from June 18th to July 13th 2018 | Turin, Italy

A complete data science program

BIG DIVE 7 covered:

  • Advanced programming skills
  • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
  • Data Analysis
  • Machine and Deep Learning
  • Network Science
  • Data Visualisation

Real cases that prepare you to work with data

The highest value is that you learn through hands-on real cases, this means you can get insights from data-driven companies and research institutions on how they managed, analyzed and inferred on their own data and you have the possibility to apply and play with their methodologies asking directly to data scientists, researchers and developers.

This is a unique opportunity that you can’t get anywhere else!

Click on the boxes below for a preview of the program:

During the four weeks of the BIG DIVE 7 the lessons and activities took place from Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Additional time was reserved for special lectures, exercises and “homeworks”.

The last week of the course was dedicated to a final project.

Application process

Here’s a timeline of what happened:

March 5th BIG DIVE 7 – Registrations opening
Apr 8th Early-bird expiring
June 3rd BIG DIVE 7 – Registration closing
From June 18th to July 13th BIG DIVE 7
July 13th BIG DIVE 7 closing event

The application process started with a self-evaluation of the prerequisites (mostly related to your programming skills and Maths background) needed to access and fully enjoy the course. The course is offered in English, that’s why a fluent English is included in the prerequisites. Optional skills were taken in consideration to create a balanced classroom.

In the form you can tell us more about you,  your previous experiences and why we should choose you. We really encourage you to make a short video to stand out among the other candidates!

When you finally press ‘send’ it comes the waiting part. After two weeks from registrations opening our team started screening the received applications. Candidates might be contacted by the organizers and asked to provide more information about skills or to attend an interview (in person or using a remote audio-video communication tool).  

The selection process continued till the official registration closure in order to create progressively a class of maximum 20 Divers.

Applicants selected before the official end of registration were asked to pay a deposit (20% of the total due fee – according to the profile). In case of missing deposit (deadline is one week after the request) the candidate lose the priority in the selection queue.

In case a selected candidate renounces to participate, a new Diver is selected.

The deposit is not refunded in case of waiver communicated after the closure of registration.

All the news about selection, exclusion and deposit request are communicated by email through the email address inserted in the application form.

We understand the need to organise your working schedule and Summer activities in advance, so we do our best to get back to you with the final response as soon as possible.


The price includes
The price does not include
  • Access to all the lessons
  • Access to all teaching materials
    (from previous editions too!)
  • Access to alumni network
  • Access to all special events
  • Solid employment opportunities
  • BIG DIVE gadgets
  • Accommodation
  • Food and meals
  • Local transportation
  • Travel expenses

The price differs based on the category you fit in:


With proof of full-time student status at the time of application (Phd Students are also eligible for this profile) With proof of full-time / part-time employment at a non-profit organization at the time of application If you are not eligible for Student or non-profit profiles

Early Price (till Apr 8th)
€ 750

Early Price (till Apr 8th)
€ 1,000

Early Price (till Apr 8th)
€ 1,250

Full Price (till June 3rd)
€ 950

Full Price (till June 3rd)
€ 1,300

Full Price (till June 3rd)
€ 1,500

Until April 8th can have access to the early-bird price.

A pleasure not only for the mind…

The venue for the course is a recently renovated space in a beautiful historical building in the center of Turin close to the river.

Turin is one hour from the Alps and two hours from the seaside.

By train you can easily travelling among Milan, Florence, Rome, Venice to celebrate after (or during) the BIG DIVE 7 with your classmates!


The deposit is not refunded in case of waiver communicated after the closure of registration.

We do not refund unused portion of the training. However, refunds are handled on a case-by-case basis.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

A copy of your University ID card or any certificate proving you are a student at the time of application. You can send it at after you filled up the form online.

Must-have requirements to be admitted are:

[1] Background in Descriptive Statistics (mean, median and mode, standard deviation,…).
[2] Python fundamentals (syntax, control flow, functions,…).
[3] Command line basic experience.
[4] Basics of database management.
[5] Git version control system (a personal account on GitHub is required).
[6] As BIG DIVE will be taught in English, proper conversation and writing skills are required.

Please write us to for any clarifications.

No, your presentation video and letters of recommendation are not mandatory.

We encourage you do add them to your application to get know you and your motivation better and better evaluate your profile.

The course is designed to be fully-attended in Turin, Italy.

During the first three weeks you’ll focus on studying real cases and tutorials, while in the final week you’ll be part of a group to develop the final data science dedicated to a project.

Yes, at the end of the course you’ll receive a certificate of attendance if you take part at more than 85% of the lesson and complete the final project with your group.

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