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Spring 2024 Recruiting Timeline

  • January 16 - January 24


    Memorial Glade / Sproul

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

  • January 18 | 3 - 6 pm


    Pauley Ballroom

    Come learn about Launchpad and hundreds other student organizations on campus at Calapalooza.

  • January 19 | 8 - 10 pm

    Diversity Night

    Chou N150

    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.

  • January 22 | 8 - 10 pm

    Clubs and Cookies

    VLSB 2050

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

  • January 23 | 6:30 - 8 pm

    Women's Mixer

    Memorial Glade

    Come meet the women of Launchpad and learn about our inclusive community during our women’s mixer on the glade! (There will be snacks!)

  • January 23 | 8 - 10 pm


    Wozniak Lounge (Zoom)

    Learn more about our projects and community and also meet our members! We strongly encourage you to come in person so you can chat with the members. Zoom chats will not be monitored.

  • January 24 | 8 - 10 pm

    Tech Workshop

    Wozniak Lounge

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

    View Workshop Article Here
  • January 25 | 12 pm (Noon)

    Application Deadline

    The deadline is 12 pm on January 25. Don't be late!

  • January 27 - January 29

    Behavioral Interview

    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 :)

  • January 30 | 7 - 9 pm

    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!

  • January 31

    Technical Interview

    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?

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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.