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Data Science Capstone

DSC 180AB, Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 at UC San Diego

Important reminders:

  • Methodology Assignment 5 has been released and is due on Monday, November 27th. It’s longer than usual; start early!
  • The Quarter 2 Project Proposal specifications have been released. It is due on Monday, December 11th.
  • The Quarter 1 Project is also due on Monday, December 11th. Make sure to use the newly-released Capstone LaTeX template for your report.
  • Soon (but not yet), you’ll need to sign up for a Week 9/10 TA Check-In to meet with your TA between Thursday, November 30th and Tuesday, December 5th. A signup sheet is coming soon.
  • Make sure to enroll in the same discussion section in DSC 180B that you’re currently enrolled in for DSC 180A.

The schedule and dates below are subject to change throughout the quarter.

Lessons are released on Wednesdays by 11:59PM.
Assignments are due on Tuesdays at 11:59PM.
Live on Monday, Oct. 2: Introduction (πŸŽ₯ recording)
1Servers I: Accessing DSMLPMA 1 (due Oct. 9)
Welcome Survey (due Oct. 9)
2Servers II: GPUs and Background TasksStarting Week 2, Participation questions are due 24 hours before discussion meetings.

These are in addition to any tasks or readings your mentor assigned you.
3Software Development for Data Science
Watch this new video on command-line arguments in Python!
4Effective Communication and Scientific Writing
featuring Prof. Benjamin Smarr
MA 2 (due Oct. 31)Week 4 TA Check-In (complete by Oct. 27)
5Ethics and Values
by Prof. David Danks
MA 3 (due Nov. 8)
6GitMA 4 (due Nov. 16)Q1 Project Checkpoint (due Nov. 6)
7LaTeX, Markdown, and GitHub Pages (MA 5 due Nov. 27)
8No methodology lesson (Thanksgiving)
9Containerization using DockerMA 6 (due Dec. 4)Week 9/10 TA Check-In (complete by Dec. 5)
10Project ManagementQ1 Project (due Dec. 11)

Q2 Project Proposal (due Dec. 11)