Newsletter 1/2022

A new year has begun not incredibly long ago, and with it begins a new era of Data Guild newsletters. The guild news from now on aim to appear regularly on Friday every one to two weeks, and include guild events, AYY/Aalto events, and other relevant news. If there’s something you’d like to have included in the newsletter, contact the publicist (me) at @datadaddy on Telegram or via email at

Without further ado, here are the news!

1. Guild

Call to join committees

IE Committee – @ray_atreya @Normsie

Hey, it’s your newly elected DG Isäntä and Emäntä (IE). We’re here to bring you a great year with awesome sitsits, excursions, prexam parties, and whatever else you want! Our biggest mission is to keep our DG member well-fed, hydrated, and happy- but we cannot do that all by ourselves. We need YOUR help! If organizing events, cooking, and cruising to Estonia for drinks sounds fun, don’t hesitate and join the IE committee. It will certainly be a wild and fun ride with us, so hop on and let’s make this year GRAPE! Shoot us a message at either @ray_atreya or @Normsie to sign up for a seat on the train of fun. Choo choo!! 🚂

Culture Committee – @thefloppa

Have you ever felt like there’s not enough events going on? Culture committee exists to make even more epic, one-of-a-kind parties. Also, we are developing our own bot that helps us make parties: @DataGuildEventBot. If you have some cool ideas for events you’d like to make – feel free to join our committee!

2. AYY and Aalto

Aalto’s new Instagram channel on wellbeing

The Oasis of Radical Wellbeing crew has opened an Instagram channel for wellbeing issues at Aalto University.

We gather weekly updates on research-based information, events and trainings on wellbeing and inclusion at Aalto University, book recommendations, and other inspiring content about wellbeing.

Welcome to follow us @aaltowellbeing. See you on Instagram!

Polijazz dance courses start 14.2. in Otaniemi

Are you tired of sitting home and not having enough space to dance? We got you, come to dance with us to the dance courses starting in February! The sign up opens 24.1. onwards. We offer 1st time for free and a discount when you bring a friend with you! Read more from our website:

Spring term 14.2.-13.5.2021 Otaniemi
Modern dance: Mondays klo 16:30-17:45 (intermediate)
Breaking: Wednesdays klo 19–20 (beginner), 20–21 (advanced)
Oriental dance: Thursdays 18–19 (open level)
We speak EN&FI.

Dissonanssi is looking for new male singers

Are you interested in singing in a mixed choir in a good company? Dissonanssi is now looking for new male singers. You can join us even with a little experience. Our choir will have auditions on Tuesday 1.2.2022 beginning at 19 in Ossinkulma (Otakaari 18, Espoo). International students are welcome as well! If you are interested register for the auditions with this form.

Introduction to Scientific Computing and HPC 2-4 February 2022

Are you interested in learning how to improve your computing skills and the performance of your data analysis code/tools using High Performance Computing? Please join us for our “Introduction to Scientific Computing and HPC 2-4 February 2022”.

For those who are not familiar with the basics of scientific computing, we offer a quick introduction to the topic on 2/Feb/2022. This is a very broad introduction to the tools available (at Aalto and other places) and when to use them, not just for people who need large computing clusters. Every new computational scientist should attend this once.

For those already familiar with data science, but who feel that they are limited by the hardware/software resources of their laptop/workstation, Part 2 will give you an introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC). While the teaching materials are based on Aalto Triton cluster, the course is suitable for everyone with access to a HPC cluster using slurm. 

Part 1: 02/Feb/2022 12:00–16:00 Getting started with scientific computing.

Part 2: 3–4/02/2022 12:00–16:00 Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC).


At Aalto Scientific Computing we are also planning more hands-on courses for the year 2022 and also promoting other courses at Aalto, in Finland, and in the Nordics. Follow updates at or on Twitter at See also our self-learning materials at

Best regards
Aalto Scientific Computing

3. Other

Remember to pay AYY healthcare fee

All the degree students registered as attending for the spring term have to pay the healthcare fee for students in higher education. The fee must be paid even if you don’t use the FSHS services. The amount is 35,80 euros per term and no separate invoice will be sent. More information can be found here.

Looking for a paid, part-time job? Become a Wellbeing Ambassador!

Are you a student at Aalto University with an interest in community-building at our university? Are you interested in wellbeing and/or inclusion of minorities? Are you tech-savvy with social media?

Oasis of Radical Wellbeing is looking for four paid, part-time Wellbeing Ambassadors.

Read more about the positions and apply by Jan 31st!