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Other Options

Looking for alternatives to the summer workshops for learning programming and data science skills? Here are some options available at Northwestern. This list isn’t complete — we’re sure we’ve missed a few things. Please let us know of other activities and classes!


Undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty are welcome in NICO 101: Introduction to Programming for Big Data. It’s an intensive 2 week course running from September 5-14, 2018 before the start of the fall quarter. Python is the primary language.

Summer and Academic Year

Data Science Nights: Monthly hack nights on data science topics, sponsored by the Data Science Initiative and NICO.

DataCamp: Northwestern affiliates looking to learn data science skills to support their research can request access to DataCamp subscriptions through Research Computing Services. Others can purchase individual subscriptions or ask course instructors to request free access for courses.

Students, faculty, and staff can register for access to Safari Books Online with a Northwestern email address through the University Libraries. This resource includes online versions of popular programming and data analysis books, as well as online tutorials.

Academic Year

Undergraduate and graduate students can take the Data Science sequence (301) in the Statistics Department. It’s designed as a full year course. R is the primary language.

The Knight Lab offers a variety of opportunities for students to get involved with computational and data-focused journalism projects.

Undergraduate students can take EECS 110 in Python.

Research Computing Services Workshops on computational skills, data visualization, data analysis, and programming.

Northwestern R User Group: for those who use R or want to use R. Monthly meetings with speakers and workshops for R users of all levels. On the Evanston campus.

Keep in Touch

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