Frequently Asked Questions for Summer 2022 Data 100

Q. What format will Data 100 be taught in for Summer 2022?

A. Data 100 will be fully online over the summer. That means:

  • Lectures will be available in two formats: Zoom simulcast of the live lecture, and a recording of the live lecture posted within 24 hours.
  • Discussion sections and office hours will be fully online; platforms to be determined.
  • There will be one midterm and a final exam. Both exams will be online.
  • The above means that time conflicts should not be an issue for anyone.

Q. Where is the course website?

A. To be released closer to the start of class (June 21st).


Q. What are the official prerequisites for this course?

A. The official list of prerequisites is:

  • Data 8.

  • CS 61A or CS88 or Engineering 7. We strongly recommend either CS 61A or CS 88.

  • EE 16A or Math 54 or Stat 89A. This may be satisfied concurrently with Data 100, but we strongly recommend that you finish a linear algebra course before taking Data 100.


Q. Will the official prerequisites be enforced?

A. The official prerequisites are being strictly enforced by CDSS. Decisions on any requests for exceptions to this policy are being made by the CDSS advisors. To request an exception please fill out this form - do not email instructors about this as we are not making these decisions at all.


Q. I am waitlisted, what should I do? What are my chances of getting into this class?

A. Unfortunately, the instructors have no control over the waitlist, and there are no current plans to expand enrollment for the course. We do expect some students to drop before the course begins, although we can not provide a precise number. Please do not e-mail instructors over enrollment concerns.


Q. I have a Concurrent Enrollment Request that hasn’t been approved yet, what should I do? What are my chances of getting into this class?

A. By campus policy, we must first process the waitlist in its entirety before we can admit you. We will do all we can to ensure all waitlisted students are promptly admitted, so that you can also enroll in the course, though we can not provide 100% guarantee that will be the case. But given we think it is likely we’ll be able to admit you, we strongly suggest you start working on the course, following lectures and turning in assignments, from the start. This will prevent you from falling behind and will give you the best chance of success in the class. Zoom links are only available to registered Berkeley students, though we plan to publish lecture recordings within a day of the live session for asynchronous viewing.


Q. I am a campus student and would like to audit the course, what can I do?

A. Most class materials are available online to all campus students, and you can access the lecture videos, slides, etc. without limit, as well as use the online Data 100 DataHub (our JupyterHub instance for this class).

Note however that the class EdStem, our only other class resource, is reserved for enrolled students and faculty auditors, as homework details and solutions are discussed in that environment.


Q. What is the proctoring policy for exams?

A. We will offer online exams, to be taken synchronously. The exam will be proctored with a minimally-invasive Zoom setup that has been used successfully on campus for other courses and that does not require you to install any custom proctoring spyware on your computer.


Q. What is the alternate exam policy?

A. TBD, but we will be offering alternate exams for the midterm and the final exam.


Q. When will the full schedule of classes, labs, and discussions be announced?

A. We are still developing the schedule and logistics; we will post a complete version by the first day of class on June 21.


Q. Where can I find information about the Fall 2022 offering of Data 100?

A. Not here. Please refer to the Fall 2022 FAQ page or the Data 001 Piazza.


Q. Who do I contact if I have further questions? How do I email the instruction team?

A. Please e-mail data100.instructors@berkeley.edu and one of the instructors will get back to you.


We’re excited to have you in the class this Summer!

Anirudhan, Dominic and the rest of your Summer 2022 instructional team.