• Date: Tuesday, Sept. 19th at 6pm
  • Location: Computer Sciences 1240

DotData Fall 2023 Kickoff!

Enjoy a welcome to or back to the club where we will introduce who we are and what we will be doing throughout the semester, as well as helpful tips to start the school year and internship search.

  • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 6pm
  • Location: Computer Sciences 1240

Join us for our first meeting of 2023 with a data science talk from Fetch Rewards! Fetch will highlight their data science department/opportunities and then do a deeper dive into how they apply machine learning to fight fraud. Food will be provided!

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 6pm

Location: 1240 Computer Sciences Building

Join us for an interactive SQL workshop this Wednesday at 6pm! We’ll go over the basics and practice together on a real dataset. Food will be provided! Please bring a laptop to this meeting and bookmark this site.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 26th at 6pm

Location: Computer Sciences room 1240

Summer internship and job application season is now at full tilt, and it’s time for you to perfect your resumé. Whether you are an experienced upperclassmen, an intrigued freshmen, or don’t even know what a resumé is, feel free to come to the dotData resumé workshop hosted by Vasudha, Vice President and Gautam, President. We will be helping attendees with what to put on their resumé, how to format it, and how to avoid making common errors. Come by CS 1240 and get your resumé ready to go!

For last week’s meeting we were fortunate enough to have Professor Rekatsinas (rekatsinas@wisc.edu) come in to discuss his perspective on Data Science. I’d very much encourage you to check out his slides and potentially reach out to him about research opportunities (provided you have programming experience). As we discussed at our research meeting, don’t be afraid to follow up if you don’t hear back in a week!


Shell scripting and being able to use the command line is a critical skill for anyone doing analyses. Many CS students don’t learn how to navigate a terminal until they’re forced to, so it’s definitely a skill worth having. We’ll be joined this week by Professor Tyler Caraza-Harter, who will be leading a workshop on this integral skill.

[DataSci] BASH: The Command Line
Scheduled: Mar 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Location: Room 1441, Genetics-Biotech

Right before spring break we met to go over the Do’s and Don’ts of building your résumé. Tech Specialist Amy Yang gave a presentation and discussed keeping a master résumé and customizing it for each company you apply to. She also discussed whether or not you need a cover letter and some caveats for styling your résumé, as well as opportunities for free professional attire. Please see the attach presentation (I promise it’s useful).

THIS WEEK – Résumé Workshop
Do you have a professional résumé? Are you applying for internships and research labs? This week we welcome tech specialist Amy Yang of UW’s SuccessWorks to do a workshop on presenting yourself to employers. We’ll discuss the Do’s and Don’ts of résumé building.

LAST WEEK – Machine Learning Crash Course
Sorry for the delay. Thanks for coming to the machine learning crash course last Thursday! We had ML PhD Finn Kuusisto discuss a variety of different supervised learning models, specifically Neural Networks, SVMs, Decision Trees, k-Nearest Neighbor, etc. Finn also gave some insights on graduate study and some specifics about deep learning.

Machine Learning Postdoc Finn Kuusisto will be joining us to give an overview of machine learning, specifically focusing on a few common models and their applications! This meeting is meant to acquaint you with some new terminology—it is not meant to go in depth nor discuss the intimate details of implementation.

After last week’s meeting with Dr. Richard Barker, I sent out this interest form. This information has been passed on to the Doc, but if you’d like to continue receiving some additional information, please join the #astrobotany channel of our slack workspace, dotDataGroup.