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  • Davide
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    Hello everybody! I hope that you are doing well 🙂

    First of all: @paolovigo I am a big fan of russian literature, and I obviously read The Master and Margarita! I have a little story on “The Idiot”: last year I visited St Petersburg and I was desperately looking for a typical restaurant near my hotel. I randomly typed on Google “The Idiot restaurant” and, to my surprise, it really existed a place called like that and, moreover, it probably was the best dinner I had during that trip. If you happen to be in St Petersburg you should defenitely go there: there are some hidden details that only the ones who read the book can understand. 🙂

    Concerning yesterday’s meeting, i found Andrea’s story very inspiring: this is the kind of things I was expecting to see when I joined this project! Hearing him sharing his experience has only made me even more excited about the opportunity of visiting the Silicon Valley.

    Instead, regarding @simone-dalledonne ‘s question about the power of good networks, well, my personal answer is that even if your university carreer is not “perfect”, if you have the skills to create a good network, you can still succeed in achieveing your objectives. In my opinion, having the skills needed to develop a network is as important as excelling in university: I personally know colleagues that had excellent grades but couldn’t completely fulfill their objectives because they didn’t care about creating bonds and keeping in touch with people that might have helped them through their paths.
    I always try to get to know as much people as possible and to keep in touch with the ones I believe to be the most interesting! This is something I would definitely do if I’ll have the chance to visit the Silicon Valley: it’s one of the reasons I am here, obviously along with visiting a dream place!

    Looking forward to read your thoughts!

    Davide
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    Hello @simone-dalledonne!

    I will surely take a look at thos books, as I already knew the name of Professor Harari but never had the chance to actually read his works. Thanks for the suggestion!

    I use to read a lot of books on philosophy, as I have always been fascinated by the subject since I studied it in high school. I recently read all of René Descartes’ most famous books (Discourse on Method and Principles of Philosophy) above all: they were incredibly interesting, hence I suggest that you read them if you are interested on the subject!

    For an easier reading I would definitely recommend Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky, probably my favourite books! Hope you’ll have a chance to read them if you haven’t yet. 🙂

    Davide
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    Hello everybody!

    First of all, I’d like to thank Simone for starting this interesting discussion with us all! It’s very important to talk and help each other during this quarantine, and I believe that even discussing about it on this forum may help easing it.

    Out of all the options mentioned in your post, I think that this situation is a very good opportunity to read more than we usually do. I was a keen reader back when I was in high school (I used to read at least one or two books every month), but I lost this habit due to the start of my university carreer as I had less and less time to do that. Reading was the first thing that came to my mind as this whole quarantine started, and I know that many friends of mine thought the same. By the way, I am also catching up a lot of cult films I wanted to see but never found time to: I suggest to do this too!

    Nevertheless, another great thing that I discovered during this period are podcasts. I myslef was invited to take part in a Twitch podcast as a guest, and I really enjoyed that! I believe that podcasts are a very good way to spend one’s time while doing other things, as they don’t require active partecipation.

    Finally, I’ll focus on the difference between smart working and remote working. There is a lot of confusion and inaccuracy when it comes to talk about this matters, especially in Italy: working from your own home is NOT smart working, it is remote working indeed! Smart working is a term used to address a flexible way to work, concieved to increase productivity: in other words, smart working is focused on reaching objectibves, more than respecting precise working hours.

    Let me know what you think about it!

    Davide Costa

    Davide
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    Hi everybody! My name is Davide Costa and I am a Master Degree student in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino. I obtained my Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering at the University Federico II in Naples and moved to Turin because I was fascinated by the huge amount of opportunities offered by the Politecnico and I wanted to try myself in a more stimulating environment.

    As soon as I recieved the email about the opportunity to visit the Silicon Valley, I immediately signed up, but I couldn’t quickly respond in this forum due to the sudden explosion of the sanitary emergency that kept me busy trying to resolve the various issues it raised. I hope it is not too late to reply, since going to the Silicon Vally is one of my biggest dreams: it has been since I first heard about it and I am glad that we were offered this chance to go there and see it with our own eyes!

    I love the idea of challenging myself with other people with different ideas and backgrounds, so I can’t wait to discuss with all of you on this forum!

    Davide Costa

     

    Davide
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    Hi everybody! My name is Davide Costa and I am a Master Degree student in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino. I obtained my Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering at the University Federico II in Naples and moved to Turin because I was fascinated by the huge amount of opportunities offered by the Politecnico and I wanted to try myself in a more stimulating environment.

    As soon as I recieved the email about the opportunity to visit the Silicon Valley, I immediately signed up, but I couldn’t quickly respond in this forum due to the sudden explosion of the sanitary emergency that kept me busy trying to resolve the various issues it raised. I hope it is not too late to reply, since going to the Silicon Vally is one of my biggest dreams! It has been since I first heard about it and I am glad that we were offered this chance to go there and see it with our own eyes!

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    There is no denying that the Covid-19 epidemic is disastrously affecting world economy: markets are crashing and workers can’t phisically reach their workplace due to preventive measures. Nevertheless, luckily, technology is here to help! The topic directly concerns me as I am now in Naples, and virtual classrooms are my only way to attend lectures and therefore to properly continue my university career, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to effectively communicate with professors and studying would be much more difficult than it already is. Moreover, smart working is thoroughly helping people working from their own houses, especially in Italy, where it was not so spread, hence, to look at the bright side, this could become an opportunity for everybody to get accostumed to working instruments that are very common in other countries.

    Also, I found this article on the Bangkok Post (check it out at https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1869524/using-technology-to-fight-covid-19) that perfectly fits our discussion! The app that monitors your path and informs you whether you have come in close contact with an infected person is incredibly helpful, such as the temperature scannign drones: these are the types of technology that we need to efficiently fight this disease and, as the article mentions, this could be an enormous opportunity to develop systems that will help us be more prepared against possible future health issues.

    Let me know what you think about it!

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