Activities in May '20
Coding Crash Course
your first ever Crash & Compile! We will begin on Friday 1st of May at 19:00 on the Discord server.
Join us on the franckendiscord: https://discord.gg/gHb2jUq
Can't wait to show off your artistic skills? Here's your chance! Join us for Pictionary on May 7th, starting at 20:00. You can sign up here: https://forms.gle/kvV2z2WG8bAi85JV7 and we will send you an email just before the start of the event with a link to join the game.
Crash and Compile
Next Friday we will be organizing the online Crash & Compile. In the [#announcements](https://discord.gg/WxChdfH) channel you can find the challenges that your team can prepare for. Register your team in the [#registration](https://discord.gg/yF3694X) discord channel and start preparing so that you can win those beloved anytimers on the candidate board members. The deadline for registration is next Thursday. If you'd like to join the competition but haven't found a team yet, make sure to let this be known on Discord. To help you prepare we have gathered a couple of resources to boost your programming skills. ## Learning resources - https://exercism.io/ Exercism is an online website that helps you learn new programming languages by completing coding challenges and getting feedback from mentors. - https://www.hackerrank.com/ Hackerrank is an online platform that helps you prepare for coding interviews by completing exercises in a range of topics related to computer science. - https://projecteuler.net/ Project Euler is a well known website among Crash & Compile veterans as it has many similar exercises which are a great way to improve your problem solving skills. Got stuck on an exercise or don't know how to setup a local programming environment? Then consider asking for help in our [#coding-crash-course](https://discord.gg/cnVTSpV) Discord channel. ## Practice exercises for the Crash & Compile To help you practice for the Crash & Compile we have prepared some practice exercises in the context of our favorite game: Klaverjas. ### Played klaverjas hands Given a list of hands ([download them here](https://vierde-man.nl/crash-and-compile-excercise.txt)) try to answer the following questions. - How many times did a team go wet? - What is the average amount of honor earned in 1 hand? - How many times did a team earn a "Pit"? - How many times did a player won a trick using a 7? Each hand in the text file contains the following information: - The first line contains the dealer, so that the player after the dealer may come out first. - The second line contains the bid and the team playing said bid for instance: "Wij: 102H" means player 0 or player 2 bid 102 Hearts "Zij: 100Sans" means player 1 or player 3 bid 100 Sans - The lines below the bid contain the tricks played during said hand. Here the first column contains cards played by player 0, the second column contains cards played by player 1, the third column contains cards played by player 2 and the fourth (last) column contains cards played by player 3. You may assume that a player did not verzaak and everyone follows the Francken klaverjas rules. ## Other interesting Klaverjas questions ### Determine the odds of receiving a sorted hand ### If a team plays sans and a player plays random cards from their hand, what is the change that they won't verzaak?08 May at 20:00
Francken Symposium 2020
Dear Members,13 May at 13:00
As many of you know we had to cancel our symposium on 'Cognitive Matters'... But you will not have to be sad about this anymore! Together with Innovatiecluster Drachten I'm organizing a online symposium for you as replacement of the annual symposium.
So, you'll still need to keep the 13th of May free in your agenda!
We'll have a small symposium with two theme's; Philips and Stork will tell something about 3D metal printing and one/two other companies (we are still working on it) will tell us about All electric propulsion. Besides that there will be a fun pub quiz as interlude.
More information will follow later!
Hope to see you there
Vrijmibo by dr. Rifka Vlijm
Join us on Discord for our next Francken Friday Lecture, hosted by dr. Rifka Vlijm, Assistant Professor in Molecular Biophysics. The talk will start t 17:00 and here you can read a summary of what the talk will be about: "Stop those evil cloners! how beating an old physics formula opens up many doors in our attempt to study life. I will tell the story of what got me into physics, how I wandered through several topics, and how all of this experience now comes together in my new group within the Molecular Biophysics unit. In our lab we use Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) Microscopy to study protein structures in the cell nucleus. Our main focus is on cell division. Cell division is an extremely dynamic process, and errors in this phase of the cell cycle have far-reaching consequences. Studying the protein dynamics at relevant scale is not trivial, as the dynamical interplay is at scales much smaller than the diffraction limit of light, and thus beyond the reach of traditional microscopes. Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscopy on the other hand does allow imaging with a resolution of 30-40 nanometres even in cells."15 May at 17:00 Online via discord
S.L.E.F. Mystery Hunt
This CRAZY 88 inspired online game will see two teams compete in all kinds of original challenges. Captain Canada and Captain America will head their teams to see which North American country is harder, better, faster, stronger.
Do you want to experience a bit of S.L.E.F. from the comfort of your home? Do you want to see what sort of crazy challenges North America has to offer? Do you want to have an action-packed evening to forget about that flipping virus?
Due to Mark we can still play klaverjas together via vierde-man.nl. But what is better than playing together? Competing against each other! Today we will host a Klaverjas tournament. You can sign-up your team via the following link: https://forms.gle/JLdZQk7GvzFXhJna829 May at 19:00