A little poem

Rachel de Haan
Rachel de Haan 2020-05-25

Dear members,

Remember when corona was something you had never heard about?
Those good times when you and your friends could all hangout?

But whether corona is around or not,
This week is no easy shot.

That's because this week is an exam week,
So a quiet place is what you seek.

Hopefully you'll find a place,
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Corona has pressed the pause button on most of our lives. A curse to some, an opportunity to others: the choice is yours. Seize the day and contribute your time and talent to a cause worth fighting for: Data-Driven Farming.

VanBoven is an AI-startup that supports farmers with accurate and personalized harvest predictions using drones. Machine Learning and advanced analytics allow farmers to prevent food waste, optimize their yield and minimize their ecological footprint.
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To Dah Loo

Rachel de Haan
Rachel de Haan 2020-05-19

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.

Eventhough Science Park is closed, which means the toilets are unused, there is still a To Dah Loo for the month of May. It is being spread online and can be found here.
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Since 2011 the Graduate School of Informatics organises an annual Thesis Fair for master students. This year, however, this event will have to take place online, creating new and unknown challenges. The organization of the Thesis Fair is therefore looking for a student who can help them set up the digital environment of the Thesis Fair. So if you are interested in working part-time in the Thesis Fair team and help them organize this online event, you can sign up via this link!
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BOARD!!!

Rachel de Haan
Rachel de Haan 2020-05-11

Hip hip hooray! It's week 20 ('vo)! The week we were supposed to go on a study trip! Jeeej!

I'm going to cry in a corner, be right back...

Two wonderful study trips were planned for this week: one to Sofia and one to Zagreb (via Munich). We were going to see the most beautiful buildings, visit the most interesting companies and go to the nicest pubs. Sigh. The good news: At the moment it is raining in Munich (in Sofia and Zagreb the weather is beautiful, but we will just ignore that for now).
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We are a frontrunner in the transformation of banking and a company that puts technology at its heart . Are you eager to find out what it’s like to work with the newest technologies and code for millions of customers? This is your chance.

We will be hosting our first webinar about our International Talent Program - IT Traineeship. Current trainees will share their experiences as well as the projects they are working on, and the technologies they are using. In addition, we will provide two talks from senior engineers on the platforms that our engineers are currently developing to turn ING into one global digital bank. They will share insights on how we establish a great engineering culture at ING.
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Redesign the honorary member page!

Rachel de Haan
Rachel de Haan 2020-05-11

Throughout the years there have been a few via members who, for several years, have done extraordinary work for the association. These members are our honorary members and have a special place on the website: svia.nl/ereleden. If you have visited that page before, you must have noticed the following: this page could really use an upgrade.
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Winners PROG-A-THON announced!

Boas Kluiving
Boas Kluiving 2020-05-01

The winners of the PROG-A-THON are known! The first prize has been won by Adriaan de Vries with 12 problems solved. Furthermore, Emiel Wiedijk has ended in second place and has won the price for best first/second year student. Congratulations to both of you, you will receive the price shortly :) You can now find the complete scoreboard here.
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Royal board update

Rachel de Haan
Rachel de Haan 2020-04-27

Wilhelmus van Nassouwe
ben ik, van Duitsen bloed

Hip hip hooray! It's King's day! Normally this would mean that today we would all be at a festival or walking through the city past all the stalls full of junk. With this beautiful weather, this King's Day was guaranteed to be a great success. But unfortunately, we had to celebrate the king's birthday this year from home. Welcome to the very first "living room day"!
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