This was the first week of our Career Month! I hope everybody enjoyed the Hacking in Practice - Lunch Lecture by TNO. Next week we have a Lunch Lecture by Spindle about organisations without management, so I hope to see you all there!
On Wednesday we had the Little Lovely Active Member Activity to thank all our members in committees for their hard work. We placed a life cluedo game, which everybody enjoyed a lot. With this we also have the committee battle back on, so make sure to check the Cover website for more info!
Afterwards we had the Valentine Social where the lollypops where handed out! Since not everybody was present the remaining lollypops will be placed in the Cover room next week.
Monday 12th of February, 20:00, Paintball City, Bornholmstraat 46
Do you wanna play paintball? Now is your chance! If you have always wanted to shoot your friends with little balls of paint, now you can!
We will be playing paintball in an indoor facility, so don't worry about the weather.
You can sign up at: https://goo.gl/forms/8O9kYUifi3quZVxk2.
There are only a limited amount of spots available, so sign up while you still can.
[Career Month] Lunch Lecture by Spindle
Tuesday 13th of February, 11:00 till 13:00, BB 5161.0253
Organizing without management
At Spindle the traditional hierarchical model of organization is replaced by a system called Holacracy. In the system, it is assumed that people work better if they're treated as adults and given the opportunity to organize themselves. The classical function building is replaced by an evolving system of different roles. People who work in roles generally have more responsibility for their tasks, which makes them more ambitious to reach the best result. Joris Engbers will tell about his experience with this brand-new way of working. Read more about them here.
Cover will provide free lunch!
Friday 16th of February, 15:00 till 17:00, BB 5161.0273
Have you always wanted to have a nice overview of all your coding projects? Not having six different test.c files in your directory, just because you wanted to try something out?
Then attend this workshop, which will teach you about the ease and comfort of Git. Git is a distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) system. It keeps track of everything you have coded and allows you to retrieve older versions of your code. And it makes working together a breeze!
During this workshop you will learn the basics of Git, grap the contents, and how to use git for your next (or current!) project.
[Career Month] Neural Networks for a Self-Driving Boat - Lunch Lecture by Xomnia
Tuesday 20th of February, 11:00 till 13:00, BB 5161.0273
David Woudenberg is Xomnia's Data Scientist and project lead of their self-driving boat. During this talk he will explain the boat's transformation from a former lifeboat to a self-driving boat using neural network/deep learning technology. To use Artificial Intelligence technologies in our daily life makes this project challenging and exciting.
Cover will provide a free lunch!
Xomnia is the leading Dutch big data company that empowers organizations to create maximum value out of data. We excel in generating value from data by developing, integrating and maintaining your big data platforms and predictive solutions. Xomnia’s big data training programs enable and further develop the data-driven capabilities of your own employees. We deliver long term data science and big data engineering capacity through our traineeships. When in need of a temporary capacity boost, we share our experienced big data experts with you. In Xomnia you will find the full-service big data partner to realize your data-driven ambitions. Last but not least our company is located in the city center of Amsterdam. Every Friday afternoon we have drinks at our HQ. Oh, and we have the first self-driving boat that works entirely on artificial intelligence!
Thursday 22nd of February, 22:00
Club Kokomo, Gelkingestraat 1, 9711 NA Groningen
We survived the first month of the year already, the exams are over (luckily) and we are starting with a brand new semester, which means, brand new activities! One of these activities is the annual Alphabet Party.
What about it? Yearly we organise this party in collaboration with other study associations, this year we are with 18 in total. Every year a letter from the alphabet is picked and we think of a theme starting with this letter. You can base your outfit on the chosen letter.
This year the ‘M’ was selected, and the theme we made up is ‘Midnight Madness’. We hope you will all create the maddest outfits and come party with us on Thursday the 22nd of February. It promises to be an awesome night!
Tickets cost €5,- in presale and €6,50 at the doors and includes two drinks and free use of the cloakroom. Furthermore, you get 10% discount on your costume by showing your ticket at Firma Mulder. Any questions? Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message via the Facebook page. We hope to see you all there!
[Career Month] Lunch Lecture by Topicus
Tuesday 27th of February, 11:00 till 13:00, BB 5161.0253
Topicus in one of most well known IT-companies in the Netherlands, and specializes in a lot of different sectors, like security, health care, finance and education. During this talk, you will get the chance to see what it is like to work at such a company.
Cover will provide a free lunch!
Improv Workshop with Stranger Things Have Happened
Wednesday 28th of February, 17:00
Location: LB 5173.0141 and LB 5173.0151
The people from the improv group Stranger Things Have Happened are coming over to give us a workshop in improvisational acting. They have very fun people and have a great sense of humor. We'll have the workshop from 5 till 6 (make sure to be on time!) and afterwards we'll go out for dinner. The dinner will be at Blokes in the city center.
But the best thing of all, all of this will be free!
Make sure to sign up fast as there are only 32 spots available!
Sign up using this link
Friday 23rd of March 17:00 till Sunday 25th of March 17:00, Wouda, Wester Es 3, 8426BJ, Appelscha
It's time for another member weekend. Come and join us for a weekend full of eating, drinking and games! Make sure you bring you Cover friends and a good mood!
More information will follow soon.