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Spring 2021 Recruiting Timeline

  • January 21 | 7 - 9 pm

    CS Clubs @ Berkeley: Women's Panel/Infosession

    Zoom Link

    Learn about the experience in CS clubs from women in Launchpad, Codebase, Codeology, Blueprint, and MDB.

  • January 26 | 8 - 10 pm

    Infosession 1

    Zoom Link

    Learn more about us!
    During the infosession, we will be introducing the club and covering the projects our club will be doing this year. This is a great opportunity to meet some of our members and get to know the community better. Hope to see you there!

  • January 27 | 8 - 10 pm

    Infosession 2

    Zoom Link

    The content presented in this infosession will be identical to infosession 1, so no need to attend both. Pick the one with the time that works best for you!

  • January 28 | 8 - 10 pm

    Machine Learning Workshop

    Zoom Link

    This is a chance for us to showcase a part of our education program and give applicants a chance to learn about an introductory machine learning concept. We will also be going over sample technical interview questions and giving guidance on how to approach the problem solving process.

  • January 29

    Application Deadline

    The deadline is 11:59 pm on January 29th. Don't be late!

  • February 1 - February 4

    Coffee Chats

    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 :)

  • February 6

    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!

  • February 6

    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!

FAQ

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.

What is the purpose of the Discord server this semester?

In light of COVID-19, we thought Discord would be a cool way for our applicants to easily ask us questions and get to know our members a little better. Anyone marked with a blue (officer) or red (member) role is a part of Launchpad! In place of tabling on Sproul, we will have an open voice/video channel from 10 am - 4 pm and 9 pm - midnight on 1/19 - 1/22 as well as 10 am - 4 pm on 1/25 - 1/28, feel free to hop in at anytime and talk to some of our members!

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

Please join our applicant discord server to learn more about the club! Discord Link