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Week review

This week was kicked-off by Paintball, I heard it was a lot of fun and that some people are recovering from bruises. So I hope that they will heal soon. The rest of the week we had some Career Month activities, such as a Lunch Lecture by Spindle about their management system, which differs from most companies as they use a system called Holacracy. And on Thursday we had a nice Soft Skills Workshop by Unipartners, where we did some fun games and exercises, while enjoying Spindle's open source beer, so if you want to have a taste of their company, you should check out their recipe.


[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. If you want more info, click here.

Cover will provide a free lunch!

Meet the Researchers

Thursday 22nd of February, 13:00 till 17:00, NB 5118.-152

Are you curious about what the researchers of the University of Groningen are up to? Want to gain more insight in the projects that they are involved in? Then come to Meet the Researchers! We will have various researchers come and give short presentations about their own research, and what the implications might be for CS, AI, or students in general. There also will be food provided during the event, and a drink after!

Alphabet Party

Thursday 22nd of February, 22:00 Club Kokomo, Gelkingestraat 1, 9711 NA Groningen

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 only costs 5 euros, including 2 drinks and cloakroom. So it definitely promises to be an awesome night! For more information, go here

[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!

Sign-up here: link


Announcements by the board:

  • There are free notepads available in the Coverroom!

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

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!

Sign up for Career Mailing

Do you want to know the latest career opportunities in Computing Science and Artificial Intelligence, or be kept up-to-date on all the career activities that Cover organizes? Then sign up for the Career Mailing! We will be sending you information on the latest vacancies and traineeships by Cover’s partners, and keep you posted on workshops and lectures where you can apply your acquired knowledge in practice.

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

University App

Progress, Nestor, your roster and all 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 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

[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!

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!


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


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

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