At this meeting we’ll be discussing research on UW campus—why you should get in on it, and how. The second half of the meeting will be led by a researcher working with NASA’s GeneLab. He’s actively looking for undergraduates who are interested in doing Data Science research; you DO NOT need to know how to program or have a biological background!
Thanks for coming tonight! Click here for the presentation slides. Major announcement regarding meeting time + frequency:
Meetings will be at 6:30pm every Thursday in Genetics-Biotech room 1441.
This frequency shift is due to the increase in interest from presenters + the number of topics we’d like to cover.
This time shift (later by 30 minutes) is because of room scheduling + some people had class.
We’ve now created a calendar with all meeting information!
Two different people specifically asked about making a slack group… We actually already have one!
😬 The slack channel is @dotdatagroup, so feel free to join
COMPUTATIONAL MODELING COURSE:
Someone mentioned a biological modeling course they had really enjoyed! If you’re interested, it’s Biochem 570 and the only pre-requisites are Calculus II and any intro bio sequence!
Thank you to everyone who came last week to see the Genetic Algorithms and SAS presentations! I hope you all managed to get some pizza. :^)
If you missed the meeting or wanted to see the slides again, here is what we covered.
- Some of you asked about a tutorial
- Tetris Example: code and live example (type in tetris on this page once it loads)
If you have more questions about Genetic Algorithms, email Matthew at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some reminders from Rachel:
The registration for Student Symposium is November 16th, teams of 2-4 with a faculty advisory will compete in a data challenge with a data set with SAS software to use. The top 3 teams will be highlighted at the Global Forum in April 2019.
SAS E-Learning – Access code is : G70007601
Free University Edition software www.sas.com/universityedition
Video tutorials – https://video.sas.com/category/videos/sas-studio
Free Book on Data Science
Apply to Internships on Handshake or here
If you have any questions for Rachel regarding SAS, contact her at: email@example.com.
Meeting Tomorrow (10/11/2018)
Reminder that we have our meeting tomorrow on Getting into Research + Preparing a Résumé for Internships (7pm in CS1221).
As always, Adithya and I will stick around afterwords to answer any questions you may have regarding classes, as well as discuss ongoing projects. We can give you some personal feedback on your résumé. There may be cookies.
• Bring your résumé if you have one!
Hi Data Science Club,
Thanks to everyone for coming to the meeting! For anyone who wasn’t able to make it to the meeting, here is the presentation that was given. Sorry if I went a bit fast—I’d be happy to elaborate on any points I skimmed (email me or Adithya). For the next meeting, the topic will be:
Résumé Workshop for Tech Internships & Research
7pm on Thursday 10/11 in CS 1221
While this meeting topic is subject to change, I think it’d be good because it’s internship-hunting season.
Right now we’re looking at meeting every other week… But that said, there’s a lot of topics that people are interested in and a lot of things that I’d personally talking about. I’ll be sending out another email with a poll, listing some workshop topics for a meeting. If you have a topic you feel competent in or project that you did & would like to present, email me.
A recap of topics and resources for this past meeting:
I ended up discussing a lot more than I expected about prospective classes to support an interest in Data Science. Besides the slides in the presentation, here are some of the other resources I mentioned:
- Seeing grade distributions from past years, per professor + plots (not exhaustive)
- Grade distributions for the past, by year and by semester (exhaustive)
- RateMyProfessor (not brought up, but these should all be used in conjunction)
Someone spoke to me about internships for underclassmen, and it made me remember a resource I DEFINITELY wish I’d known about—an advisor mentioned it to me this last spring. They largely open up in December, but it’s definitely worth eyeballing now.
CS LEARNING CENTER (Tutoring)
A resource that I didn’t know about until I became the resource: tutoring in the computer sciences building. The word tutoring can have a stigma to it and feels inaccurate in this case, because anyone can just show up and have a pseudo-TA help them debug their programs and explain concepts. They’re guaranteed* to cover every class up to 400. After that, it’s down to what the tutors have personally taken.
Every Sunday-Wednesday there’s tutoring in the lounge immediately above the east entrance of the Computer Sciences building. It’s from 3-9pm for Mon-Wed, and 2-8pm on Sundays. I’m personally there from 6-9 on Mondays, and often from 5-9ish on Wednesdays. If you’d like to get involved as a tutor, contact Andrew Kuemmel!