In person, in Berlin
12 weeks, full-time (5 days a week)
Small class sizes (10-14)
Most advanced curriculum in Europe
Taught in English
Learn at no-risk a
Become a Data Scientist
Be in Demand
Study a Data Science Curriculum that will get you a job
Speed up your transition into Data Science
Advanced Data Science, taught in person by industry experts.
Some of our graduates are now at C-level/VP positions
Chief Data Officer at Kreditech
Managing Director (CTO) at Weeve
VP Risk at Grover
CTO and founder, Mediaire, ranked the 2nd best start-up in Germany
Data Science Retreat is a three month, full-time, in person program that will give you the skills to succeed in data science.
We support your transition with eight weeks of in-person teaching, from experts working in the world class Berlin tech scene.
In the last four weeks you will work on your personal portfolio project – a chance to use your new skills on a problem you care about.
The course finishes with a demonstration day here in Berlin, where you show what can be achieved in three months.
March 30th – June 30th, 2020
June 29th – September 22nd, 2020
September 21st – December 15th, 2020
You can join our program through an income share agreement without paying in advance, and repay in instalments once you get a job after the retreat.
Our goal is to get you ready for your next challenge and to set you up for success on the job market.
We help you improve your presentation and interview skills, guide you through recruitment processes starting from updating your resume to accepting an offer.
All students design, implement and present a hands-on portfolio project. The project is a chance to show employers your new skillset.
You won’t be alone – the Data Science Retreat staff & community will mentor you along the way.
our participants are
PhD or Post Doc
What graduates saY
“Intense, challenging, with huge amounts of support” –Catarina
“Most productive time of my life” –Mack
Toy Self Driving care (2018)
A Toy self car that drives within the borders of a circuit. Marcus Jones wrote the operating system (open source) before Amazon released theirs late 2019.
Malaria Microscope (2019)
Code runs on (donated, second hand) phones; hardware is cheap to produce (60 USD). Diagnosing malaria without needing a doctor could potentially save 600k lives per year.
The project was covered by GEO magazine March 2020.
Wheelchair path recommender
Bumpy sidewalks are a problem for wheelchair users, skaters, and small robots. This project took a gold standard of roughness driving a wheelchair around Berlin with a phone attached taking accelerometer data and video of the ground. Then the team generalized their data to the entire city using google street view. The final product could recommend the smoothest path between two points on openStreetMaps.
Self- Driving robot that picks cigarette butts
Cigarette butts are hard to pick up and a serious enviromental risk. A single butt can poison 40 liters of water. This project, inspired by the Pixar movie Wall-e, built a prototype on top of the toy self driving car from previous year. The team added a robot arm and computer vision to detect the cigarette butts. The local cleaning company liked the prototype enough to have three meetings with the team.