There is movement again on the coordinator front. Namely, we have added a new coordinator 🥳, and one coordinator wants to hand over the baton 🥢

New ICT Coordinator: Thies Nieborg

Thies is going to be the new coordinator of the ICT Committee! This is the committee that takes care of all technical matters of via. Think for example of the via website and POS with which you pay for the delicious snacks in the basement. As coordinator, Thies will make sure that everything keeps running smoothly, work afternoons are organised, and that every feature request is answered with: "Do you want this? join the ICT Committee!".

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2024 Hack4Her Event

Jet van den Eertwegh
Jet van den Eertwegh
2024-04-04

Hack4Her is not just a hackathon; it's a comprehensive tech weekend offering inspiring lectures, workshops on the latest trends and technologies, networking opportunities, and much more! While the competitive hackathon is exclusive to individuals who identify as women, we welcome students of all genders in the Netherlands to participate in the enriching array of planned activities. For more information please see our website!

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Globally, 1 in 3 women have experienced sexual and/or physical violence. This is not normal and unacceptable. On the night of 20-21 April 2024, Plan International is organising the Night Against Sexual Violence in Amsterdam: a twenty-kilometre walk along places that are not always perceived as safe. We are doing this to make a statement: sexual violence must stop! We want everyone in the world to be able to walk the streets safely at all times. Together with Plan International claim back the night and walk with us!

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Do you have trouble sticking to your schedule? Do you suffer from writer's block? Or do you simply enjoy writing with other students? Then come to the Hybrid Thesis Sessions offered by the Library! From April 8 to May 13, there will be a session every Monday from 11:00-18:00 in L0.05 where you can join without obligation. A student host will guide the sessions using the Pomodoro method, focusing on the writing process. A Scientific Writing teacher will also be present from 11:00 to 14:00. Registration is not required, but can be done through this link.

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Abacus puzzle booklet!

Jet van den Eertwegh
Jet van den Eertwegh
2024-04-02

Our sister society Abacus, the mathematics society of the University of Twente, is working on a puzzle book for all mathematics and computer science associations in the Netherlands and needs your help!

Would you like to contribute and help create puzzles? Then this is your chance! A sample of the last edition can be found here. A small side note: to prevent Abacus from having a puzzle booklet that only contains sudokus, try not to make more than two puzzles of the same "type".

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Info Support | Online AI Masterclass

Raven Timmer
Raven Timmer
| 2024-03-20

Large Language Models (LLMs), such as ChatGPT and CoPilot help us develop code in a short amount of time. This gives you the space to work on the challenging features that really add value to software. After the master class, you can develop the started case further and have a chance to win an XBOX X or PS5!

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Are you dreaming of a career in tech 👩‍💻 but sometimes you feel overwhelmed by the transition from university to the professional world?

Join us for an opportunity to gain insights from a community of women and allies at Booking.com who are contributing towards creating an equal workspace.

Experience the sense of belonging through inspiring stories, tangible skills, and reciprocal knowledge sharing.

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Last tickets for Awesome IT

Luuk Jonker
Luuk Jonker
2024-02-27

On 15th of March, the yearly Awesome IT conference will be organised by via. Awesome IT is a conference organized by students for all information sciences students at the UvA! It will be a day full of interesting lectures, delicious lunch and a great place to meet your future employer. Information about the lectures and other information can be found on awesomeit.nl. Here you can also buy your ticket for only €13.50, the conference is in about two weeks so buy your ticket quickly! For more updates follow the Instagram: @awesomeit.nl.

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The SNiC committee is looking for a new member to support us in organizing the National Informatics Congress (SNiC). SNiC is a national event where over 800 students from across the country come together. Next year in November, it's via's turn to organize the congress, with the theme "SustainabilIT."

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Bit: Beer & Pizza event - March 19th

Raven Timmer
Raven Timmer
| 2024-02-21

Bit is hosting one of their legendary Beer & Pizza events again. Looking for a working place to apply all the knowledge you gain during your study AND work with awesome people? This is your chance!

🗓️ Date: March 19th
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

What to expect:

💡 Career opportunities: Discover exciting job openings, including a Student AI Developer role in the project team.
🤝 Networking opportunities: Engage with talented individuals passionate about technology and other mutual interests.
🌟 Meet the team: Interact with our experienced team members and trainers.

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