We're already halfway there!
Published 2 months ago
Another module has finished and we are already halfway the study year! The wonderful projects of the first and second years have already been showcased during their demo markets, but Proto also organised a lot of nice things! This module covered a lot of drinks, EEMCS activities, and of course Christmas events. There was an event where you could decorate your own Christmas ball. These were then hung in the Christmas tree in the SmartXp. The pLAN committee organised a gaming night related to the charity event Serious Request. This year, the money was raised to help bring families back together. Together with the participants, the pLAN activity raised €548,46! There was also a Christmas dinner and a drink where you had to wear your ugly Christmas sweater. Not a lot of people where there, so it was very cozy! Other activities with some more participants were the EEMCS events. These were organised with four other associations. For the first years, there was the freshman activity. Other events were the LED drink with Scintilla, and the New Year drink and the Oktoberfest with the whole EEMCS. All activities were really fun to participate in! Apart from fun activities, there were also some really useful activities in the past module. Think of the study nights, lunch lectures and workshops. There have been multiple study nights to help the students study for their upcoming exams and presentations. For almost all the first and second year subjects, study nights were organized and overall well visited! These study nights have been a great success with multiple student assistant attending to help the students pass their subjects. Next module more study nights will be organized for the subjects of module 3 and module 7. There were also two lunch lectures, one about the new master Interaction Technology, and one by a new CreaTe teacher! They were both very interesting and we are curious about the future results. There were two workshops in the past module: a laser cut workshop by Robin van Emmerloot, and a soldering course by Stef van Zanten (Scintilla). The latter is also useful for the DYE Handheld event, which will be held in the third module. There was a coffee tasting to see which kind of coffee Proto would drink for the coming years, and the ENTROPcY organised a Sinterklaas drink. The participants could open a present that one of the other participants bought or made for them. Some more active events were also organised! Think of the New Years Dive, but also going ice skating and jumping at Bounz. The latter will probably return in an event with Scintilla, because it was a lot of fun! More sporting events are being organized as we speak, because the BATAvierenrace and the StAf tournament are coming up. Every wednesday their have been Proto nights where different activities have been organized. Think of the Off Your Ass - Game night, pLAN Serious Request event, Proto and Chill, and the Christmas Sweater drink. There have also been some smaller events such as a movie night. All these activities have been a lot of fun! And even if you do not want to participate in the activity you can always come and relax with us in the Protopolis. Other recurring events are food-related activities like the HABHAK and the Hambo afternoon, and the Monday and Friday Afternoon Drinks! If Proto doesn’t organise the FriAD, you can still go to the drink and meet people from other organisations. The FriADs are for everyone! As you can see, Proto has organised a lot of cool activities in the past few months. The coming months will promise a lot of nice events as well, especially with the Dies and the gala coming up. We hope that a lot of people will visit future events! *text by Daniela van Meggelen and Jaimy de Kok*
A look back at the first Module of the year
Published 2 months ago
The first module of the year has passed some time ago, but it is still interesting to read what Proto has been upto! There were a lot of activities like movie nights, guest lectures and drinks (lots of drinks!). But before these activities took place, one of the most important things within Proto happened: the new board was introduced! The first years already got to know them during their Kick-In, while the older years already knew the current board 7.0 a bit better. There was a General Member Meeting, in which their plans for the coming year were discussed and after that was done, they were officially in charge of Proto! That had to be celebrated with one of the most chaotic drinks you have ever seen: the constitution drink, were many of you were seen. Other boards came to the drink to congratulate the fresh board and hand them presents. That, together with unlimited free beer resulted in some intense ‘braspartijen’, where other boards tried to ‘bras’ (= steal or take) a pin, the pedel stick or even a board member! It was a very fun thing to experience! Moving on to some more serious events. There were three useful studynights for the first and second years, and two guest lectures about the design of wearables and radio astronomy. Six CREEC evaluation meetings for Module 1 and Module 5 allowed the students to share their problems with the committee and the teachers. And the older generation of CreaTers could pick up their bachelor’s degree during the EWI Bachelor Graduation. We are proud of the 47 new graduates! In the beginning of the module the first committee market took place where first and older years could come and see what kind of different committees Proto has to offer. After the committee market, the committees were formed and there was room and manpower for activities! The ACE organised a laser tag activity, the EntropCy let us skittle as if we were little and the TIPCie combined two Monday Afternoon Drinks with draft courses. The ACE, Entropcy and Culture Committee also combined their powers to organise the Fright NIght, were participants made their own masks, carved their pumpkins and watched movies, closing off with a fright night walk! Each Wednesday evening, there was something else to do in Proto. Movies were watched, board games were played, but you could also come to just chill. During the Protonights, you could just recover from the first half of the week and do something fun for a change! This year, there is a greater focus on more contact between the EWI associations. There was a pub quiz with Abacus and there are plans to do a dodgeball tournament and an LEDrink with Scintilla and a Star Wars Marathon with Inter-Actief. Proto has also organised a party with Inter-Actief, Party Animals. We had a furry good time (ha-ha)! Other than that, there are a couple of EWI activities: Oktoberfest, First Year Activity, New Year’s Drink, EWI Party and the EWI BBQ (which will take place at the end of the year). To bring the first years more in contact with the older years and the association itself, a very special event was organised: the very awesome Proto Camp! There were four groups: the Chinese gods, the Greek gods, the Norse gods and the Egyptian gods. After a long journey through the deserted fields of Ootmarsum, while encountering several obstacles and riddles, the participants finally reached their camp. During the weekend, the warriors could decorate their own shirts, participate in the Jeneverrace, show their powers in Kickball and listen to a song sang by Geanne and Hermen and a small story by Frank. On Saturday evening, there was also a ‘sing and drink festivity, a cantus! I hope that Proto will continue organising a lot of cool activities in the coming year, also with other associations. I am very curious what time will bring us. *text by Daniela van Meggelen*
Alfred Honorary Member
Published 1 year ago
That appreciation of Alfred isn’t just to be found by students, but also by the board and members of Proto. Since last week, Alfred has officially been promoted to Honorary Member of the association. What seemed like a board-interest presentation to (only) him, quickly turned into a celebration of him. While he was somewhat overwhelmed by the 9 pies the Proto board presented him, the SmartXp was slowly being filled up for this celebration. ‘Even everyone at home knew about it, except for me’ as Alfred is still amazed by the accolading experience. However, he would still soberly claim that he’s just doing his job. ‘I do know the way students are treated is different in some UT facilities’ as he does acknowledge, but he does continue ‘I however am just enjoying my job as well when helping students.’ While Alfred now owns his own personal Sonic Screwdriver, gifted by the board of Proto as part of the celebration, he is however still waiting to add the TARDIS to his inventory. ‘I would still like an official document stating it’ he jokingly says about his new status within the association. So, the next time you’re doing a project, head to the new honorary member and ask about his Room of Requirement. He may just have what you’re looking for. *Text by Robin van Emmerloot*
Changes for members logging in to Proto with their University of Twente account
Published 1 year ago
In order to better protect your personal information, Proto's [Have You Tried Turning It Off And On Again committee](https://www.proto.utwente.nl/committee/819) has worked with the University of Twente's IT department (LISA) to make changes to Proto's log-in systems. ***TL;DR*** Proto won't handle your UTwente password directly as of tonight, but use the UTwente Single Sign-On instead. This means you cannot log-in to the OmNomCom using your student number anymore. If you haven't linked an RFID card yet, be sure you know your Proto username and password before Tuesday. [Check here](https://wiki.proto.utwente.nl/ict/account) for more info on your Proto account. As of tonight you will see a new log-in screen when you click the log-in button on the Proto website. On this screen, you can log-in with your Proto account using the username and password field. If you wish to log-in with your UTwente account, however, you'll need to click the "University of Twente" button on the new log-in page. This will bring you to the familiar *Single Sign-On* (SSO) page of the University of Twente. Here you can log-in to your UTwente account (or, if you were already logged in, you don't have to!) and afterwards, you'll be redirected back to the Proto website. This way, Proto doesn't have to handle your UTwente password (we'll still get your UTwente username, probably your student number, to work with) anymore. Unfortunately, this means using your student number on the OmNomCom won't work anymore, since the UTwente SSO doesn't have an on-screen keyboard. If you were still doing that (because you don't have an RFID card linked to your Proto account), you can use your Proto username and password instead. If you're unsure what your Proto username and/or password are, you can check [this wiki article](https://wiki.proto.utwente.nl/ict/account) for a more detailed explaination. You can request a new Proto password [here](https://www.proto.utwente.nl/password/email) if you forgot yours. If you have any questions after reading this news article, you can ask it to the [Have You Tried Turning It Off And On Again committee](https://www.proto.utwente.nl/committee/819) via e-mail, or via our Slack channel #hyttioaoac-public on the [Proto Slack](https://saproto.slack.com/) (check the Slack banner in the menu!).
Best Creative Technology Teacher of 2016-2017
Published 1 year ago
We are very happy to announce that Chris Vermaas has won the education prize. You might know him from his courses in module 1 (interactive visualisation) and module 8 (animated narration). He has left a deep impression on all of us with his view on fonts, photos and posters. All of us will probably remember the 'bring a photo' assignment where we had no clue at all what we had to do. In the lecture he would find things about our photos that we hadn't even thought of. Congratulations Chris, we hope to see you at the central education presentations!!!