Here are some answers to common questions regarding the upcoming Python Bootcamp. If you have a question and don’t see your answer here, please don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com.
Is the bootcamp open to non-UC Berkeley attendees?
Yes! The registration fee, however, will vary pending on your status (student & postdoc, faculty & staff or industry participant) and if you are planning to attend the course in-person or remotely (via Zoom).
Do I need to have any Python knowledge prior to the bootcamp?
This bootcamp does not require experience with programming in Python. However, if you have previous experience with programming in other languages (i.e. r, Java, Perl, etc.), please briefly describe it on the registration form.
What if I need to miss the first day of the bootcamp?
Given that the first day will essentially cover the absolute basics for any coding language and we expect it to be one of the easier things to pick up. You should be able to catch up with day 2 since the material from the first day will be an integral part of every other day in the bootcamp, so you’ll be able to familiarize yourself through constant repetition. The lectures will also be distributed, so you’ll be able to review material after each day. In addition, there will be opportunities for you to ask the instructors and TAs questions about parts that you might not understand and what is taught on the days you miss.
I need to cancel. What are your policies on that?
You can cancel your registration by Monday, December 25, 2023 (two week before the start of the bootcamp). You will receive a full refund minus the $10 service and transaction fees. There is no refund after Monday, Dec 25, 2023. If you are not able to attend you can transfer your registration to another participant but no refunds will be given after this date.
How are meals provided (for people attending in person)?
We are providing light breakfast refreshments during all five days of the bootcamp.
How can I register?
To register for the bootcamp, please click here. If you are affilatated with UC Berkeley, you will have the option to have your lab/department pay for your bootcamp registration
What do I need to bring (if I’m attending in person)?
We require each person to bring a laptop with a functioning web browser. Laptops running Windows, Mac OS or Linux are fine. You may need administrator accounts on your laptop in order to install the software tools and packages necessary for working with the example data.
Will the lectures be recorded?
Unfortunately, we will not be recording the lectures. However, the lecture notes we will distribute should be a good resource for the course and should be a good foundation for what is taught on the days you miss. Additionally, there will be plenty of opportunities to speak to instructors and TAs during the workshop who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Directions to Soda Hall
The Winter 2024 Bootcamp will be held in Wozniak Lounge, 430-438 Soda Hall at UC Berkeley. For the directions to Soda Hall, please visit this link.