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

BètaBreak presents: The Science of Conspiracies

Rachel de Haan 2020-11-26

Conspiracy theories are of all times, but the COVID-19 pandemic offers an interesting framework to explore the mechanisms behind them. How do conspiracy theories evolve, and how grounded are the concerns from a scientific perspective? And if we go beyond those questions, how do we as scientists contribute to the proliferation of these theories, and how can we improve?
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Nominations VIA-awardshow are now open!

Dionne Gantzert 2020-11-23

Nominations for the big via awards show are open! Who is the real chug king / queen? Who is the biggest optimist and what was your highlight of the year? Submit your nominations and who knows, maybe your nominee will win! Do not forget to send proof to increase the chances of the person you nominate. A top 3 is made per category based on the number of nominations. The winner will be chosen during the digitala on December 4 with a choice from this top 3. Even if you cannot be there yourself, you can nominate people!
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Study association Christiaan Huygens presents: "Advanced Analytics: Diving deep into your data"

Rachel de Haan 2020-11-13

On November 19th the symposium "Advanced Analytics: Diving deep into your data" organized by the study association for mathematics and computer science students from Delft, W.I.S.V. "Christiaan Huygens", will be held. During this online event, we will explore the possibilities of the state-of-the-art data analytics techniques as well as discuss the ethical concerns associated with processing personal data. For more information and the latest updates, visit and attend the facebook event. Hope to see you there!
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Maico Timmerman has been declared as a member of merit!

Rachel de Haan 2020-11-11

On November 10th the general assembly decided to declare Maico Timmerman as a member of merit of via.

Maico has been an active member at via for 7 years and was a member of the board as commissioner of education in 2015. Over the years he has been a member of various committees, including being a member of the ICT committee for 6 years. He even coordinated this committee for three and a half years. During this period he has taken the systems that are used by the association to a new level.
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Opening hours association room

Eva Oostenbrink 2020-11-09

Previously, almost every day a board member would be present in the association room. From now on the room will solely be used for the board members as a place to work. This means that there won’t always be a board member present to answer questions or to help you with something. The opening hours will therefore not be standard. If you have an urgent question or another request, please contact the board via e-mail or app to make sure that someone is present at the moment you visit.
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Bus and plane travel committee are looking for members!

Rachel de Haan 2020-11-09

Every year in May via organises not just one but two study trips! This means that we will be heading to awesome locations and do all kinds of activities there. First and foremost we will be visiting the local university and IT companies. Additionally, some non-educational activities will be planned, such as going sightseeing and having a drink.
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To Dah Loo: November

Rachel de Haan 2020-11-07

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 from this month can be found here.
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Volunteers for creating posters wanted!

Ilja van Ipenburg 2020-11-04

We are looking for volunteers who want to make posters! To promote activities via has a mailing list containing volunteers who would like to create posters. This list contains members who like to help making posters and slides to promote (online) activities. We are looking for volunteers who have experience with Photoshop and enjoy working with it. Take a look at for some examples and for an overview of how we work during the making of a poster. Are you interested? Send an email to to sign up!
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Activity overview

Live Clue (online)

in 10 hours
  • Monday 30 nov 19:00 - 21:00
  • Zoom
A real life game of Clue, a secret, hidden relationships and murderous desires. Who had been capable of committing one of the cruelest crimes in the history of **via**? Who is... the murderer? On a dark night you, brave detectives and sneaky suspects, will be placed in a new reality, one in which no one can be trusted. Are you curious and daring enough to partake in this adventure?
  • Wednesday 2 dec 17:00 - 18:00
Join us for an exciting talk on Wednesday December 2 with Dr Brian Pickering, a researcher from the University of Southampton. The talk will be held virtually on Zoom, you can attend via **[this link](**.
  • Thursday 3 dec 17:00 - 18:00
  • Online
In this lecture we will have a look at the distinctive properties of several microcontrollers and their added value for home automation projects. What do you need to get started yourself? What are some of the most accessible projects out there to get the ball rolling? How can you best expand your current skill set to compensate for your growing interest in IoT and home automation? These and many more questions will be answered during the lecture.

Secret Santa

in 3 days
  • Thursday 3 dec 19:00 - 20:00
  • Zoom
Secret Santa, but then the Dutch Corona proof way: this year we celebrate St. Nicholas as never before. Draw a name and make a super fun / funny / uncomfortable Sinterklaas poem for one of your fellow **via** members! An hour before the Stickyklaas pub quiz we will gather to read our Sinterklaas poems to each other and to guess who draw who. Will you participate? You can register until the 26th of November! After that you have more than a week to put together a fun poem.

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



Technology - Data Business Group - Talent Factory

Accenture, internship

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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.

Vereniging Informatiewetenschappen Amsterdam

Board member

Vereniging Informatiewetenschappen Amsterdam, part-time

Every February the study association via, one of the largest associations in Amsterdam, with over 1800 members, changes boards. This gives six new students the opportunity to take charge over this large association for a year. Right now we are looking for board 21, and you can take part in this!


Softwareontwikkelaar Zorg-ICT

Orfeus, full-time

Gezocht: Softwareontwikkelaar Zorg-ICT
Locatie: Amsterdam
Niveau: HBO/WO
Dienstverband: freelance of contract voor bepaalde tijd