Explore Intro to Data Science in

Node Lite

Learn the basics of data science by analyzing and visualizing data in Python

Section A - Sundays, 1-3 PM

Registration Is Closed

An introduction to data science

Practice modern skills and learn from the data around you

In Node, you’ll learn the art and science of understanding, manipulating, and effectively using data. You’ll also learn how to visualize your data and findings to share with those around you. This course is designed for students with 0 programming experience — if you have taken at least CS 1110 and/or you’re loosely comfortable with basic coding concepts, you should check out Node.

Use data to answer complex questions 

Through the use of real-world data, including some from the City of Charlottesville, students will be able to create impactful and insight-driven projects. We’ll explore the context of our data as well as the implications it has for the people it affects. Students will also be given the tools to connect data science with their other interests.

Explore a field that’s changing the tech landscape/industry

The amount of data available to us is growing rapidly, and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down soon. The breadth of data available to us allows for the exploration and connection with any field ⁠— wherever your interests lie, there is something to be learned from the field of data science.

Skills You’ll Learn

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CS Foundations

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Data Cleaning

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Data Visualization

Meet Your Program Leads

Anya Pfeiffer

HackCville Member Since 2019

Reilly Meinert

HackCville Member Since 2019

Membership Perks

Once you successfully complete your first Skills Course you are granted HackCville membership. Here are the perks you get access to as a member:

  • 10 weeks of hands-on skills training
  • Priority applications for Launch summer program and trips
  • Access to the HackCville clubhouses’ working and meeting space
  • Early registration and 25% discount on all Skills Courses
  • Exclusive community events and job opportunities

Fees & Accessibility

Course Fee: $125

Each of our courses is just $125 — that’s less than a weekly lunch out for the semester. We are committed to making our courses accessible to all. We reduce or eliminate the program fee to all students who need it, no questions asked. Our aim is to enable everyone who wants to learn and join the HackCville community. We think you’ll love HackCville, but if you decide you need to drop, you may request a refund within 10 days of your course’s first workshop meeting time. You’ll receive a full refund, less a $20 operations fee. Beyond this date, no refunds will be given.

Meeting Times

All of our courses meet once a week for 2 hours. Courses start the third week of UVA classes (January 26) and continue weekly through the end of April. Courses expect a 4-6 hour/week commitment. Outside of the 2 hours in your workshop meeting time, you can expect to meet with your instructor weekly for labs (at flexible times) and to spend some time working with your classmates on projects.

We offer 2 sections of Node Lite—you’ll need to pick one when you register:
Section A – Sundays, 1-3 PM

This course is designed for students with 0 programming experience — if you have taken at least CS 1110 and/or you’re loosely comfortable with basic coding concepts, you should check out Node. Node has different meeting times.


Node was a great experience, I learned a lot, met a fantastic group of driven individuals, and found great opportunities and events.

Allen Baiju

Node Course Graduate

Node is excellent from the explanation of basic topics to diving into complicated subjects. I had very little coding experience coming in but thoroughly enjoyed my experience and learned a lot.

Christian Rogers


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