A new edition of the PROG-A-THON has begun! During June, we will make new programming puzzles available every week. Starting today, you can find the first set of programming problems here. You can read more about the contest and how you can hand in exercises here.
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Look & Feel LAB42

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Ferdi Zwamborn 2019-05-28

The UvA is interested in the thoughts of students regarding the interior design of the new building, that will be ready in 2022. To do this, they have created a short survey. Filling it in only takes 10 minutes of your time and by doing so, you can have a say in the design of the new building. You can vind the survey here.
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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, a top-tier intellectual property firm in Europe, is searching for interns to join its patent prosecution team in Amsterdam. With the guidance of patent attorneys, interns will have opportunities to learn about patenting and prepare and prosecute patents involving machine learning and cryptography. The interns may also work with lawyers and patent attorneys on infringement and validity analysis. Minimum internship period is 2 months.
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Gezocht: Werkstudent(en) Data Scientist & Dashboard Analyst bij SINCERIUS Transaction Advisory Services in Amsterdam, in de buurt van de campus. Flexibel aantal uren per week.

In een klein team help je mee met de ontwikkeling van ons BI product dat inzichtelijke rapportages genereert uit grote hoeveelheden financiële en operationele data van onze klanten. Voor elke klant leveren we maatwerk. Ons DWH draait op MS SQL server en de back-end werkzaamheden betreffen met name het inrichten en optimaliseren van ETL-processsen en schrijven van Queries. Daarnaast help je mee met de front-end development (Power BI en Reporting Services), de data moet immers overzichtelijk en aantrekkelijk gepresenteerd worden.
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At the beginning of this year, we asked all staff at the Faculty of Science to think of a name for the new building. Around 35 names were nominated, after which a vote among IvI and ILLC colleagues and an administrative and legal (trademark) check ultimately left over two names: LAB42 and SP xxx (= final house number announced in September 2019).
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Vote for the Student Council!

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Ferdi Zwamborn 2019-05-14

The student council elections are being held this week (13-17 May)! You can vote for parties on a central and faculty level. The faculty parties are Lief, Slaafs and Red UvA. On a central level, you can vote for UvA Sociaal, De Vrije Student, Red UvA and Slaafs. You can vote on stem.uva.nl
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Missen jouw ouders het studeren? Hebben ze altijd al een keertje Science Park willen zien? Willen ze leren programmeren? Dan is dit de kans! Neem ze 7 juni mee naar de ouderavond georganiseerd vanuit via, je ouders maken hier kennis met via, krijgen een proefcollege, een rondleiding door Science Park en leren programmeren in Scratch. Ook wordt er een heerlijke avondmaaltijd klaargemaakt en sluiten we de avond af met een pubquiz in de Maslow! Meld je snel aan op svia.nl/ouderdag en laat je ouders zien hoe cool studeren wel niet is!
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It is important that everyone feels safe and welcome at via. We as the board would like to work harder to make sure that is the case. The first step has been to attend a workshop by "our bodies our voice" about sexually undisireable behaviour and inclusivity. Partly based on the workshop we are starting to make plans to make via a more safe and inclusive association for everyone. Do you have any ideas about this or do you want to talk about this to a board member? Then you can always come up to us or send an email to the board. If something has happened or is happening concerning undesirable behaviour and you feel the need to talk about this with someone, we recommend to reach out to the confidential adviser of the FNWI by sending an email to Marly van den Boom.
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Come to the UvA Health Week!

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Ferdi Zwamborn 2019-04-29

It’s time for the UvA Health Week again! From 13 to 16 May, there will be an extensive programme for students, PhD candidates and staff. The theme of the Health Week is ‘balance’. What is balance? Are you in balance, or just balancing? Does balance even mean the same thing for everyone? What’s your study-life balance like?Today’s 24/7 society, in which we are constantly bombarded with information and struggle with choice overload as well as the pressure to perform, makes it important that we periodically stop to think about what we are doing, why we are doing it and how.
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Beer & Pizza event - Bit

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Ferdi Zwamborn 2019-04-29

Predict when wind turbines break down, build a smart connected supermarket shelf or implement fingerprint login in web apps? At Bit you help companies such as Heineken, Philips, UPS and ING with their innovation challenges by building cool prototypes.

Bit has the coolest side job for you during your studies. In our office at Science Park you build a tech prototype with a driven team of students within ten weeks. At Bit you learn to work in a real tech company with active coaching and guidance.
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