Useful Information – Berkeley – 2018

Event Location:

The course is being hosted at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS) at the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, CA. BIDS is located in room 190 of the Doe Library on U.C. Berkeley’s campus next to the Memorial Glade.

lat/long: 37.8726717, -122.2600023


Attendees can choose from a large range of Air BnBs or hotels within the East Bay. Accommodation in either Berkeley or surrounding towns (Emeryville, Oakland, Albany, El Cerrito, etc.) is likely most convenient. Attendees are advised to identify accommodation early, as affordable accommodation in the SF Bay Area can be found but takes time.

Travel Information:

The easiest way to reach Doe Library on U.C. Berkeley’s campus is the Bay Area Regional Transit (BART) system. The BART is an affordable train system connecting major cities within the Bay Area. The lines are easy to navigate, and the “Downtown Berkeley” station is within a 10 minute walk of Doe Library.

Additionally, the BART system connects to both the San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK) airports. Travel from the airport to your place of accommodation is convenient using both the BART and either a bus or Uber/Lyft (abundant in the Bay Area).