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Learn how to build powerful machine learning models to gain insights from data

Section A - Sundays, 3-5pm - FULL
Section B - Sundays, 7-9pm - FULL

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An introduction to data science and machine learning

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 who have at least some experience with code (CS 1110, Node Lite, Source/Lite, or similar) — if you have 0 background, we recommend taking Node Lite instead.

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.

Learn to use machine learning to predict outcomes

We’ll also introduce you to more advanced data science techniques, such as neural networks and machine learning. Near the end of the program, you’ll develop a final project of your own that puts your data science skills to the test.

Projects You’ll Complete

  • Project 1: You’ll find, clean, and analyze a dataset to learn how to visualize data to tell a story.
  • Project 2: You’ll work to analyze data and present your findings to a non-technical audience using web applications, blog posts, or explanatory graphics.
  • Project 3: You’ll act as a real data science team to solve a problem in your chosen field of study.

Skills You’ll Learn

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Data Cleaning

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Machine Learning

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Data Visualization

Meet Your Program Lead

Christian F. Jung

HackCville Member Since 2018

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 one section of Node:
Section A – Sundays, 3-5 PM – FULL
Section B – Sundays, 7-9 PM – FULL

This course is designed for students who have at least some experience with code (CS 1110, Node Lite, Source/Lite, or similar) — if you have 0 background, we recommend taking Node Lite instead.


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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