come if you are interested in joining us this Spring!


Spring 2017 First General Meeting

Interested in interdisciplinary research about Data Science? Want to find out more about the application of Data Analysis in History, Humanity, Literature, Mathematics, and Computer Science and Technology? Try to build connections with the industries and have company visits?

This spring, we will be having Professor Joseph Gonzalez, the instructor for Data Science 100, to give us a talk about the motivations behind the foreseen Data Science Undergraduate Major Program, the "The Beauty and Joy of Data Science", upcoming new RISE lab, and possibly his own research!

Come join us at our FIRST GENERAL MEETING on Wednesday, Jan 25th from 7PM - 9PM, at BIDS (190 Doe Library)!

We will be introducing our club’s mission, culture, semester-long projects, committees and structure, and Membership Application process during the event! We not only provide academic opportunities, but also offer you career development chances! Topics and themes of this semester's workshops will be introduced as well!


Fall 2016

HBSA | DSSB Data Analytics SQL Workshop

Want to sharpen your data analytics skills? Wondering how to leverage quantitative data to back up your decisions? SQL is among one of the most popular programs used by businesses all around the world, and being able to navigate the program is a highly valued skill. Data Science Society at Berkeley (DSSB) will be cohosting another Data Analytics SQL Workshop on Monday (11/21) from 7pm - 9pm, together with Haas Business Student Association (HBSA). Come join us and add another technical skill to your resume!


RapidMiner for Data Science

RapidMiner is the #1 open-source data science platform used at firms such as CISCO, SalesForce, BMW, GE, and Domino’s that enables you to prep, model, validate, and operationalize your predictive analytics fast.

By learning to use RapidMiner you exponentiate your data science learning curve and minimize downtime. Ohh, and did we mention that you can get started building your very own project right after the workshop? Data Science Society at Berkeley invites those interested to join us at 190 Doe (BIDS) on this upcoming Thursday (11/17) from 7.00PM to 9.00PM for a workshop that’s guaranteed to get you ahead!


Joint SQL Workshop

Hi everybody! In a world where big data is becoming increasingly popular, knowing how to manage databases is an attractive skill to have in each and every industry. Get excited because Cal Actuarial League, Data Science Society at Berkeley, and the Undergraduate Statistics Association will be hosting our first ever joint workshop! You will learn the basics of SQL: how to manipulate data, build queries, and connect large, relational databases. Check it out on Tuesday, November 1st from 7:30-9:00 PM at 106 Moffitt!


R Language Boot Camp Workshop

Hey Everyone, our next workshop about R is happening this Wednesday, October 19th! In this workshop we will go over the tenets of data manipulation, data visualization and the basics of acquiring data through web scraping through R. Packages we will go over include ggplot2 and rvest. We will be holding the workshop still at BIDS@Doe Library 190 from 7pm-9pm. Hope to see you all there!


Excel For Data Science Workshop

For our third workshop in a series of workshops dedicated to bringing the data science community skills often used in industry and research, DSSB’s Academic Development Committee is hosting Excel for Data Science!

In this workshop, we will be covering how to get started with Microsoft Excel, how to analyze data efficiently and quickly with the data analysis toolpak, as well as various other tips and tricks to help you efficiently collect and organize data. In addition, there will be a quick introduction to Excel VBA Macros.

Come check us out next Wednesday, October 12th, from 7-9pm at BIDS (190 Doe)!


Python For Data Science Workshop

On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 from 7-9pm, DSSB is hosting our 2nd workshop series on Python programming at BIDS. Not a coder? Not a problem. The workshop is intended for beginners and we’ll go over programming, iPython notebooks, and basic data wrangling to help you get started. We will have our own Academic Dev Committee members teach this and the following sessions as a continuous effort to make data science more accessible to Berkeley students.


D3.js Visualization Workshop

Looking to make awesome web visualizations from data? Then you’ve probably heard of D3.js (Data-Driven Documents), a Javascript library that lets you draw, animate, and interact with your data into beautiful pieces of HTML art. Its visuals appear in the New York Times plus their website features a large gallery of visuals that you can check out (and play with!) right now.

This month, DSSB is hosting a D3.js workshop for those of you who want to get started! We have invited Robert Crocker, who is a data visualization specialist and consultant at Slalom Consulting, and Sara Quigley, who is a senior data visualization analyst at UC Berkeley’s Office of Planning & Analysis, to give you guys a beginner-friendly introduction to D3. Both are members of the Bay Area’s D3 User Group which hosts regular meetups for people who love using D3.

Come check us out on Tuesday 9/20 from 7-9pm at BIDS!


Fall 2016 First General Meeting

Interested in interdisciplinary research about Data Science? What about Data Science trends in industry?

Come check out Data Science Society at Berkeley at our first general meeting! We're the first and only undergraduate data science club on campus, dedicated to pooling resources for students interested in the field.

For our first general meeting, Professor John DeNaro will be helping us welcome all of you to the new semester. We'll introduce who we are and the lineup of events we have planned for the semester, including but not limited to workshops, info sessions, and office visits.

This semester, we have several projects for students to get involved in and gain some practical experience in either research or industry related to Data Science. We'll be recruiting for these projects in the upcoming weeks. In addition, we will be recruiting for committees to support our club!

If you want to learn more about us, what we have to offer, and what you can do to be inovlved, join us on September 7th at 190 Doe.


Spring 2016

Spring 2016 First General Meeting

Monday. Feb 8th | 6-8PM

We will be introducing our Organization's Mission, Culture, semester-long projects, STAT8/CS8/INFO8 study group structure and location and time, and Org. Member application process during the First General Meeting!

We will also be having Professor John DeNero to give us a talk about the motivations behind the Data Science Undergraduate Education Program, , and possibly his own research!

NOTE: There is going to be a SUPER-FUN game!