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Help for Academic Programs in Data Science

Brandon Rohrer (along with others) created an excellent resource for academic programs, Industry recommendations for academic data science programs. The resource is authored by a number of industry data scientists and university faculty. It is collection of useful information for college data science programs. Here are some of the topics:

Plus, the site is growing, and new information is frequently being added. If your college/university is launching a data science program, this resource is a must read.

Data Visualization Society Launches

A new community for data visualization professionals has launched. It is called the Data Visualization Society. According to the website,


The Data Visualization Society aims to collect and establish best practices and foster community to support its members as they develop their data visualization skills.

Currently, membership is free and they are looking for help growing the community. If data visualization is your thing, this society is worth exploring.

Berkeley Data Science Course Online

The University of California at Berkeley is offering its very popular undergraduate data science course, Foundations of Data Science: Computational Thinking with Python, online via EdX. The course can be taken for free and it starts Monday April, 2 , 2018.

This course is actually part of a larger certificate program, Foundations of Data Science. You must pay to receive the certificate.

Good Luck!