In 2018, two English bachelor’s programs started in Aalto. One of them was the Data Science program, which was put in the care of the Computer Science Guild. The first students of the Data Science program were so excited about the student culture and guild activities in Otaniemi, that in less than half a year of starting their studies, the Data Science students wanted to form their own guild. On 27th of February 2019, they did just that. At this point, the DG overalls were CS overalls with a silver sleeve. The silver sleeve came from mixing black (computer science) and white (math/physics).
Things started moving pretty quickly for the new guild. In 2020 Data Guild obtained AYY special status and in the 2020 elections, DG elected its very first own fuksi captain and tutor coordinator. At the end of 2020 Data Science students were still wearing black overalls.
The Fuksi Captain of 2021 did not like the fact that you could not clearly identify Data Science students from their overalls. He set out to correct this. The fourth batch of Data Science students, the fuksis of 2021, received DG’s very first own overalls! The overalls were shiny silver with a black sleeve.
With its own overalls, it was time for the next big milestone for the guild. Right before the start of the academic year of 2022, DG celebrated the opening of its first guild room! The name of the guild room was chosen to be Database and it is located on the bottom floor of the Undergraduate center.
The current board of DG is looking forward to celebrating the fifth year of DG at Epoch and everyone that is a part of DG can’t wait to see what the next five years have in store for our young guild.