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PROG-A-THON
Mon 5 dec (11:00) - Wed 14 dec (17:00) still 1 week

We have done our best to prepare the problems as best as possible, but there may still be errors in the problems. If you think something is not right, you can send an email to competitie@svia.nl

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*, ...

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Candidate Board General Assembly
Tuesday 6 dec 18:00 - 22:00 in 1 day

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 give their advice about them. There will be a moment to ask questions, and at the end, there will be a vote about the candidate board.

There are also a few other subjects on the agenda, such as the ...

Free - SP L1.01 (LAB42)

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ChipSoft Dinner
Thursday 8 dec 17:30 - 20:00 in 3 days

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 place in the Crystal Tower and the walk-in starts at 5.30 PM, so you can satisfy your appetite immediately after your last lecture. During dinner, entertainment is provided by none other than illusionist ...

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Spirit day (+ lecture & drinks)
Friday 9 dec 9:00 - 21:00 in 4 days

December 9 is Purple Friday all over the Netherlands again! On this day meant to celebrate diversity, the student associations together with the student council are coloring Science Park in purple. The purpose of Purple Friday is to raise awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and to show everyone their support for these people by wearing purple clothing.

The following activities will be organized for Purple Friday: ...

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Pre winter sports winter sports
Tuesday 13 dec 17:15 - 22:30 in 1 week

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 on December 13. From 5:15 PM you are welcome to make the slopes unsafe for no less than 4 hours. There are only 30 spots available, so get your ticket on time!

The price is 19 euros per person, including ...

€19,- (€14,- excl. materiaal) - Snowworld Amsterdam

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Chess Tournament 2022
Wednesday 14 dec 17:00 - 21:30 in 1 week

In the central hall of Science Park 904, there stands an immense chess board, a battlefield reserved for only the most worthy grandmasters the UvA has to offer. After the intensive preliminary rounds, our finalists will ultimately compete here for ultimate glory: the title of via chess champion 2022!

Have you been smothering kings since three years old and do you know the correct refutation of the fried liver attack? Or do you still need a quick google to remember the meaning of en passant? No matter your amount of won world championships, join the via chess tournament! On December 14th, from ...

Free - L1.14

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Lezing EY: Lifting the curtain on cyber threats
Thursday 15 dec 17:00 - 18:00 in 1 week

Do you ever consider how dependent you are on technology? What would you do if there was no internet anymore? Would you even have power or water if it wasn’t for IT systems being available? How would you connect with people if there was no Whatsapp or phone services? Influence of IT systems in our lives is ever increasing, but we often don’t think about it. What is this seemingly “invisible” infrastructure that is playing such an important role in our lives?

The availability and security of this infrastructure is not a given. The increasing number and size of cyber-attacks can hardly be a surprise ...

Free - Science Park 904

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Jacket and tie drinks!
Thursday 15 dec 18:00 - 21:30 in 1 week

Open your closet and dust off your finest suit, dress, skirt or other fancy outfit. This week via members will be acting like members of high society. The bar committee will provide delicious cocktails and flavorful whiskey. In case you want to feel like a normal student, there will of course be beer on the tap.

The destination of the study trip of 2023 will also be announced during this activity!

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Dodge ball with bunkers
Friday 16 dec 16:00 - 17:00 in 2 weeks

It's time to play sports again with via. Friday, December 16, we will go back to high school by playing bunker dodge ball at the USC. Afterwards, we will all go to the Oerknal to enjoy some well-deserved free drinks with delicious bitterballen. Bring your sportswear and show how sporty you are!

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Lecture B&S
Thursday 19 jan 2023, 17:00 - 18:00 in 2 months

More information will follow.

This lecture is worth 1 colloquium point. You don't need to sign up for the lecture.

Free - C0.05

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Winter Sports Trip 2023!
Fri. 20 Jan 2023 (16:00) - Wed. 25 Jan 2023 (09:00) in 2 months

Fall has officially begun and, for some, the skiing itches are starting to come. This year via will organize another trip to the snow with her members. The trip will take place in the second week of January.

Are you a strong-sloper who takes the first and the last lifts? Or are you more of an apres skier who drinks more beers than descent slopes? Or have you never been to the snow and would you like to see what all the fuss is about? Then sign up for the snow trip! There are only 60 spots available so be on time!

The price will be 429 euros a person. This includes the bus ride, 4 day ski pass, ...

Price: € 429.00 - Gitschberg Jochtal

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SAVE THE DATE: Study trip 2023
Tue. 02 May 2023 (10:00) - Mon. 08 May 2023 (17:00) in 5 months

From May 2 until May 8, it's time to go on a study trip again! During the Brainwave drinks on December 15, we will announce the destination of this year's trip. At this awesome location, we will do all kinds of activities. 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.

Ticket sale for this event will open on December 16 at 3PM. Make sure to buy your ticket quickly, because there is a limited number of spots available!

TBA - TBA