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

To Dah Loo: January 2023

Thies Nieborg
2023-01-18

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 January can be found here.

In this edition the FSR's New Year's Survey and an interview with the vice-dean.

via is looking for confidants!

Floor van de Leur
2023-01-16

We find it important that everyone feels safe at via: in the Kelder, during drinks and activities, and in digital communication. That is why we are looking for people who want to become confidants. We are looking for people of different genders, and both active and less active members.

What does it entail?
You will be a first point of contact for people who experience something unpleasant at via and want to talk about it. You listen to their story and consider together what the possible follow-up actions are. Everything you hear is in principle strictly confidential, unless the person reporting the incident gives you permission to discuss the case with, for example, the board.

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New Year's Survey FSR

Thies Nieborg
2023-01-12

To celebrate the start of the new year, the Faculty Student Council (FSR) has created a New Year's Survey. By filling out this survey, you are helping yourself and other students with issues that affect Science Park. Among other things, feedback will be collected on studying with a disability, ways of supporting students that need to resit an exam, the minor application procedure and the attendance requirement. With your feedback, the FSR can further work to make improvements on these issues. Besides the fact that your feedback helps the student council, you also have a chance to win one of five €20 Bol.com gift cards that will be raffled off. You can find the survey here.

SNiC committee is looking for members!

Merlijne Reeuwijk
2023-01-11

SNiC is a yearly conference by students, for students. Each year SNiC is organized by a different information sciences study association. Study associations give one and a half years notice to organize SNiC and present a bid (application) with a theme and committee. This year via wants to do a bid for the next SNiC in 2024. Super fun! But therefore we need enthusiastic members for the committee.

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FSR seeks new council assistants

Thies Nieborg
2022-12-18

The Student Council is looking for new council assistants. So what does that entail? As a member of of the student council you try to improve Science Park in the field of education and/or facilities. For example, the student council is working to solve the problems surrounding GLASS (the successor of Datanose) and, in the past, they have arranged the education-free week in May. In addition, the FSR also keeps busy with diversity and social safety. Would you like to improve the faculty for students? And would you like to be involved in the faculty? Then mail your resume and motivation to fnwi@studentenraad.nl by January 15 or drop by A0.10! They are also looking for an official secretary (AS). The AS takes the minutes of the meetings of the FSR. As AS you will be appointed by the UvA for one year for 10 hours per week.

Apply for energy allowance with ASVA

Thies Nieborg
2022-12-18

Are you suffering from rising energy costs? Then apply for an allowance for your energy costs now! Officially, students are still excluded from the energy allowance, which other people with low income and assets can get. This is unlawful, which is why ASVA wants to appeal for you. How it works:

The more people apply, the better off the students will be! ASVA can't guarantee success, but will do its best for you. Questions? Send an email to

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Hackathon ForeSea the Future

Thies Nieborg
2022-12-09

Do you want to engage with a never before compiled dataset? Have you always wondered about the vast blue ocean and the sea of data that it may hold? Do you want to show what data can hold for the future of our seas and how climate change may change the nature, management and industries of the seas? Now is your chance! On February 3 and 4, Wageningen Marine Research (WMR), part of Wageningen University and Research (WUR), is organizing the ‘ForeSea the Future Hackathon’ in collaboration with our partners Stichting de Noordzee and FarmHack. For 32 hours, WMR provides a maximum of 30 data enthusiasts with the chance to be submerged in the treacherous data waters of the North Sea. WMR has even compiled a data set specifically for this hackathon. The best part is: you get to borrow one of WMRs marine experts to help you navigate towards interesting questions. Consequently, the hackathon is open to anyone with the skills and interest to analyze, model and/or visualize data. A background in marine sciences is not necessary. Will your efforts uncover and show the depths of the North Sea?

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November's topper

Mabel Traube
2022-12-09

November's topper is Jet van den Eertwegh! Jet is coordinator of the interaction committee. She organized the Scary Movie Night in November, which was a very enjoyable evening. She also coordinated the via week, helping many committees to organize their fun activities! We thank Jet for her efforts for via!

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Activity overview

  • Thursday 2 feb 17:00 - 21:30
  • Brainwave

After being a board for a whole year, it is time to say goodbye to the current board :(

Come to this 'borrel' to have one last drink with the current board.

FOSDEM 2023

in 5 days
  • Fri 3 feb (17:00) - Sun 5 feb (17:00)
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussel

This year we will be attending FOSDEM again! This two-day conference will take place on February 4 and 5. FOSDEM is an Open Source conference in Brussels offering a wide range of talks and events and it's absolutely free! This year there will be more than 600 speakers. For more information about FOSDEM, visit the website.

As usual, via has arranged a hotel where you can stay for a small price. We will...

  • Monday 6 feb 15:00 - 17:00
  • Brainwave

Please note that the quiz will be in Dutch

Think you are the smartest in your year group? Come to this pub quiz made by students for students!

Are you in need of some relaxation after the first lectures of this semester? We sure are! So come to the Brainwave on February 6 and challenge your fellow students. We will test your knowledge during six different rounds, including a music and picture round....

Board Change GA

in 1 week
  • Monday 6 feb 18:00 - 22:00
  • C1.112

It is almost time for the candidate board to take over from the current board! Therefore, the Board Change General Assembly will take place on Monday, February 6. At this GA, board 23 will give its advice about the candidate board and a vote will be taken to appoint the new board. In addition, the financial statements of board 22, and the financial statements and annual report of board 23 will be presented....

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

Vacancies

PwC

Consultant (Cyber) Crisis Leadership Team

PwC, full-time

Are you looking to kickstart your career in crisis management? PwC’s Crisis Leadership team helps clients prepare to effectively respond to crises and we are looking for a starter to join our team and support us with our mission – strengthen crisis resilience, add value to our clients, and build trust in society.

Riskquest

Data Engineering Consultant

Riskquest, full-time

Next level in Data Engineering

As a Data Engineering Consultant, you develop the best data solutions for leading (financial) institutions in the Netherlands. With us you will work directly with the client. You will learn how to construct data solutions, which will be used for model development. Furthermore, you will learn how solutions and models are implemented in a company. You will be directly responsible, and you will work together with your RiskQuest colleagues at projects at banks, insurers, and pension funds. In addition to good compensation, we offer flexible working hours and a lot of substantive challenge.

PRDCT

Junior Data 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.

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Assistent scheduler FNWI

Universiteit van Amsterdam, part-time

Note: Proficiency of the dutch language is required

The FNWI scheduling team is looking for an assistant scheduler for the period January to July to support us in processing the daily schedule changes and communicating these changes to lecturers. We are looking for someone for 16 to 20 hours per week, after your induction period the agreed hours are flexible.