There are a number of ways to skill up your programming skills, whether or not you are in the DS421 program. Here are some resources for data science training at UC Berkeley.

Dlab The D-Lab is an excellent place to find a range of workshops from beginner to advanced. The D-Lab was established to support the humanities and social sciences, but is very inclusive and active in many initiatives on campus. Check out their calendar of upcoming training workshops here and a list of other campus data science resources.

D-Lab provides cross-disciplinary resources for in-depth consulting and advising, access to staff support, and training and provisioning for software and other infrastructure needs. Networking with other Berkeley centers and facilities and with our departments and schools, we offer our services to researchers across the disciplines and underwrite the breadth of excellence of Berkeley’s graduate programs and faculty research. D-Lab builds networks through which Berkeley researchers can connect with users of social science data in the off-campus world.”


BIDS was established to connect the many data science initiatives on campus, establish educational goals, and facilitate collaborations. Check out their calendar of talks and events here.

“Founded in 2013, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) is a central hub of research and education at UC Berkeley designed to facilitate and nurture data-intensive science. People are at the heart of BIDS. We are building a community centered on a cohort of talented data science fellows and senior fellows who are representative of the world-class researchers from across campus and are leading the data science revolution within their disciplines.”


The GIF is an excellent place to improve your spatial analysis and mapping skills. Here is a list of upcoming workshops and schedule for their weekly GeoLunch seminar.

“The Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF) at UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources provides leadership and training across a broad array of integrated mapping technologies. Our goal is to help people better understand the changing world through the analysis and visualization of spatial data. We develop engaging applications that leverage and build upon state-of-the-art geospatial and web technologies, and provide opportunities for researchers to learn how they can use spatial data to answer critical questions.”