KafE Lecture Series: Ethical Hacking

Join Incognito at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering where we will host locally-based lecturer Dennis Lexis of Mediaan (Heerlen), who is going to give a lecture on his days as a hacker-turned-ethical hacker.

We will be discussing the techniques used in breaking through security systems, malware analysis, and reverse-engineering all from the perspective of a professional hired to break into their own employer’s systems to find weaknesses in their defenses. We will also discuss the legal and ethical ramifications involved in such ventures.

If you’ve ever been interested in the concept or legality of hacking, stealing information from businesses or governments, or being hired to do so as an “ethical hacker,” this event is a must!

Any questions please direct to: edukatie@msvincognito.nl

https://www.facebook.com/events/1181610811958573/

Incognito Pool Night

Join us for a fun night of pool where you can show off your skills and challenge for the title of DKE’s king/queen of pool! This event will take place on Tuesday 14th March at 20:00. We will be reserving a couple of tables so we can all play a few games of pool.

The prices to join for the whole night are €5 for non-members and €4 for members. Please bring cash.

Drinks are paid seperately.

Hope to see you all there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/830260160445560/

Lightning Lecture – New event series!

Incognito has a new event series!

Lightning Lectures are short (<20 min) lectures over intellectual topics intended to present a controversial point of view over a specific topic. These events are created, hosted, and presented by your fellow students!

Our first event is over the topic of World War 3:
Income inequality is rising at an unprecedented rate. Automization of the workforce threatens up to 2/3 of ALL JOBS, and for those without technical skills and degrees from universities, the situation is dire. By 2050 the UN estimates that close to 75% of all jobs in developing countries will cease to exist, leading to incredibly dire circumstances in countries already strained by globalization. Those who have little will have less, and those who have much will only accumulate even more wealth.

A huge societal restructuring is already underway, and the gap between the rich and the poor is massive and growing every day. Humanity stands at the precipice of a global crisis that is arguably bigger than WWI or WWII combined. Every person on Earth is affected by automatization and the consequences could lead to massive immigration crises, BILLIONS of economic refugees, and potentially hundreds of millions of deaths. This will not go quietly, and the powers that be will surely do everything they can to maintain their hold on the institutions that are at the heart of this crisis.

Let’s play Devil’s Advocate: is the prospect of all-out war such a bad thing in the end? In this lecture we will discuss the (likely) causes of the next World War, who the major players will be, and what the outcomes would be. Like a wildfire raging through a forest, destruction will be rampant – yet also like a forest fire, the destruction of institutions and redistribution of wealth and power could lead to newfound prosperity and an opportunity for humanity to re-evaluate its priorities and purpose both on Earth and amongst the stars.

(This lecture will be presented by Bachelor student Andrew Gold)

A secondary lecture over a similar topic will also be presented if there is enough time: What will be the catalyst that sparks World War 3? An assassination sparked World War 1, and an invasion sparked World War 2. Yet these events are increasingly unlikely in a modern world, where full-out invasions are impractical and assassinations much more difficult to pull off. In this brief lecture we will discuss the instability experienced in the Middle East, the major external players (Russia, China, USA) jockeying for power in the region, and the impact refugees have on the geopolitical strategy of major nations.

*** Please note: the opinions stated in these lectures are solely those of the presenters, and do not in any way represent the views of MSV Incognito or any of its affiliates. These lectures are for intellectual debate on the merits (or lack thereof) of the lectures being presented. Please keep in mind that respectful debate rules must be followed.

International Food Night!

Greetings! Incognito would like to invite you to our inaugural International Food Night.

This is your chance to share your country’s* favourite or iconic food with your peers around you.
We’d like you to prepare your food in advance and bring it to the Tapijn common room and share portions with your friends whilst trying their offerings.
We are also in need of additional microwaves/ovens so that the pre-prepared food can be reheated and shown in it’s full glory.

Please fill out the form below to tell us who you are, what you’re going to bring, where it’s from, it’s dietary information and if you can bring a microwave.
https://goo.gl/forms/QvnpMzMhCRGaIdnx2

*if you don’t like your country/have no country your call home/dislike the food from there/etc. then feel free to make something from elsewhere.

Incognito’s “How to write a CV” session

With the Businessday coming up we from the ProKtiE committee thought that it would be usefull to have a “How to write a CV” session with Ellen Narinx.
Ellen works at DKE as a contact for KE@Work and works for our alumni office so she has seen a lot of CV’s.

Bring along your existing CV, if you have one, or create one during this event.
After the event there will be food from the international food night, for more information click this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1817496785134757/

Board Game Night

Recovering from the BOB last week? Or just want a nice relaxing night with friends playing games? Then join us this Wednesday for an action packed night of board games and no bored students.

If you have any great games you want to share with others please bring them along or if you have any suggestions for great games you can request it here and we hope someone will be able to bring them along.

As always you are allowed to take your own snacks and drinks, but please clean up after yourselves. We will also be selling drinks for €1,50 for 1 or €6 for 4.

We hope to see you there!

MysteryLAN 2017: Bonus Edition

It’s time for the MysteryLAN again!

Due to the success of the last MysteryLAN in November, we decided to organise an extra, bonus MysteryLAN for another fun weekend of gaming!

On Friday February 10th, from 18:00 onwards, you are welcome to take part in the MysteryLAN for 3 days of GAMING! The event will last until Sunday afternoon, February 12th at with a prize ceremony for the champions.

During the event we will have several competitions (with a reward for the winner(s) of course!). The competitions are going to be for the following games:

– Overwatch
– Rocket League
– A Mystery Game – What could it be?

Of course participation in these competitions is not compulsory and you are free to play any game that you like at any time of the day! The goal of the weekend is to have fun with each other!

We have been working hard behind the scenes to make this LAN even better; you don’t need to bring your own internet cables and you don’t need to worry about the speed. In addition to that, the event will be hosted at CodePoKE’s awesome new location near the Markt.

The entrance fee for MysteryLAN is €15 for members.
The entrance fee for MysteryLAN is €20 for non-members.
The entrance fee for MysteryLAN is €30 when you also want to become a member of MSV Incognito.

Please read all rules and conditions for participation at http://mysterylan.nl/rules/ before signing up!

You can sign up at http://mysterylan.nl/join-the-fun/.

If you want more information, feel free to contact us at mysterylan@msvincognito.nl.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1862894060645207/

So what are you waiting for!? Go sign up before it is too late!

– hacKErs, The MysteryLAN crew

Incognito’s Winter Ball

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MSV Incognito is proud to present our first Winter Ball! Hosted in one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, the Dominicanenkerk, where you can end the calendar year in style! Dress smart and come early for complementary champagne and amazing music from our DJ’s! Both students and faculty staff are invited, so let’s get together and celebrate our year in Maastricht.

The bar will be run by CoffeeLovers
The price of one beverage will be 2,75.

Address :

Selexys Dominicanen

Dominicanekerkstraat 1, 6211 CZ

 

* TICKET SALE *

The ticket sale will start this MONDAY! (05 – 12- 2016)

The price will be 15 euros for incognito members and their +1, and 20 euros for non-members.

If you have not reserved a ticket you can buy yours from:
Megan
Callum
James
Jonty
Jade
Martha
Sidney
Ben
Carmen

You can come pick up your reserved ticket with Megan or Callum, if you selected the option to pay by card you have to come pick up your ticket with Megan.

If you are not from DKE and do not know how to get tickets, contact us at  incognito@maastrichtuniversity.nl or send us a message on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MsvIncognito/?fref=nf

Hope to see you all there!!!

Double Guest Lecture – KafE Series: Lecture 0

Come join us for the first KafE lecture of the year! Each block, the education committee EduKatiE organizes a guest lecture covering intellectual topics usually pertaining to our study.

This time, we’re lucky enough to have two guest lecturers!
Caroline Calomme from UM’s Faculty of Law will open the evening with a short presentation about the faculty’s upcoming event regarding law and how it applies to technology.
This short presentation will be followed by our main lecturer, Pieter Collins of DKE. He will be presenting an introduction to functional programming, specifically in Haskell, covering all the differences between object-oriented programming and functional programming, and how languages like Haskell are fundamentally a different way of “thinking” in code.

This event will take place on a Wednesday, so don’t forget to bring your Incognito Member ID’s to get 20% off La Colombe’s entire menu all evening! See you there!

 

Game of Assassin

IMPORTANT: REGISTRATION AND FULL RULES ARE AVAILABLE AT: https://goo.gl/forms/Y2BdwNPMFMAxLT0x1

REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY THE 28TH AT MIDNIGHT!

The Guild of Assassins is looking for new recruits to join their ranks. However, there is only one way to find out who is most worthy of this recognition: A massive game of sneaking, backstabbing and outright slaughter.

Incognito’s event committee, AKtiE, is running an assassination game from Tuesday November 1st until Friday November 25th. Every registered player will be given a target who they will have to kill by stabbing this target in the back with a plastic knife provided by us, thus proving that they are worthy of their spot in the guild. However, if you yourself get killed, you are out of the game and are not able to join back in. The winner of the game will be the last recruit standing or, in the case that by the deadline multiple people have avoided death’s grasp, the player still alive with the highest kill count will take the trophy.

We highly advise you to read through the rules since they are quite extensive.

Good luck recruits. May the best assassin win!

MysteryLAN 2016

It’s time for the MysteryLAN again!
 
On November 25th, 18:00, we will open the gates to the MysteryLAN, for three days of GAMING! We will finish the event on November 27th with the prize ceremony where the new formed champions will receive their well earned trophies!
 
In order to keep the gaming gods pleased (and keep the electricity and internet running!) we require an offering of €15,00 for members and €20,00 for non-members! (grants entrance to the event for the entire weekend)
 
During the event we will have several competitions (of course with a reward for the winner(s)!). The competitions are going to be for the following games:
 
-Overwatch
-Super smash bros
-Trakmania
 
Of course participation in these competitions is not mandatory and you are free to play any game that you like at any time of the day! The goal of the weekend is to have fun with each other!
 
On both the background and foreground we have been working hard to present you the next edition of the MysteryLAN!
With new purchased hardware we can hook you up to a 1Gbit LAN connection and better network management.
We will now also supply you with an internet cable! No longer the need to bring your own!
 
So what are you waiting for!? Go sign up before it is too late!
 
Signups are open at https://mysterylan.nl
 
– hacKErs, The MysteryLAN crew

Welcome to DKE!

We would like to welcome everyone (back) to university! It’s the start of a new year, so let’s make it a great one!

 

As some of you are new, here’s some practical information:

-We try to organise as many events as possible. You’ll be updated on the events through our Facebook page, the Facebook groups, posters in DKE, this very website, and e-mail.

-The first event coming up is Block Opening Drink 1, which will happen on Wednesday the 7th of September, at La Colombe, from 20.30 onwards. Find more info here. Hope to see everyone there!!!

-If you’re ever struggling with any courses, feel free to send an e-mail to edukatie@msvincognito.nl. We can try to help you out. We also organise tutoring sessions once every block, usually the week before the exam. Info on that will follow.

-We have a Wiki! It has a lot of information on courses, some old exams or summaries of courses, etc. It is currently in the process of being updated, but remains usable!

-If you’re interested in becoming a member, you can fill out the form here

-We’re changing book shops this year! Instead of the online webshop, we’ll now have physical book sales in the common room of Bouillonstraat. If you miss these for any reason, you can get the books at Dominicanen in the center! For more information, click here. The book sale will start next week!

-If you’re considering joining any of our committees, send an e-mail to the one you want to join! You’ll be invited for their next meeting, so that you can see if you like it.

 

If you have any more questions, shoot an e-mail at incognito@maastrichtuniversity.nl, and we’ll try to get back to you ASAP 🙂

 

Board game night; last of the year

Incognito will host the last Board Game Night of this year on Wednesday June 15th, starting at 20:00. It will again take place at the office of CodePoKE at Maasboulevard 1, on the first floor.

We encourage you all to bring your favourite board games or request someone to bring them in this Facebook event.

You are allowed to take your own snacks and drinks, but please clean up after yourselves. Also, we will be selling drinks for €1,50 for 1 or €5 for 4.

We hope to see you there!

Career Day – Maastricht Week Of Entrepreneurship

Career Day 2016As said before, this year’s career day (Click to go to the Facebook event) is organized in collaboration with the Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship. Here is a word from them about the other events that week:

Join the exciting program at Maastricht Entrepreneurship Week (MeWeek) bewtween 9-12 May and find out for yourself what it takes to become an entrepreneur! MeWeek is the largest entrepreneurship event of its kind in the Netherlands, organised entirely by students, for students. Under the theme ‘Make Your Move!’, this year’s edition features world-class speakers on the subjects of innovation, sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and women entrepreneurship. Participants are invited to share their insights about their ventures on their pioneering projects, innovative technologies, as well as interdisciplinary challenges. An Innovator Challenge with the focus to help the local refugees start-up, and the regional finals of the Get in the Ring Pitch Competition are two of the main highlights.

  • Listen to inspirational talks of more than 15 top speakers
  • Attend workshops on subjects such as investor readiness or crowdfunding
  • Participate actively in the Innovator Challenge – Help the local refugees start-up on their own!
  • Participate in the Limburg Finals of the Startup Pitch Competition of Get in the Ring
  • Join the pitch talks and ‘3DeepDives’ about 3D printing in business
  • Join the Career Day for tech/IT/business students and meet your possible future employers!

See the full programme here: http://www.mc4e.nl/inspire/maastricht-entrepreneurship-week/program/

Watch the video:

 
Tickets are available at http://www.meweek.org
Follow the official Facebook page for updates:
Sponsors: Brightlands, LIOF, Gemeente Maastricht, Universiteit Maastricht

Block Openings Drink 5: Incognito Birthday Bash

Last week Incognito celebrated its 22nd birthday, and the new block is coming up. Two reasons to have a drink together to start off the block as Incognito hosts Block Openings Drink 5: Incognito Birthday Bash, Wednesday 6 April at 20:30.

As usual, the drink is held upstairs at Café De Twee Heeren. When you enter the café throught the right entrance there’s a door directly to your right which will take you upstairs. If you can’t find it, you can always ask the personnel for help. The drink will start at 20:30.

Drinks, as usual, will be €1,50 for 1 and €5 for 4. Note that you can use the tokens from previous events as well.

We hope to see you there!

MysteryLAN 2016

IMPORTANT:
Only subscriptions at http://mysterylan.nl/join-the-fun/ are valid!

It’s time for another MysteryLAN! Here you get a chance to show off your epic and nerdy game skills during a weekend full of gaming! This weekend starts on Friday after the lectures and we will start cleaning up Sunday in the afternoon.

The subscription fee for the LAN party is:
€15 for members.
€20 for non-members.
€22,50 when you want to join and become a member.

Please read all rules and conditions for participation at http://mysterylan.nl/rules/ before signing up!
If you want more information, feel free to contact us at MysteryLAN@msvincognito.nl

Archery

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It will once again be time to release your inner Legolas when Incognito hosts an archery event on February 24th 2016!

The event will take place at Brusselseweg 700 and begins at
20:00, although we ask you to be present 10/15 minutes in advance so we can start well on time. It is an indoor event so don’t worry about the weather.

Please note that it is about 4 km from the city centre and it is hard to reach by public transport, so we advise you to come by bike or car. For those interested, we will depart from Koningin Emmaplein at 19:30 sharp.

You want to participate but have no knowledge of archery whatsoever? Fear not! Instructions will be given (also in English) before we start playing and there will be plenty of instructors to help you.

Prices are €7,00 for members and €8,00 for non-members for the whole night (about 2,5 hours). Also, drinks will be available for purchase for €1,50 and minisnacks (M&Ms and such) for €0,30.

We hope to see you there!