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.

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AI Business Challenge Summer 2021

Gerben Koopman 2021-07-05, Ajar Artificial Intelligence and Master Challenge are organizing the AI Business Challenge from July 27th to August 20th. During this challenge you will apply your AI skills to a real company use case, and experiment with blockchain technology. You will receive blockchain training and assistance, Scrum training if needed, guidance from AI experts and you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to a real-world business case. Collaborate with students you already know or with students from other universities. Are you still looking for a fun challenge this summer, or would you like the chance to win a sweet prize? Register no later than July 12th.

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To Dah Loo: Summer edition

Floor van de Leur 2021-07-05

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. The online edition for this summer can be found here.

In this edition: the last FSR 2020/2021 column, the new master's module 'Professional Skills', a fun maths scavenger hunt, and the results of the survey regarding the effects of COVID-19 on the education at our faculty.

Toppers May!

Maxime van Munster 2021-06-29

Dear Members,

Our Topper of the month May is Tika van Bennekum! Tika will first introduce herself and then we will do a round of This or That. Have fun reading!

Hi, I am Tika. I study Computer Science and my favorite courses are maths courses. In the future I would like to do my minor abroad, preferably in Miami. Besides my studies I do freerunning. I often do this in the city and choose a roof to climb with my friends, after which we have a drink on top of it. Flips are my favorite part, but I don't dare to do them without a mat yet. I also do Korean archery at USC, which I started earlier this year with someone from my intreeweek group.

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New IIS Elective courses

Gerben Koopman 2021-06-21
Are you still looking for a fun elective, or are you just wondering what courses the IIS is offering? Then read on!

How does the coronavirus pandemic fit into the big picture?
The COVID-19 crisis shows us that plagues are clearly not ‘something from the past', and that infectious disease outbreaks continue to form a global threat. How did the world react to previous pandemics and which lessons can be learned for the future? The highly interdisciplinary course Pandemic tries to answer these questions by bringing together and connecting insights from a wide range of disciplines, from medicine to mathematics, evolutionary biology, various social and behavioural sciences, and more.

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No end of year barbecue

Mick Vermeulen 2021-06-21

Sadly the barbecue committee has decided that this year there will again be no end of year barbecue. Until the very last second we’ve tried to organise an event that would both fit within the current COVID regulations along with the expectations that come with the end of year barbecue but as of now we don’t yet see an opportunity to organise this massive and fun event. Although we are incredibly happy with our virtual event: the spring barbecue, we don’t believe we can transfer the atmosphere and fun of an end of year barbecue in an online event (especially in this heat!). This has led to the decision to yet again cancel the event.

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UvA Together: A New Student Platform

Gerben Koopman 2021-06-07

Are you having trouble studying for your exams or is everything going pretty easy and do you have some spare time to help fellow students? Would you like to go on a walk or drink a cup of coffee together with another student? Then UvA Together is the site for you to meet other students!

UvA Together is a new platform by students, for students. The team hopes to bring students from different studies together. This way it becomes much easier to find a study buddy or a coffee buddy during and after the corona pandemic! They hope to see you soon at their website and on Instagram (@uvatogether).

Kojac - Summer Campaign

Felix Hoekstra 2021-06-07

It is Kojac’s goal to fill the gap between students and companies. They do this to help you find an interesting (side)job and gain some relevant work experience!

Their main focus within this goal lies with junior developers and data scientists with relevant programming experience. Sign up for Kojac, gain some work experience and earn at least €17,50 per hour!

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No board, your help is needed

Dimitry Grootenboer 2021-06-01

In recent months, many of us have put effort into finding our next board. Yet now, more than ever, we need your help. Last week the candidates had the time to apply. From more than enough interested candidates for a full board, only Felix and I reapplied in the end. That is not enough to form a board and so there is currently no prospect for a board 22.

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Activity overview

  • Friday 6 aug 19:30 - 23:59
  • Proeflokaal 't Blauwe Theehuis, Vondelpark 5, 1071 AA Amsterdam

Every year via celebrates its birthday on August 6, this event is called the dies. This year the dies is even more festive because via celebrates its 20th birthday! Even though we are on a summer break, we will still celebrate with drinks (borrel). Members are invited to join us on August 6 at Proeflokaal 't Blauwe Theehuis in the Vondelpark. via will cover (most of) the cost for beer, wine and soda....

  • Fri 1 oct (16:00) - Sun 3 oct (15:00)
  • De Hoof, Someren

Are you new to your studies and would you like to get to know your fellow students? That's possible! Every year, via organises the glorious freshmen weekend, where you and more than 150 other students will experience the weekend of your life.

We'll depart on October 1st from Science Park by bus, heading to a beautiful location in the province of North Brabant where we'll spend the weekend. The freshmen...

  • Thursday 7 oct 17:00 - 18:00

After a data science model has been developed and validated, getting business value depends on being able to reliably and securely run the model. Especially in an industry with highly sensitive data, such as the banking industry, it is crucial that the model runs in a secure environment and that the data that runs through it is safe and shielded at all times.

So, how should you go about putting a machine...

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Afstudeerstage Infrastructure | Unlocking the Cloud to Users

Avanade, thesis

Deze opdracht brengt het beste van traditionele infra en de cloud samen in 1. De onderzoeker zal de beste passende oplossing voor de klant moeten vinden, rekening houdend met alle randvoorwaarden die in de praktijk voorkomen.

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Student- Assistent ICT ondersteuning

Universiteit van Amsterdam, part-time

Ben jij op zoek naar een leuke bijbaan naast je studie?

Het IIS zoekt met spoed een:

Student- Assistent ICT ondersteuning

Waar: Sciencepark 904, bij het Instituut voor Interdisciplinaire Studies


.NET Developer Datawarehouse

Chipsoft, full-time

Locatie: Amsterdam
Niveau: HBO / WO
Dienstverband: 40 uur per week

Werk jij als software developer het liefst met uitdagende systemen? Wil jij je steentje bijdragen aan een betere en efficiëntere zorg? Dan kun jij je bij onze vestiging in Amsterdam volledig uitleven als .NET Developer Datawarehouse.

Winc Academy

[Dutch] Docent-assistent

Winc Academy, part-time


Vind jij programmeren het leukste wat er is? Zou je je liefde voor dit vak graag willen delen met zoveel mogelijk mensen? Ben jij op zoek naar een inhoudelijke bijbaan voor naast je studie of juist op zoek naar een startersfunctie met veel vrijheid? Dan is deze flexibele (bij)baan iets voor jou! Bij Winc Academy zijn we op zoek naar een Docent-Assistent ICT (8-40u per week) die ons team wil komen versterken.