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Week review 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: 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!

Git Workshop

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!

About Xomnia: 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!

Alphabet Party

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 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

Member weekend

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.


Announcements by the board:

  • Good luck with your new courses!

University App

Progress, Nestor, your roster and alle other RUG-platforms in one app? Among others the CIT, CvA, SOG and Calimero are working on this! They do want some input however so please fill out their questionnaire! (which also gives you a chance to win breakfast with our Rector Magnificus, Elmer Sterken!)

fill out the questionnaire here


The pre-congress of the BBD is centered around start-ups. Therefore we invited Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Competition Winner: Hardt Hyperloop and a disruptive player within the pharmaceutical industry myTomorrows. The precongress takes place at the 14 th of February in Nijenborgh 4, Lecture hall 5111.0022, between 15.00 and 17.00. Afterwards there will be FREE drinks for the people present, And A 50 euro giftcard for SuitSupply and 3 other gift cards of a value of 50 euro can be won in a lottery for the people who sign up and come to the pre-congress!

If you`re planning to come, please sign up for the Pre-congress here And let us know here

Looking for master students for the National Masterday Artificial Intelligence

This year, a national Masterday will be organized on the 21st of March in Utrecht, where all the master’s programs AI in the Netherlands will present themselves to interested students. All involved universities will give a lecture, and there will be an information market. For this market, we are looking for students from Groningen who are in one of the relevant master programs and who are willing to provide those interested with information and experiences on the programs in Groningen.

Would you like to join us in promoting the master programs in Groningen? Let us know by sending an email to


The Magazine was aproved during the GA! This means that it's happening, but we still need content for the magazine. If you have ideas for content, are willing to write something, or want to help out in an editorial manner, feel free to contact us at

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If you haven’t already, you can sign up via the website. Go to Profile -> Mailing Lists and sign up there.

[StudCee] Please resend your material!

Due to an unnoticed bug in the upload page of the exam & summaries database all materials uploaded in the past period were lost in digital space. If you uploaded any material in the past period, we implore you to do so again, so that now we can actually put in on the database!

February is Career Month at Cover!

During the month of February, we will be organizing activities to let you get a taste of the different types of IT-companies you can end up working for once you finish your studies. On every Tuesday from 11:00 to 13:00, a different company from a different sector will present itself during a Lunch Lecture, and Cover will take provide a free lunch!

Check the agenda for the schedule, and we hope to see you there!

Committee Battle

Next Wednesday this years committee battle will be kicked of at the Little LAMA. So this is your chance to take it away from the MxCee. Like last year all committees will be able to collect points through different kinds of challenges. We hope that everyone will have a lot of fun gaining points for the battle. The winner of the committee battle will recieve the Committee Trophy at the end of the year. Good luck!

Looking for committee members!

See the website for a complete overview of committees that are looking for members! If you want to apply for a committee please email to let her know you're interested. A resume or motivation is optional, so feel free to just tell her you're interested!


Have you seen the awesome posters for Cover activities? They were created by PubliciTee members! The PubliciTee is a creative committee which designs posters and sometimes other promotional material. Will you create the next good poster?

Deadline: 28th of February


The StudCee organises study support activities for all AI and CS students. You probably went to one of our lectures (if you haven’t, you totally should!!). Anyways, because some older members are leaving, we’re looking for fresh blood! So if you enjoy helping others, want to enrich your college experience, and enjoy good food/cooking, then let us know! You’re free to join a meeting to see what we’re all about.

Deadline: 28th of February


The DisCover is the name of Cover's new magazine and of the committee behind it. As a member of the committee you would be responsible for collecting or creating content, determining what goes into the magazine, and you can help in the creation of the layout!

Do you want to join its redaction, let us know! You are free to join a working moment and to see how we work.

Deadline: 28th of February

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