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Fall 2023 Recruiting Timeline

  • August 23 - August 31


    Memorial Glade

    Learn about Launchpad from our current members! Throughout the first two weeks of school, we will be tabling in-person on Memorial Glade. Come by and talk to us about our experiences in Launchpad, machine learning, or really just anything!

  • August 28 | 8 - 10 pm

    Clubs and Cookies

    Hearst Field Annex A1

    Come meet Launchpad and many other tech clubs and get some delicious cookies!

  • August 29 | 7 - 8 pm

    Women's Mixer

    Memorial Glade

    More info TBD

  • August 29 | 8 - 10 pm


    Wheeler 20

    Learn more about our projects and community and also meet our members!

  • August 30 | 8 - 10 pm

    Diversity Night

    Location TBD

    Do you identify as an underrepresented minority in tech? Come join our event focused on making Berkeley tech more approachable and learn about member experiences in various tech clubs.

  • August 31 | 8 - 10 pm

    Tech Workshop

    Wheeler 202

    Get an in-depth look at our technical interview process and learn about some cool ML concepts!

    View Workshop Article Here
  • September 1 | 1 pm

    Application Deadline

    The deadline is 1 pm on September 1. Don't be late!

  • September 5 - September 7

    Individual Interviews

    Invitation Only
    These are casual conversations held between applicants admitted past the written application round and 2-3 members of Launchpad. No need to stress out! We just want to get to know you better in a more intimate setting :)

  • September 9

    Member Mingle

    Invitation Only
    A chance to meet all our club members in a fun setting! We'll be playing some games and have some other fun activites planned!

  • September 9

    Technical Interviews

    Invitation Only
    The technical interview is meant to assess the way our applicants think and their problem solving skills. We will be sending your resources and helpful tips beforehand!


What is a Launchpad project and what can I get out of it?

Launchpad offers both student-led and client (depending of the semester) projects that rotate on a semesterly basis. Each project is led by an experienced project leader who will teach you more project-specific skills needed to work on the project you are assigned to for the semester. You can check out some of our past projects here!

What are the commitments of a Launchpad member?

New members in Launchpad are expected to commit 6-8 hours a week working on one of the semesterly projects. We also have mandatory general meetings every Wednesday 8-10 pm (day/time subject to change). But otherwise, it's all about the community and social events :)

How much machine learning experience do I need to apply?

None at all! Part of Launchpad's goal is to teach you all the skills you need from the ground up. We'll start with basic topics like linear regression and work our way up to more advanced concepts like reinforcement learning as the semester progresses.

Other Questions?

Contact Us

If you have any general questions or concerns, feel free to shoot us an email at team AT callaunchpad DOT org!

Interest Form

Want updates about our recruiting deadlines and events this semester? Fill out this form here! We will also be sending updates about future Launchpad events like professional talks and final showcase through this mailing list.

Join Our Discord

Join our recruitment Discord server to chat with members and ask any questions you have about Launchpad! Discord Link