Study Association via

via, short for 'Vereniging Informatiewetenschappen Amsterdam' (Dutch), is the study association for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Information Science at the University of Amsterdam.

Latest news

A little poem

Rachel de Haan 2020-05-25

Dear members,

Remember when corona was something you had never heard about?
Those good times when you and your friends could all hangout?

But whether corona is around or not,
This week is no easy shot.

That's because this week is an exam week,
So a quiet place is what you seek.

Hopefully you'll find a place,
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Quarantine Challenge - AI in Agriculture - apply now!

Yunus Demir 2020-05-25

Corona has pressed the pause button on most of our lives. A curse to some, an opportunity to others: the choice is yours. Seize the day and contribute your time and talent to a cause worth fighting for: Data-Driven Farming.

VanBoven is an AI-startup that supports farmers with accurate and personalized harvest predictions using drones. Machine Learning and advanced analytics allow farmers to prevent food waste, optimize their yield and minimize their ecological footprint.
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To Dah Loo

Rachel de Haan 2020-05-19

The To Dah Loo is the monthly newsletter that is posted on the doors of the toilets at Science Park 904. It is especially made for UvA Science Students and published by the Faculty of Science in cooperation with the Faculty Student Council.

Eventhough Science Park is closed, which means the toilets are unused, there is still a To Dah Loo for the month of May. It is being spread online and can be found here.
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Help the organization of the Thesis Fair!

Mund Vetter 2020-05-13

Since 2011 the Graduate School of Informatics organises an annual Thesis Fair for master students. This year, however, this event will have to take place online, creating new and unknown challenges. The organization of the Thesis Fair is therefore looking for a student who can help them set up the digital environment of the Thesis Fair. So if you are interested in working part-time in the Thesis Fair team and help them organize this online event, you can sign up via this link!
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Redesign the honorary member page!

Rachel de Haan 2020-05-11

Throughout the years there have been a few via members who, for several years, have done extraordinary work for the association. These members are our honorary members and have a special place on the website: If you have visited that page before, you must have noticed the following: this page could really use an upgrade.
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Rachel de Haan 2020-05-11

Hip hip hooray! It's week 20 ('vo)! The week we were supposed to go on a study trip! Jeeej!

I'm going to cry in a corner, be right back...

Two wonderful study trips were planned for this week: one to Sofia and one to Zagreb (via Munich). We were going to see the most beautiful buildings, visit the most interesting companies and go to the nicest pubs. Sigh. The good news: At the moment it is raining in Munich (in Sofia and Zagreb the weather is beautiful, but we will just ignore that for now).
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Apply now for ING’s webinar: IT Traineeship & Engineering talks

Yunus Demir 2020-05-11

We are a frontrunner in the transformation of banking and a company that puts technology at its heart . Are you eager to find out what it’s like to work with the newest technologies and code for millions of customers? This is your chance.

We will be hosting our first webinar about our International Talent Program - IT Traineeship. Current trainees will share their experiences as well as the projects they are working on, and the technologies they are using. In addition, we will provide two talks from senior engineers on the platforms that our engineers are currently developing to turn ING into one global digital bank. They will share insights on how we establish a great engineering culture at ING.
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Activity overview

Online Stage

in 5 days
  • Sunday 31 may 20:00 - 23:00
Do you feel like jamming and seeing other talented faces again? The music committee would love to see you May 31 at 20:00 for the Online Stage! Via Zoom you will be able to perform your act. Sign up below to perform!
  • Wednesday 3 jun 17:00 - 19:00
  • Zoom
Are you almost done with your master but have no idea what you want to do when you're done? Are you still in doubt whether you want to go into academia or into industry? Or are you thinking about starting your own business? Come to Life After Graduation! On the 3rd of June the third edition of Life After Graduation will be organized. This time, unfortunately, not at our beloved Science Park, but online via Zoom. PhDs, startups and companies will talk about what they did after graduation. They will also answer all the questions you have about life after graduating.
  • Thursday 4 jun 16:00 - 18:00
  • Online
*As this activity will be in Dutch, the description is also in Dutch* **Strijd tegen T.F.V. ‘Professor Francken’ uit Groningen!** Op 4 juni organiseren wij van 16:00 tot 18:00 uur samen met **via** een online pubquiz. Tijdens deze activiteit speel je uiteraard tegen andere teams van **via**-leden, maar je kunt daarnaast ook proberen te winnen van de studievereniging T.F.V. ‘Professor Francken’ uit Groningen! Ga jij de uitdaging aan in onze pubquiz met moeilijk tot niet Googlebare vragen? Of ken je medestudenten waarmee jij alle onderwerpen denk te kunnen denken?
  • Monday 8 jun 19:00 - 22:00
  • Zoom
On June 8, the General Assembly about the Board Advisory Committee will take place. This General Assembly will deal with a new policy for the Board Advisory Committee and an Application committee. During this General Assembly there will definitely be a voting on the the Board Advisory Committee, potentially there will also be a voting on an Application committee. Furthermore, the annual accounts of 2019 will be presented, on which an advice will be given by the Audit Committee of 2019. In addition, the board will present new policies regarding committee discounts and the discharges of the board. There will also be a vote on a new version of the decision list and an HR amendment to define the praesidium committee. Finally, there will be a presentation on the benefits of the foundations VER and Awesome IT.

Do you have an idea for an activity?
Send an e-mail to the Activitycommittee.



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