Currently, you are on the website of Cover! We are the study association for Artificial Intelligence and Computing Science. If you are interested in these topics and also want to have a genuinely good time, drop by the Cover room in the Bernoulliborg on Zernike campus (0041a), because that's where we live. We are open on weekdays from 11:00 to 17:00.
Cover can offer you three types of activities:
- First, the social aspect is an important part of us. We organise weekly borrels, monthly socials and tons of other activities.
- Second, we organise study support lectures about our degree programs. You can join workshops that either dig deeper into materials, or offer some fresh knowledge. You can also find help using our tutoring system!
- Third, we also offer career oriented events. Regularly, we have companies over to hold talks about certain career paths. You will find this interesting if you want to talk to students who finished their studies and now work at companies or if you are interested in what companies are up to in general.
For a more detailed overview of our upcoming events, have a look to your left!
As of now, the applications for board XXIX are open! A board year at Cover is an amazing experience where you develop yourself in many ways whilst having a great time. As there are aspects of a board year that are hard to describe on paper we are available to ‘grab a coffee’ over Skype or answer all your questions through WhatsApp.
For more information on the procedure of applying and the functions in the board you can look at the guide for how to apply. The application deadline is April 19th at 23:59 so send your motivational letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org before that time!
As you might have read, the RUG is cancelling all lectures and exams until at least April 10th due to the COVID-19. Following their lead, the Cover Room will be closed from tomorrow onwards. There will be the possibility to pick up your personal belongings between 09.00 and 15.00 tomorrow. Additionally, most events will be cancelled of which the details can be found in the agenda. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with the RUG. If anything changes, we will keep you informed. Please contact Marieke (email@example.com or +31639428907) if you have any questions.
Unfortunately we have to announce that one of our speakers for the [REC🔴RDED] symposium, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, has cancelled due to growing concerns about COVID-19. He would be travelling from Frankfurt, which would put him at risk of contracting the virus and spreading it. Due to this, we will be rearranging the schedule such that it still ends at 17:15. Therefore the schedule printed on your badges will not be entirely accurate. We will announce a more accurate schedule on the day itself.
We would also like to inform you that we are constantly monitoring the situation around COVID-19. We are following the guidelines from the RIVM. At present, there is no negative advice concerning this event and it will still take place as planned. Should anything change, we will inform you immediately.
Berco Beute is a software professional from Groningen and studied AI at the RUG. At the symposium he will be addressing the problems of our current information system infrastructure and will propose an alternative way to build those.
With a master’s degrees in both Communication Science and AI, and a PhD in Distributed Systems Berco has been working on the forefront of internet technologies since the early 90’s as a researcher, developer, CTO, author and entrepreneur. His lifelong passion has always been to think of better ways to build information systems. Berco is currently working as an architect at TKP, founder/CEO of Stekz, founder/CTO of Satys, and organizer of the Dutch Python conference PyGrunn.
Berco will talk about rethinking the ways we build information systems. Copying data all over the place has been a necessity for decades due to network(ing) limitations. While networking has improved dramatically, most implementations of information systems still start by copying data to a central place. In this talk Berco will explain why this can be a problem and offer an alternative approach to building information systems that avoids most of the current pitfalls.
Dirk Zittersteyn is a Senior Software Engineer at HackerOne, and studied Computing Science at the University of Groningen. He is our third speaker and a former Cover member!
At HackerOne, founded in 2012 in Groningen, he helps build a hacker-powered security platform. It offers white-hat hackers the possibility to legally hack companies, who welcome their security expertise. Companies use HackerOne to amplify their security team, by tapping in to the expertise of over 600,000 hackers. In the last few years, HackerOne has paid out over $80M to ethical hackers from around the world.
HackerOne has a repository of thousands of publicly accessible vulnerabilities. What better way to learn how to write secure code than by discussing some of the vulnerabilities that hackers have reported on the platform!