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CognAfrica Cup


Do you want to match yourselves against other cognac’ers in the ultimate football tournament, a tournament better than the World cup and Champions League combined? Or do you just want to earn a ‘dikke’ trophy? Then prepare for the first ever ‘CognAfrica Cup’. Eternal fame will be achieved by some and eternal shame by others. So squad up with 2 or 3 other ‘strijders’ and be ready for the biggest football tournament ever*!!!!111!!!!!11! *organized by CognAC

Dinner Rouler Chef


It's almost time for the anual dinner rouler! The 22th of may this event will take place from 18:00 The students who participate in this activity will in the end of the evening have been given a three course meal, where they cycle to different locations between the courses.  Us in the FC are wondering how many students would be interested to be a chef this evening. Given this, we can determine how many spots there are available for the event.  When you're a chef you will serve a three course menu for yourself and, in total, 12 fellow students (4 per course).  For those that would like to be a chef there are two options: You can be a chef by yourself, where CognAC/ FC will make sure that your 3 course menu is paid for, as a to thank you for the effort you put in it. In this case you have to make sure that you have space in your appartment for 5 people (yourself and 4 fellow students).  The other option is to be a chef together with a fellow student. In this case both of you have to pay a small amount for you dinner (2.50€). You also have to make sure that one of you have space for 6 people (4 people, plus the chefs) in his/her appartment.  The FC will make sure that the chefs have enough money to serve a great menu. We hope you would like to be a chef for this awesome event! 

Sweden Exchange


Has it always been your dream to travel to a beautiful, faraway country? Have you always wanted to hook up with a pretty swede? Do you like to party and to have fun? Then the Sweden exchange is for you! It's a week you'll never forget, where you will meet cool people and learn how the swedes do what they do.

MaC Potluck dinner


On 11th of May, the MaC will unleash its first Potluck dinner with you. We will meet at 18:00 at the Student church and will feast until we all roll home. Everybody who wants to join is asked to bring something to eat, so that we can all enjoy a variety of different kinds of yummyness. Please enter what you would like to bring in a Google spreadsheet, in order to assure maximal variety. Don't be afraid, if you're not star cook --- there are suggestions what you can bring in the Google spreadsheet. You will get beer and non-alcoholic drinks for free. The student church has a fully equipped kitchen, so there is the possibility to (re)heat food on the stove or in the oven/microwave. Furthermore, there is also space for after dinner activities, so feel free to bring a board game, music or something else on your own.

CognAC Evening


On every second Wednesday of the month, the CognAC evening will take place: an evening on which you can have some drinks with your fellow students. By tradition, the AI* of the month will be announced. What: CognAC evening When: Wednesday, May 5th, 20:00 – 02.00u Where: ThomTom,Van Welderenstraat 65, 6511 MD Nijmegen

Monkeycaging


*FULL* The SpoC will once again organize an amazing event on the 2nd of May. It is finally time for monkeycaging. Are you talented in running and climbing over all kinds of stuff? Yes, then join us. So, you can finally behave as a monkey as you always wanted. Or you just want to participate in this fun event while you see your fellow students do some clumsy actions? Yes, then come and join us from 18:30 till 20:00 (Sport hall, Kanunnink faberstraat 65) You can sign up for monkeycaging on the Cognac site for just €1,-. But be quick because there are only 20 spots to fill.

Cupcake lunch


Last lunch event of this year!

Pim Haselager vs Superintelligence


Can't get enough of Pim, the glorious philosophical leader of AI? Damn right you can't, so listen up maggots. As you might know, DisCo just finished its event-series about Superintelligence, where we discussed its capabilities, goals and how to confine it. Maybe you missed them? Maybe you want to hear more? This is your chance! Pim Haselager will give a talk presenting some thoughts and criticism. After Pim’s intro, we will have big discussion round with him together. It’s gonna be great! There might even be a cup of 1998 McDonald's Szechuan sauce if anyone can outsmart Pim in a debate. Ps. Keyword in the above sentence is 'might'.

Batavierenrace


This year cognac will once again team up with Leonardo(the science study association) to participate in the 45th edition of the Batavierenrace which takes place on the 29th of april until the 30th. The Batavierenrace is the coolest run you will ever participate in. So if you like to run, sign up! You don’t like to run? Still sign up for the afterparty, which is the biggest student party in the Netherlands! To sign up send an email to bata@science.ru.nl

AI* of the month March: Pepijn van Teeffelen


I had the honor and pleasure to interview Pepijn van Teeffelen. A third year AI student, a member of several committees and the treasurer of the BoyCo!  Pepijn is also the last member of the BoyCo to receive this honor. Strap yourself in for this ride. It is going to be quite the hype!

AI* of the month: Februari


Who doesn’t know Lisa Goerke should really read this interview we did! She’s the chairman of the Master Committee (MaC) and the first international AI* of CognAC! If you’d like to know more about here like we did, continue reading!

Interview with the Board - Djamari


We all know Djamari: CognAC's Chief of Internal Affairs, Queen of the Committees and the answer to your CognAC related questions. But how well do you actually know her: What kind of hobbies does she have? Why did she wanted to become a member of the board? What does she like most about CognAC? Find it out here!

Student (From) Abroad: Samarpan Rai


The second interview for our Student (From) Abroad column for the CogBlog is finally here. You didn’t think we were only going to do this only once, were you? For those of you who are new, this is a blog dedicated to finding out more about International students in our very own study, Artificial Intelligence. This interview will feature Samarpan Rai, who is a first-year student. Find out more about Samarpan by clicking on the “Meer Lezen” button!

AI* of the month: January


Who doesn’t know Lennart Geertjes? He’s a familiar and very friendly face within CognAC, and can almost always be found somewhere on the campus. Last year he wasn’t just active within the First-Year committee, he also concerned himself with the Swedes. This year he’s decided to take part in four committees, like to know which? Continue reading! Oh, and ladies he’s still single *wink wink*

Who is it?


Hello fellow CognAC-ers! It’s been a while, but it’s back! A new ‘’Who is it?’’ has returned to the CogBlog for you all. Do you recognize the happy little boy in the picture? Not only is he good with words, but also with notes.. and maybe not the kind of notes you’d expect! Click on ''Meer lezen'' to see another picture!

AI* of the month: December


Berend van Deelen, who doesn't know him? You might know him from his beard, his music, his board year or the limited edition sweaters he designed. In this AI*-interview you get a sneak peak in his life.

Interview with the Board - Abdullahi


Whenever you hear "Appie, Appie, Appie!" you know that the one and only chairman of CognAC can't be far away. But how much do you really know about Abdullahi and his function within CognAC? Curious to find out? Then read this interview!

AI* of the month September: Wessel Hieselaar


The AI* of September was Wessel. He has been an active member of CognAC since he had the chance to be one and that is something to celebrate! Read on and find out what else is there to know about Wessel ☺.

AI* of the month November: Maarten Brandwijk


Do you adore the BoyCo? Do you love the DAtA get-togethers in the Huygens canteens? Then you’re going to love and adore Maarten! If you’re dying to know more about him, continue reading!

Where is it? (nov 2016)


Do you know where this spot can be found on campus? Do you want to win an awesome prize? Click on Read More to find out more about this ''Where is it?''!

Student (From) Abroad: Zikri Aminuddin


This is a new column on the CogBlog called Student (From) Abroad! Since the schoolyear 2016-2017 our study is officially called ‘’Artificial Intelligence’’. The now-full-English bachelor has already attracted a lot of students from abroad, but studying abroad for the Nijmegen-based students is also happening more and more. Our first interview features Zikri Aminuddin, a first year AI student, born in Malaysia! Learn more about his experiences by clicking on the “Meer Lezen” button!

AI* of the month October: Fabian Kok


Did you hear that recognizable laugh? Did you listen to all those talks during the orientation week every day again and again? Well, that’s Fabian! It's time to have a nice talk with this AI*!

Committee Discriptions


A total of 21 committees were covered today at the Committee Picnic. This is a lot of information and some of you therefore asked for a nice overview. Well, here it is!

AI* of the Month April: Djamari


The AI* of the Month April is Djamari! Read here all about this true CognAC'er and future board member!

AI* of May


Thomas van Heynigingen was in May 2016 AI* of the month. I interviewed Thomas a couple of weeks ago, read the interview here!

CognAC Weekend


Although the CognAC weekend is now more than a month ago, we did not want to miss the opportunity to tell you about these great days. So whether you've been there or not, read this article to find out about the great adventures that happened there!

AI* of January


Jake was the AI* of January! Most of you know him and that is actually one of the reasons why he became AI*. Besides of that, he has motivated a lot of people to do some committee work and he is a member of 8 different CognAC committees! I have interviewed Jake a couple of weeks ago and I found out some interesting facts about him, read the interview if you want to found out...

AI* Interview: Lea Nugteren


Lea, 18 years old and AI bachelor student, was the AI* of the month January. Her being the chair of the 1C is one of the reasons she is worthy of this very honorable honor. Read on and find out all that is to know about Lea!

Where is it?


Can you find the location of the this month 'Where is it?'. If so you can win an amazing price!

AI* of the month December: Esra Bakker


Esra, 20 years old, and first year AI student, was the AI* of December. After becoming a CognAC member, she immediately joined three committees and is present at every, or let’s say most, CognAC activities. She is a real ‘CognAC’er’! Read on and learn about who she is and why she choose to study AI!

Xomnia Datathon 2016


The Xomnia Datathon, an epic 24-hour long AI face-off between all study associations for AI in the Netherlands, took place on the 25-26th of March. CognAC sent a team to the contest, with succes. They won the first place! Read on to read about their experience...

Horoscope: Spring


From now on, there’ll be horoscopes every single season! They are bigger, they are better, and we hope you’ll enjoy them! xx Daphne and Nynke

AVE AI #9: The FNWI Prom


AVE AI: ‘’Avonturen van een AI-er’’, is a column written by Yana van der Sande and Nynke Zwart. Every two weeks, on Wednesdays, we’ll post something funny, relatable or remarkable that is related to AI. Do you have any ideas that we should absolutely, definitely, undoubtedly write about? Mail us: mc@svcognac.nl. Happy reading!

AI* of the month November: Jasper van Dalen


Jasper, 24 years old and AI master student, was the AI* of the month of November. Him being a former board member is only one of the reasons he is worthy of this very honorable honor. Read on and find out all that is to know about Jasper!

AVE AI’er #8 Stereotypes


AVE AI: ‘’Avonturen van een AI-er’’, is a column written by Yana van der Sande and Nynke Zwart. Every two weeks, on Wednesdays, we’ll post something funny, relatable or remarkable that is related to AI. Do you have any ideas that we should absolutely, definitely, undoubtedly write about? Mail us: mc@svcognac.nl. Happy reading!

AVE AI #7: My Best Friend


AVE AI: ‘’Avonturen van een AI-er’’, is a column written by Yana van der Sande and Nynke Zwart. Every two weeks, on Wednesdays, we’ll post something funny, relatable or remarkable that is related to AI. Do you have any ideas that we should absolutely, definitely, undoubtedly write about? Mail us: mc@svcognac.nl. Happy reading!

AI* of the month October: Emmie Peters


Emmie, 21 years old and fourth year student, was the AI* of October 2015. She was CognAC’s internal officer last year and like if that wasn’t enough she still is a very active member in a lot of committees. Want to know not only everything she does for CognAC but also what keeps her busy next to that? Read on and find out!

AVE AI #6: through the eyes of a “meeloper”


’Avonturen van een AI-er’’, is a column written by Yana van der Sande and Nynke Zwart. Every two weeks, on Wednesdays, we’ll post something funny, relatable or remarkable that is related to AI. Do you have any ideas that we should absolutely, definitely, undoubtedly write about? Mail us: mc@svcognac.nl. Happy reading!

14 Dec ’15: IT Talent College – Big Data


In this post, Renate talks about her experiences attending the Big Data IT talent College

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