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

The marketing committee is looking for members!

Eva Oostenbrink

If you like leaving via logos everywhere, join the marketing committee! This is the committee that, among other things, makes the beautiful posters for activities and looks after via’s merchandise. In addition, as a marketing committee member, you will think along about via’s social media channels. Want to know more or become a member? Email!

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Cheaper beer at drinks

Floor van de Leur

The price of beer has gone down! Since the last Brainwave drink, the price for a beer is only 80 cents if you pay with PoS credit. If you pay with a debit card, the price remains 1 euro. Don't have a PoS account? Create one at and get it activated by a board member in de Kelder or at the Thursday drinks in de Brainwave. If you can't figure it out, you can also ask a board member to help you.

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Become a Technology Graduate at Liberty Global

Floris Heringa
| 2022-11-17

Are you looking to gain in-depth experience of international operations, develop your expertise and learn new skills? Liberty Global are looking for individuals to join them on their Technology Graduate Scheme. Help them bring people together through technology and make change within their business.

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Our Topper of October!

Rens Baas

October's topper is Merlijne Reeuwijk! Merlijne coordinated the freshmen weekend at the beginning of the month. Thanks to her efforts, many freshmen had a really fun weekend and many new people got in touch with via. We thank Merlijne for her hard work and commitment!

If you also know someone who should be put in the spotlight, please send an email to to nominate someone!

Theater Play SAFE SPACE

Pim Meulensteen

Together with the Time Out Foundation, the UvA is organizing SAFE SPACE, an interactive theater piece about social safety in student life. SAFE SPACE exposes problems and facilitates conversation with students, faculty, confidants, student advisors and education support staff. The subject is made discussable and different roles in a socially unsafe situation are considered. What can we learn from this? What can you do yourself? And how can we do better?

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To Dah Loo: November 2022

Floor van de Leur

The To Dah Loo is the monthly newsletter that is posted on the doors of the toilets at Science Park 904. It is made specifically for UvA Science Students and published by the Faculty of Science in cooperation with the Faculty Student Council (FSR). The To Dah Loo will no longer be published digitally as of this academic year, but the November edition can now be found on the toilet doors.

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Nominated ideas Create a Course Challenge

Pim Meulensteen

Which course would you like to see on the UvA curriculum?Demystifying "The Algorithm", or Black Male Studies 101, or The Science of Success, or one of the other nominated ideas? See all 10 selected ideas in the Create a Course Challenge and make sure to cast your vote before 9 AM on November 16. This way, you can help determine which idea will be developed into an interdisciplinary elective course for all UvA students in the upcoming academic year!

Have your say on via's code of conduct!

Floor van de Leur

The board of via is working on drawing up a code of conduct, after being advised to do so by the UvA’s confidants. This code will state what behavior is and isn’t accepted at drinks, activities, and in the via association room. Topics that could be covered in such a code of conduct include unwanted sexual behavior, discrimination, intimidation, aggression and bullying. Do you have ideas about what should be included in via's code of conduct, or would you like to think along? Then send an email to All input is welcome!

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Activity overview


in 2 days
  • Mon 5 dec (11:00) - Wed 14 dec (17:00)

From December 5 till December 14, the via PROG-A-THON will be taking place again! This is the moment to test your programming skills and have a shot at winning some great prizes. During the PROG-A-THON, new programming puzzles will be posted online daily. The problems that you have solved will be shown on a live scoreboard*, which shows your and all other contestants' progress. On December 5, at 12...

  • Tuesday 6 dec 18:00 - 22:00
  • SP L1.01 (LAB42)

It is almost time to choose a candidate board! Several people will nominate themselves, but in the end, it's up to the General Assembly to decide who will be part of the candidate board.

That's why there will be a General Assembly on Tuesday, December 6. At this General Assembly, the people who will nominate themselves will make their motivations and qualities known, and the interview committee will...

ChipSoft Dinner

in 6 days
  • Thursday 8 dec 17:30 - 20:00
  • Crystal Tower

After eating pepernoten for a whole month and just before Christmas, it is of course time to continue eating, so that you can start your New Year's resolutions on time. Lucky for you, ChipSoft organizes a dinner together with the party committee, because nothing is as healthy as fun. Let yourself be pampered by the culinary food of the ChipSoft chefs. The dress code is business casual. Dinner takes...

  • Tuesday 13 dec 17:15 - 22:30
  • Snowworld Amsterdam

Do you have a passion for skiing or are you more into snowboarding? Or do you take the plunge and start a new challenge with which you put yourself on the slats? Do you want to prepare well for the winter sports trip from via in January? Then this activity is the ideal way to get into the winter sports vibe. Then don't let this opportunity disappear like snow in the sun and come to SnowWorld Amsterdam...

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



Junior DevOps Engineer

PRDCT, full-time

Wie we zijn

_Wij zijn PRDCT. Wij bieden onze klanten met het PRDCT Managed Data Platform een plek waar zij over alle relevante informatie van hun (potentiële) klanten beschikken. Wij zorgen ervoor dat alle stukjes klantinformatie uit de verschillende systemen en tools op een juiste manier worden gekoppeld en gelinkt. Dat doen we op een zodanige wijze dat onze klanten zelf met deze data kunnen werken om inzicht in hun data en processen te krijgen, voorspellingen te maken of data voor web- en emailcampagnes kunnen selecteren.


Leergierige Developer

Infi, full-time

Kom jij naast (of ná) je studie bij ons werken als developer? Bij ons werk je fullstack aan maatwerksoftware voor bijvoorbeeld de GVB-app, het gloednieuwe systeem van leasemaatschappij Hiltermann of één van de kleine start-ups die met onze software de wereld willen veroveren. Je werkt agile samen met slimme collega-developers, telt ook als junior vól mee en krijgt van ons alle tijd en gelegenheid om je steeds nieuwe talen en tooling eigen te maken. Omdat je in een pas opgerichte vestiging aan de slag gaat, zijn nog niet alle paden gebaand. Heb je altijd al je eigen stempel op een bedrijf willen drukken? Dit is je kans! En dankzij onze personeelsparticipatie word je nog mede-eigenaar ook… Kom typen, kom leren! Lees alles over onze tech stack en onze werkwijze op of solliciteer direct.


Jobs & internships for Data Scientists & Developers

Aigents, full-time

Ready to kickstart your career in Data Science or Software Engineering? Every day we list 150+ of the best career opportunities in The Netherlands – handpicked by our editorial staff.

Bit Academy

Bit Academy is looking for online data engineer & web development coaches

Bit Academy, part-time

This is a vacancy for a Dutch position. Fluency of the Dutch language is required.

The Bit Academy is looking for developers and data engineers (in training) who would like to spend a (fixed) morning, afternoon, evening or day a week helping adults learn to program online as a community coach.
The Bit Academy offers an online training where you learn the skills of a junior data engineer or full stack web developer. At the Bit Academy, the focus is on learning by doing. The course material is structured in such a way that a participant can move through it independently. As a community coach, you make sure that you give participants a push in the right direction if they are not succeeding. You help these beginning programmers by explaining to them unfamiliar and complicated concepts in understandable language. You will also give live coding sessions via Zoom and you will help to develop new educational material. Read the full job description here.