Cal NERDS - October's Intro to Python for Data Science Boot Camp for STEM College and Graduate Students
*Cal NERDS has created a weekend Python coding for Data Science boot camp for STEM college students and graduate students with no coding experience, Python 101 and Python 102.
*Each experience is three hours each and you can enroll in one or both of the boot camps. We have the capacity to register around 75 students for each virtual boot camp. We may need to use a waitlist if we go beyond 100 registered participants.
*Zoom links and download instructions will be sent on Friday before the workshop around Noon.
* More information about Cal NERDS can be found at

Python 101
Saturday, October 23rd @ 10 am to 1 pm PST via zoom
[data science overview, short intro to python, Intro to Py stack]
*Beginner-friendly, no prior coding experience needed.

Python 102
Sunday, October 24th @ 10 am to 1 pm PST via zoom
[review of Python and more Py stack]
*For those who have minor coding experience in any language, we suggest that you solve the Python 101 Notebook on your own and join us for Python 102.
*For those who completed Python 101 and want more exposure to coding, register for Python 102.

* Reach out to Kseniya and Anton at our Cal NERDS' email:
* Please make sure to include ***[Intro to Python Bootcamp]*** on the subject line, otherwise we will not be able to track your email. Our staff will get back to you within 48 hours. If you do not receive a response then please
text Director Diana Lizarraga at #510.778.5165

*A working computer (laptop or desktop) and stable Wi-Fi are necessary for this workshop. Please, make sure you have access to both before you register. Unfortunately, we are not able to help with either at the moment.
*A working zoom account.

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this activity, please contact Chris Noble with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event. Chris Noble: Please put the word "Python - Accommodation" in the subject line.

Registered UC STEM or NSF LSAMP student (including NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Students). Algebraic concepts including an understanding of functions and variables, and how to graph linear functions. You will also need to provide your own laptop/computer for this two-day workshop.

Once you fill out this form you should receive (within an hour) an e-mailed copy of your registration information. If you do not - then that means that the system did not record your registration.


Please, use your UC or University address! Registrations with non-UC or non-academic emails will be removed.
Email *
This is a two-day boot camp, please confirm by clicking on the boxes below that you can commit to each day that you select. *
First Name *
Preferred Nickname (if applicable) or name that you would prefer instead of your first name. Please put N/A if this does not apply to you *
Last Name *
ACCOMMODATION | Please let us know If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this activity. In addition to this form, Questions regarding this can be directed to Cal NERDS Assistant Director Chris Noble ( with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of this event. Please put PYTHON ACCOMMODATION in the e-mail subject line. If you do not require an accommodation, then please put "N/A". *
Your UC Student ID #. FYI | We need this for our campus reporting on who uses our services and also for fundraising purposes. Our goal is to continue to provide UC students with access to free coding training. If you are a non-UC student then please put 00000000 *
Are you a registered UC STEM student? *
What best describes you? *
Which academic institution are you currently enrolled at? *
If you are an undergraduate or graduate student at a Non-UC campus, could you please put the name of your university or community college here (please no abbreviations)
If you are a NSF LSAMP undergraduate student or NSF Bridge to the Doctorate graduate student could you please put your coordinator/director's name and e-mail here? We would like to share more opportunities with our sister program.
What is your field of study/major? *
What is your emphasis/minor? (if applicable) *
Gender *
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Do you consider yourself to be a first-generation student? *
Please share (as you feel comfortable) how you define or understand the term first-generation student to mean to you. FYI We are working on providing some additional resources for first gen students so we would appreciate your insight. *
As an undergrad, are you (or were you) a transfer student? *
Why do you want to learn Python? Check all that apply. *
As of today - do you have any coding experience? If so please describe briefly. This helps our instructors better prepare to teach and support you. *
What kind of computer do you have?
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Last year we started teaching Python virtually instead of in-person due to the pandemic. Can you please share if you are for this semester/quarter attending classes virtually and/or in-person?
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We welcome your suggestions on how to build a sense of belonging and community with virtual student groups? Are there certain apps, tools, and/or strategies that you are familiar with that you liked? Your comments are welcome. If not, just put N/A. *
What organization/s do you (or did you) belong to at your campus (or previous campus)? Please check all that apply. FYI | We are hoping to increase our marketing to more groups. *
How did you hear about Intro-to-Python Boot Camp? Please check all that apply. *
This workshop was funded by a donor, named Susan. Could you please write a short thank you to Susan for making this opportunity available to us? You can mention your name, major/program, campus, and why or how you think this Python training will help you. Please write more than a couple of words. THANKS, this helps us keep our programming free to students. *
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