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September

Sep 01

Introduction day

Location: Bernoulliborg

The summer is over and it's time to start your first day of university! During the introduction day the university will have a morning program and at 2 pm we will take over. We will have 3 different parts on our side. The computer instruction, this is where your mentor will explain how all the university websites and the ways of communication. The tour, where your mentor will show you all the important locations you will need to know during your first weeks, also visiting the Cache (Cover room) and the photo location to take a head shot of all the first years. The third part is outside where there will be an obstacle course, a cotton candy machine and a popcorn machine.

    Sep 06

    Welcome (back) Social

    Location: De Tapperij, Grote Markt 36

    At the sixth of September we are together going to celebrate the start of a new academic year! Of course there will be free beers!

    If you are new to Cover this night is amazing to get to know all members of the association! We are just going to get some beers together and have a lovely evening. For all already members of Cover this is a great opportunity to see all your friends again.

    WE NOW KNOW THE LOCATION OF THE BORREL! It will be, as we're used to, in the Tapperij!

      Sep 07

      Welcome Back ThuNDr

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      Location: Bernoulliborg

      This Thursday the first ThuNDr (Thursday Noon Drinks) activity will take place. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow (new) students. We will provide some snacks and make sure that the drinks are cold. Several board games will be available for you to play!

        Sep 08

        Introduction Camp "Heroes vs. Villains"

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        Location: Pagedal, Hoveniersweg 1, 9502 BW, Stadskanaal.

        The introduction camp is organised for all the first year students of Artificial Intelligence and Computing Science. During the camp you will get to know your fellow first years, as well as a group of active older years and the study association in general. There will be games to get to know each other and drinks and music to have fun in the evening. The theme this year is "Heroes vs. Villains" and the real life role playing game will be using this theme as well. The camp will be for 2 nights and 3 days, with a full program, food and a bed provided, all for only €55.

        For further info and to sign up go to the site here: (http://www.introcee.nl).
        Please sign up before the 1st of September during the introday, so that if there not enough spots you will be in the drawing. If there are still free spots available you can sign up until 7 September!

        Hope to see you all there!

          Sep 11

          Linux Workshop for CS

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          Location: V 5161.0283

          To make your life a little easier, we are organising a workshop for Linux. We will cover navigating the maze of Linux, getting the terminal to listen to you, and getting that C-code compiled right.
          So, whether you have problems taming that Linux monster or you just want to stop by to pick up some cool tips & tricks, this is the workshop for you! Be sure to come, and bring your friends!

          There will be two workshops in total, so if you cannot make this one, check out the other one!

            Sep 11

            Linux Workshop for AI

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            Location: X 5116.0310

            To make your life a little easier, we are organising a workshop for Linux. We will cover navigating the maze of Linux, getting the terminal to listen to you, and getting that C-code compiled right.
            So, whether you have problems taming that Linux monster or you just want to stop by to pick up some cool tips & tricks, this is the workshop for you! Be sure to come, and bring your friends!

            There will be two workshops in total, so if you cannot make this one, check out the other one!

              Sep 11

              General Assembly

              Location: De Walrus

              We would like to invite you to the General Assembly on the 11th of September. The meeting will start at 19:00. All relevant documents will be emailed to you and you can also find them on https://sd.svcover.nl/.

                Sep 13

                PubQuiz

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                Location: Newscafe Groningen - Waagplein 5, 9712 JZ Groningen

                Do you think you're the smartest first year student around or do you, as an older student, feel the need to prove you are better than the first years? Come and test your knowledge during the PubQuiz. Get ready to use all of your knowledge on Groningen, sports, politics and many more! The PubQuiz will be hosted by the FirstYearCee from 20:30 onwards in the News Cafe, so please be on time. The PubQuiz will be held in teams which gives you the perfect opportunity to get to know your soon to be friends. The biggest braniacs will get a grand prize! So hesitate no more and join us!

                  Sep 15

                  Programming for Dummies for AI

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                  Location: BB 5161.0222

                  Programming for dummies is here to help you think programmatically! In this lecture-workshop hybrid, we will  discuss how programs are like Lego houses, how daily life is full of complex algorithms, and how to cut your tomatoes recursively. All this and more to help those students who have little or no experience with programming to get into the right mindframe.

                  PS. Note that we will only look at pseudocode - that is, no programming language specifics will be discussed.

                    Sep 15

                    Programming for Dummies for CS

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                    Location: BB 5161.0293

                    Programming for dummies is here to help you think programmatically! In this lecture-workshop hybrid, we will  discuss how programs are like Lego houses, how daily life is full of complex algorithms, and how to cut your tomatoes recursively. All this and more to help those students who have little or no experience with programming to get into the right mindframe.

                    PS. Note that we will only look at pseudocode - that is, no programming language specifics will be discussed.

                      Sep 18

                      Constitutional General Assembly

                      Location: Cafe de Keyzer, Turftorenstraat 4, 9712 BP Groningen

                      We would like to invite you to the Constitutional General Assembly on the 18th of September. The meeting will start at 19:00. All relevant documents will be emailed to you and you can also find them on https://sd.svcover.nl/. This is also the general assembly where we will change boards, so if you have any questions for the current board you can ask them here!

                        Sep 20

                        Di(e)scover

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                        It's Cover's birthday again and this year's dies theme will be "Di(e)scover"!

                        At 15:30 we'll start out in the Coverroom with a blind craft beer tasting competition and a scavenger hunt. Make sure to take your friends with you because this will be a team effort.

                        After that, at 19:30, we'll go out for dinner at Wereldburgers. You can get a burger of choice and fries for €10. Do you want to join? Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/iVHLC3HdVLC6EwLP2

                        Starting from 21:30 there is a social in 't Gat van Groningen, where every member can join up again, even if you skipped the dinner part. Beer will be only € 1,- and 2 jugs of mixtures will cost only € 10,-.

                        We're very excited to celebrate our birthday and we hope to see you all there!

                          Sep 21

                          TAD-Talk: Atos

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                          Location: CACHE (Cover room)

                          The first TAD-Talk of the year!

                          Atos is a large international company leading in digital transformation. They are the European leaders in Big Data, Cybersecurity and many other fields. During this TAD-talk, they will be elaborating on how they use text analysis and machine learning in their applications. Furthermore, they want your input on a case they are working on right now!

                          They will be bringing food and drinks with them, so if you're still recovering from the Dies the day before, we've got you covered!

                            Sep 25

                            Introduction Camp Afterparty!

                            Location: 't Golden Fust - Poelestraat 15, Groningen

                            After the awesome introduction camp we naturally need an afterparty to look back on this memorable weekend. The proceeds from the auction has reached record heights, so you can count on a lot of free beer, snacks and probably more awesome things! It will be held at 't Golden Fust, so it's nice and central. So if you spend money on the auction make sure to come get your money's worth and if not, come enjoy some free beer anyway!

                              Sep 27

                              Pool Night

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                              Location: Streetlife

                              Everyone survived their first few weeks of lectures, so it's about time that their is a chill night. The ActiviTee has organised a pool night! You don't have to be good at pooling, you can be a beginner or a pro, everyone is welcome!The first one and a half hour of pooling is free, after that it's 1 euro per game.

                              Please sign up here so we can reserve the right amount of pool tables: https://goo.gl/forms/2ifeEKQjnRBdk6ma2

                                October

                                Oct 04

                                Brainstorm with the Board

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                                Location: Linneasborg 0165

                                Do you want to share and brainstorm about your great ideas for Cover? Come to Brainstorm with the Board to discuss them! We would also like to brainstorm about some topics that we mentioned during the Constitutional General Assembly, which were a magazine for the association and what we would like to have as guest speaker rewards.  

                                  Oct 05

                                  Dodgeball

                                  Location: Reitdiep College, Kamerlingh Onnes (Eikenlaan 286)

                                  Come join us for a fun game of dodgeball! Because what's better than throwing things at your friends? It's free, and anyone can join!

                                    Oct 10

                                    Prominent in de Tent

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                                    Location: Huize Maas

                                    This activity is not organised by Cover.

                                    It is time for Prominent in de Tent again! The party takes places on the 10th of October at Huize Maas. The theme of the party is "Netflix & Pils". Take the chance to become one of the characters from your favourite movie or TV-serie for one night! A pre-sale ticket for this unforgettable party costs €17,50, approach the board if you're interested. For this price you can drink unlimited beer, wine and soda. This year the doors will be open at 22:00 and they close at 00:00. So keep an eye on the time! The party itself continues till 03:00. You can also buy a ticket on the 10th of October at the door for €20,00. For more information or dress-up ideas, check the Facebook page of Prominent in de Tent. We will see you on the 10th of October.

                                      Oct 13

                                      [CAREER] Get To Know TNO

                                      Location: Stieltjesweg, Delft

                                      This activity is not organised by Cover.

                                      Visit our main sponsor on this day and see what the working life at TNO is like.
                                      For more information see:
                                      https://www.tno.nl/nl/over-tno/agenda/2017/get-to-know-tno/

                                        Oct 13

                                        Hackathon @ Belsimpel

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                                        Location: BelSimpel Groningen - Waagstraat 1

                                        The weekend of 13 to 15 October, starting from Friday, there will be a hackathon hosted by BelSimpel!

                                        Come join us for a weekend full of coding, fun, and a bit of healthy competition. You will be working with interesting real datasets and get help from professional data scientists and software developpers.

                                        The winners will receive a prize of €1500! Second and third place will get €750 and €250!

                                        The hackathon will take place at the following times:
                                        Friday the 13rd from 17:30 to 23:30;
                                        Saturday the 14th from 08:30 to 23:30;
                                        Sunday the 15th from 08:30 to 15:00, with some more time for a drink afterwards.

                                        Snacks and drinks are free and provided by BelSimpel. During the event, there will also be plenty opportunities to talk to the developers from BelSimpel, as well as play games and generally chill out.

                                        Want to join? Sign up at http://lancee.svcover.nl/

                                          Oct 17

                                          Staff Lunch

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                                          Location: Cover room

                                          We are going to have a nice lunch in the Cover room with the staff. So come and join us to enjoy delicious sandwiches. Feel free to walk in between 12.00 and 14.00.

                                            Oct 24

                                            Study Support: Neurophysics

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                                            Location: BB 5161.0267

                                            Are you still having problems with Neurophysics? Do you want help in preparing for you exam? During this study support session, we will be going through example questions from the Mechanics and Action Potentials sections of the reader.

                                              Oct 26

                                              Study Support: Statistics

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                                              Location: Energy Academy 5159.0062

                                              Still stumbling over those statistics? Can't see the anomaly for the data? Join us for our study support session for Statistics where we will made sure your grades fit in the upper quartile and you can reject that null (grade) hypothesis!
                                              We will be covering all the statistical tests, how to write up your answer in the exam, as well as having a Q&A session where you can bring in your own statistical questions.

                                                Oct 26

                                                Bocktober ThuNDr

                                                The leaves are falling from the trees and that mean's the fall has started. Which also means it's time for the autumn bock beers, so enjoy some (bock) craft beers and snacks during Thursday 'Noon Drinks! There will be videogames, games and a general good vibe!

                                                  Oct 27

                                                  Visit TU Delft

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                                                  Location: Delft

                                                  Today we will go to the university of Delft to take a look at what is happening at the research departments of the university that won Elon Musk's hyperloop competition.

                                                  We will go by train, so we gather at the "Peerd van Ome Loeks" at the train station of Groningen at 09:00. They program in Delft will end around 19:00 and from there you can go back to Groningen or "home home".

                                                  More information about the program will follow. You can sign up here: http://delft.svcover.nl

                                                    November

                                                    Nov 01

                                                    Study Support: Introduction to Logic

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                                                    Location: BB 5161.0041b

                                                    Having too many antics with your Semantics? Need to formalise those Informal Proofs? Join us for the study support session for Introduction to Logic!
                                                    During this study support session, we will aim to discuss every topic in the course, with special attention going out to topics such as Semantics and Formal Proofs.

                                                      Nov 08

                                                      Study Support: Imperative Programming

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                                                      Location: BB 5161.0267

                                                      Do you have any problems with the theory of Imperative Programming? Do you want help in preparing for you exam? During this study support session, we will discuss parts of an old exam and help you understand subjects that are relevant for your exam (such as recognizing the time complexity of a program).

                                                      During this lecture, we will also shortly deal with some topics that might need a short reminder, such as the workings of recursion. There will also we the opportunity to ask questions.

                                                        Nov 15

                                                        SNiC: DisruptIT

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                                                        DisruptIT is the 11th conference organised by the Stichting Nationaal Informatica Congres, this year study association Cover provides the committee that will organise it and it will be held on the 15th of November.

                                                        This year’s theme is Disruptive Technology. Disruptive Technology is technology that displaces an established technology. This will shake up the current industry or is so ground breaking that it creates its own industry. This topic is focussing on current and future technologies that will change the work field of current students. It is hard for students to predict the future of a rapidly changing market. We want to give the students a mind-changing insight into the future.

                                                        For more information, check out www.disrupt-it.nl

                                                          Nov 17

                                                          WAMPEX

                                                          Do you want to have a night of outdoorsy fun, join the WAMPEX! The WAMPEX is a puzzle route of about 25 km, through the beautiful nature of Frysia. This route is a great opportunity to challenge your puzzle solving skills and endurance together with your team. The activity starts in the evening and takes the whole night.
                                                          More information and the sign-up page can be found at https://sportee.svcover.nl. The sign ups are first come first serve, so sign up while you still can.

                                                            Nov 20

                                                            [CAREER] Get There: Energy Data Hub

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                                                            Location: BB 5161.0293

                                                            It's time for another career event!

                                                            Monday the 20th of November, Get There is coming to give a talk on the Energy Data Hub. They will be discussing the (AI)techniques they are using and the challenges they are facing, focusing on security, scalability and performance. Afterwards, there will be an interactive session, where they will be looking for input on these challenges from you!

                                                            The session will be ended with a borrel where we can discuss all your ideas.

                                                              Nov 21

                                                              MxCee Trip

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                                                              Location: U.S.A.

                                                              It's time for the trip of a lifetime! We will be visiting Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and have a roadtrip in between! See our website for more information: https://mxcee.svcover.nl/

                                                                Nov 21

                                                                LaTeX Workshop (CS)

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                                                                Location: BB208 & BB283

                                                                Are teachers pressuring you to start working with this weird new thing called LaTeX? Are all your friends using it already but are you struggling to get into it? In this workshop we'll go over the basics so you can start happily writing your reports and papers the way you never knew you wanted to!

                                                                  Nov 23

                                                                  Movie ThuNDr

                                                                  November's ThuNDr is a movie ThuNDr! We will watch the 1994 classic comedy The Mask, while enjoying drinks and snacks. Join us on the 23rd of November at 4 o'clock in the Cover room!

                                                                    Nov 24

                                                                    LaTex Workshop (AI)

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                                                                    Location: BB208 & BB283

                                                                    Are teachers pressuring you to start working with this weird new thing called LaTeX? Are all your friends using it already but are you struggling to get into it? In this workshop we'll go over the basics so you can start happily writing your reports and papers the way you never knew you wanted to!

                                                                      Nov 28

                                                                      [CAREER] Belsimpel: First Year Coding Challenge

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                                                                      Location: Belsimpel Groningen - Waagstraat 1

                                                                      Come to our first time ever career event for first year students!

                                                                      On Tuesday the 28th of November Belsimpel will be hosting a coding challenge for first year students. The coding exercises will be tailored to the programming level of first year students. There will be free food beforehand and free drinks afterwards. The winners of the coding challenge will earn a cool prize!

                                                                      Sign up here:
                                                                      https://goo.gl/forms/4Ia5gHJkEKXpC9bi1

                                                                      Sign ups will close on November 26th.

                                                                        Nov 30

                                                                        Career Day 2017

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                                                                        Location: Zernike Campus

                                                                        This activity is not organised by Cover.

                                                                        Just like previous years, this year a career day will be organized for the students of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. This year's Career Day will be organized by the Faculty of Science and Engineering in collaboration with the Beta Business Days. The event is aimed at the faculty's Master's students and is a preparation for your future career.

                                                                        During this day you have the opportunity to discover what job suits your interests and skills best. Do you want to work at a company, the government, the media or the university as a research scientist, an entrepreneur, inventor, advisor, policy maker or science communicator? Or are you not sure what opportunities lie in store for you, outside academia? Various interesting presentations will be given and alumni will tell you about their careers to help you figure out your options and the paths open to you!

                                                                        On top of that we will help you to improve your application, self presentation and communication skills so you will be fully prepared when the right opportunity comes along. There will be workshops to help you to find out who you are, to improve your soft skills and to present yourself. Please look around on the webpage for the workshops and presentations that are interesting to you.

                                                                        Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to have your CV checked and to have a professional LinkedIn photo taken. We will end the day with networking drinks and the opportunity to talk to the alumni and representative of the companies and organzaitions taking part in our event.

                                                                          December

                                                                          Dec 06

                                                                          Ugly Christmas Sweater Social

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                                                                          Location: 't Gat van Groningen, Poelestraat 51

                                                                          It's holiday season! It's getting colder and colder, and t-shirts and tops are changed for sweaters. This social you can wear your prettiest ugly Christmas sweater. The whole social is Christmas themed, be on time and get your free beers and a free Christmas hat!

                                                                            Dec 14

                                                                            TAD-talk: How NLP can help Festimap

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                                                                            Location: CACHE (Coverroom)

                                                                            Festimap is a brand new startup from Groningen founded by two Software Engineering-students from the Hanzehogeschool. They created a webapplication that allows you to find parties, perfomances and festivals easily. Nearby events can be seen on the map and filters give the posibility to search for specific genres and price ranges.

                                                                            The subject of this TAD-Talk is how NLP could be used to improve Festimap's application.

                                                                            Try Festimap here:
                                                                            https://festimap.nl/

                                                                            So come join this TAD-Talk and get to know Festimap, while enjoying some drinks!

                                                                              Dec 19

                                                                              Map Your AI Study Programme

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                                                                              Location: NB 5111:0022

                                                                              Are you a 2nd or 3rd year AI Bachelor student?

                                                                              Let the academic advisor and fellow students inform you about the options you have to plan your Bachelor program.

                                                                              We will discuss your compulsory program, practical and elective courses, going abroad, minor options, Masters, etc. Senior students will share their experiences with the practical and elective courses, to help you choose and plan your own programme.

                                                                                Dec 21

                                                                                GALA

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                                                                                Location: Newscafe Groningen - Waagplein 5, 9712 JZ Groningen

                                                                                Honourable members,

                                                                                December may feel far away, but rest assure, the Activitee is already busy to organize this year’s final activity:

                                                                                21 st of December  SAVE THE DATE!

                                                                                Its going to be an unforgettable, sensational and phenomenal GALA.

                                                                                There will be unlimited amount of beer and wine for only 18,- (intros for 20,-)

                                                                                Cheers,
                                                                                Activitee

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