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

Vote for your Lecturer of the Year

Rachel de Haan 2020-04-06

Good lecturers are key to good teaching. Even in the current circumstances, our lecturers continue to provide good education. That’s why the UvA community wants to honor the lecturer. Which lecturer inspires you? Who do you value for good quality of education? Let it know! All students and staff can vote online for the annual Lecturer of the Year award. You can vote from 6 until 24 April. Which lecturer do you nominate as UvA Lecturer of the Year?
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[Dutch only] Een goede, geïnformeerde studiekeuze maken in tijden van Corona

Yunus Demir 2020-03-30

The text below is Dutch only as it is about choosing a bachelor in times of corona, and our bachelors are Dutch only

Voor ons is het inmiddels verleden tijd, maar voor jou is het misschien wel een heel actueel onderwerp: de studiekeuze. Vanwege het coronavirus zijn helaas alle open dagen vervallen, dus zo’n keuze maken is een stukje ingewikkelder geworden. Gelukkig is een hoop informatie ook via de website van de Universiteit van Amsterdam te vinden! Hieronder staat een kort overzicht van de bachelors in de informatiewetenschappen, waar je informatie kunt vinden en waar je met vragen terecht kunt
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The UvA is looking for a new central student assessor

Rachel de Haan 2020-03-16

Are you the UvA student who's gonna make a difference?

The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam is looking for a student assessor for the academic year 2020-2021.

After the Maagdenhuis occupation in 2015, a central student assessor has been appointed. The student assessor attends the meetings of the Executive Board and advises the Board on education and student-related themes. The assessor is in close contact with Central Student Council and other groups in the student community to keep in touch with what is going on among students. The assessor has no role in formal decision-making and therefore has no right of advice or consent.
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Survive -the-quarantaine-by-the-CORONA-ANIMATION-TEAM

Merel Atia 2020-03-16

The members of via are getting bored in this time of crisis and isolation. No drinks, lectures or endless discussions in the room of our association… So here we present, to keep our loyal members satisfied, The CORONA ANIMATION TEAM! Using this link, you are invited to the Telegram channel where the board will post funny stories, puzzles, challenges, jokes and pictures on a daily basis, to make sure you won’t get bored in the next few weeks!
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Update corona virus

Eva Oostenbrink 2020-03-14

Dear members,

Undoubtedly, you have already heard that the University of Amsterdam has decided that all teaching activities on locations are suspended with reference to the new corona virus. The university has decided that all education with physical contact will be suspended until March 31st. In contrast all bachelor and master projects, and other type of internships or projects of research institutes will continue. Logically the university also decided to cancel all activities, including those of study associations, for at least March.
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Cancellation Awesome IT

Nina Wagenaar 2020-03-13

Due to the measures imposed by the RIVM regarding the Coronavirus, we regret to inform you that Awesome IT 2020 will have to be cancelled. If you've already bought a ticket, please keep an eye out on your mailbox for additional information.

Sincerely,
The Awesome IT 2020 Committee

Corona virus

Eva Oostenbrink 2020-03-13

Based on recent developments regarding the corona virus, we have decided to cancel all via events at least until April 6th. This also means that there will be no drinks. Furthermore, our association room will not be open. More information can be found on svia.nl/coronavirus. If you have any questions, you can always send a message to the board.
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Member of the month February!

Merel Atia 2020-03-11

Even in this short month the members of via have been working very hard for their association. The month was filled with amazing activities, drinks and meetings. But as always, there is only one person who could be the member of the month and this February it’s Jop Keuning! Jop is the coordinator of the cooking committee and has cooked two delicious meals for the General Assembly. Besides that, he organised a sushi workshop which turned out to be a great success! Thanks a lot Jop, and keep on cooking!
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Activity overview

  • Wednesday 15 apr 17:00 - 22:00
  • Gamestate, bijlmer Arena
Pinball machines, pac man and VR, you can experience all of this on Wednesday the 15th of april! The Gamingcommitee has organised a fun event for you where we will spent the night at the Gamestate at Arena. Can you beat your friends at air hockey, lose yourself in a VR game or will you blow everyone away on the dancemachine? Sign up, because it’s gonna be an arGreat evening!

Jackbox night

in 5 days
  • Wednesday 15 apr 19:00 - 22:00
  • via Discord
Do you like playing party games and having fun? Since you ended up here, we assume so! Jackbox has a gigantic collection of party games in the categories of werewolves, cards against humanity and trivia. Of course we can make good use of this during home isolation. Wednesday 15 April from 19:00 you can join us on the via discord-channel. All you need is your mobile phone and a good mood. See you then!
  • Thursday 16 apr 18:00 - 22:00
  • Brainwave
Do you sometimes think during the lecture with this teacher I would like to drink a beer or cola? Then we have the lecturer drinks for you! Here you have the chance to enjoy a drink with your favourite teachers. So be there or be square!
  • Fri 24 apr (17:00) - Sun 26 apr (14:00)
  • ‘t Hoefijzer, Oranjekanaal Zuidzijde 6 Zwiggelte
**Due to the new measures to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, there will unfortunately be no VIA-WEEKEND this year . ** The Song Contest is in the Netherlands this year and to prepare for it, the theme of this year's VIA-WEEKEND is the Eurovision Beerfestival! Does a fun weekend with cold beers (or soft drinks) sound like music to your ears? Buy your ticket for the 24th till the 26th of April and join us in the best weekend of the year!

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

Vacancies

PwC

Junior Associate Digital Identity Engineer (DevOps)

PwC, part-time

This challenging job calls for someone with a background in IT or computer science who are keen to work with state-of-the-art technology in the Digital Identity sector. You can combine this part-time job with a study, course or sport.

MIcompany

Student Employee

MIcompany, part-time

MIcompany is an agency specialized in Big Data Analytics with offices in Amsterdam and Tel Aviv. With our team of more than 50 young and ambitious professionals, we build data analytics capabilities for international blue chip companies. Our goal is to drive sustainable business value using the power data analytics. We achieve this through discovery programs in which we search for opportunities and capture their potential by use case implementation. We make this impact sustainable by building capabilities in the fields of people & organization, models & metrics and data & technology.

MIcompany

AI Software Engineer

MIcompany, full-time

With our team of more than 70 young and ambitious professionals we build AI skills & apps at scale for companies such as Nike, Booking.com, LeasePlan, bol.com, eBay and KPN. We do this through two distinctive services.