Explore Data Science in
An immersive, 10-week program hosted by HackCville
Sponsored by Data Science Institute at UVAApplications Open 08/25/2019
Learn the modern tools real data scientists use every day
In Node you'll learn the art and science of understanding, manipulating, and effectively using data. We also hope to provide you with the knowledge and opportunity to use more advanced data science techniques, such as neural networks and machine learning. You'll gain invaluable experience working with the cutting-edge methods used at the forefront of this budding industry.
Learn software and visualization tools
You'll learn how to create predictive regression and classification models used by organizations and companies of all types. Utilizing Python, you will work with data from Twitter to make stunning data visualizations with industry tools. Near the end of the program, you'll develop a final project of your own that puts your data science skills to the test.
Join our community
Through collaborative projects, group dinners, hikes, pregames, and more you’ll become part of HackCville’s tight-knit community. We serve all UVA students (grad/undergrad) and Charlottesville community members 18+.
Meet Node's Sponsor
The Data Science Institute (DSI) at the University of Virginia stands at the forefront of the field of data science by educating data scientists, undertaking leading-edge research and collaborating with private and government sectors as part of a virtuous cycle to take us into a better, brighter future.Learn More →
Applying to Node
Applications will open Sunday, August 25, 2019
Node has multiple sections:
- Node A: Tuesdays, 5-7pm (with a 45 minute hacking night later in the week)
- Node B: Sundays 11am-12:30pm + Thursdays 4-6pm
- Node C: Sundays 7-8:30pm (with a 20 min check-in later on in the week)
- Please note that although sections vary from 1.5-3hrs per week, the material covered will be the same, and only the amount of individual work/in-program time will vary.
All sections of all programs (including Node) start January 30.
You must be able to attend each session. More than a few missed meeting times will result in being dropped from HackCville.
A $110 course fee is due within 5 days of acceptance into the course.
These fees can be reduced or waived for those with financial need, no questions asked.
Skills courses are high commitment. In our application process we look for extremely committed, reliable students who are hungry for an intensive challenge. We want people who intend on becoming active, contributing members of the HackCville community.
Any UVA student (grad or undergrad) or Charlottesville resident +18 may apply.
Our application process is three steps:
- Written application, due on .
- Attendance to the first workshop, where you'll be assigned a mini-project to complete over the next week
- Completion of the project
It is strongly encouraged that you read the details of this process on the bottom of our Skills Courses page.
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Applications Open 08/25/2019
After you complete your first HackCville program (except Trips), you're granted HackCville membership. Here's what you get:
24/7 access to our fun and functional clubhouses on Elliewood Ave.
Our two clubhouses are filled with hammocks, couches, whiteboards, and WiFi. Use our space to work on your projects, hold meetings, or just hang out.
Exclusive events and job opportunities.
Whether it's drinks with the co-founder of Reddit or HackCville-only internship, job, and freelancing opportunites, we give our members access to dozens of unique experiences every year.
A community that feels like a family.
You'll join HackCville's 400-member community of the most talented and badass people in Charlottesville.
Early access to HackCville programs, no application required.
Want to take another program? As a member, you can just sign up - no application required. We open up spots to members before the public.
Priority application for our summer program, Launch.
Get paid to learn web design, software development, marketing or data science in our 12 week summer program, Launch. You'll get trained by HackCville's expert instructors and get a guaranteed, paid internship at a local startup or tech company.
Extra Perks With Every Program
Looking for some guidance on how to navigate what you want to do? Every year we pair up hundreds of UVA alumni from across the country with our students to provide guidance and support. Our team also meets with you several times one-on-one to ensure you're getting the most out of your program. It's advising that actually works.
HackCville hosts immersive trips to cities across the country (New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, and more) to tour companies, meet alumni, and give students networking opportunities with industry leaders. Trips are where you see how what you're learning is put into action in the real world.