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March 25, 2017 at 14:23 #1228
Welcome to the forum Pietro, I’ll try my best to answer to this interesting and stimulating topic.
• Q1: What is networking? How can you define it?
I found this definition from the business point of view.
Creating a group of acquaintances and associates and keeping it active through regular communication for mutual benefit. Networking is based on the question “How can I help?” and not with “What can I get?”
Generally networking for me is the exchange of information and experience between people increasing the knowledge of participants and binding them through common interests.
A perfect example of Networking is this forum: we are discussing topics that interest us and this constant exchange of views and information has encouraged us to read up more about a topic and we have now learned about concepts about which we knew little.
• Q 2: When do you (or other people) do networking? In what contexts, and for satisfying what needs, do you do networking?
Like almost all people, I do networking every day (of course, not the business one). Every moment is good to share something with someone who is interested about that topic, to inform him or to have a debate.
Creating a network is an efficient and natural way to learn from someone who is well versed on the subject and it is for this reason that I do it. Besides, we don’t simply accept the explanation of who knows more, but we also examine the matter in depth even further, in such a way that everyone can learn something new.
For me, it’s a good way not to be superficial about the topic at hand.
• Q 3: How do you (or other people) do networking? What is important in the process of doing networking? Are there strategies that work better than other?
You have to divide the networking in two contexts: “live” and “web”.
Live: we exchange information mainly about the experiences and being together increases the harmony and relationship. It’s important to increase the number of our connections, because the more people participate to the discussions, the more will be the cues that can be gained.
Web: I always try to keep up to date about news concerning my interests, so that I can discuss it with those who relate to me. In addition to increasing the number of links, it is also important to learn even more about the topic through extensive research.
Personally I think the best strategy is being yourself and trying to avoid being shy, so that you can relate better with other people.
Another one is to increase the size of the network, by asking people you are already in contact with to introduce you to others and to let you know about various kinds of communities.
I tried to respond by highlighting my thoughts and I hope I was exhaustive.March 23, 2017 at 11:24 #1153
Guys, I saw a video that I want to share with you.
The first thing I thought was “definitely this system isn’t safe for the beetle”, however they explain how the walls aren’t dangerous and the electrical system isn’t harmful but when the bugs will come out there won’t be protected.
I think they cannot replace drones because there are consistent differences between them. The applications in the field are limitless. They could be used to rescue people after a natural disaster or to spy on potential terrorists.
This video reminds me an episode of Black Mirror (Bee-Have, my favorite one), what would happen if it fell into the wrong hands?
I’m positive about it, we progress with more and more amazing innovations, there is no limit to human imagination.March 21, 2017 at 20:04 #1097
@nemanja Thank you for sharing a way to overcome anxiety, I am a calm and quiet person who doesn’t have anxiety problems but in the future I will apply this advice.
@mohamedlemzouri What an amazing opportunity but I didn’t understand very well how they will be taught these online lessons. I mean, these are lessons where you can interact with the teacher or are unidirectional? In both cases there will be possibility for latecomers? I hope that the site will become a starting point for each startupper from here on out. Will you participate in the online course?March 21, 2017 at 19:01 #1091
@nemanja Interesting videos, I agree with @lorenzobersano and I also silence the notifications of my smartphone during the lessons and concentration times. Regarding the school aspect, students are increasingly bored and attracted by external stimulations that distract such as notifications but I’m sure that if the lesson is interesting, they will pay attention. For example, during conferences USC, I’m sure all of us have paid attention… Of course, that were not lessons but the concentration was required.
I recommend reading this web page that explains how to keep the attention.
Another app to keep the concentration is Forest – Stay focused which is very similar to ClearLock, maybe a little more fanciful. I tried it for a day, but it’s like muting the phone.March 21, 2017 at 11:26 #1063
@gabrielgatu Like you said is a very touchy topic and I don’t think I can give an answer to the height since I am not very knowledgeable but I’m glad to read other people’s opinions so that I can get an idea about it.
@pistillostefano The article is very interesting, thanks for sharing. I think that giving priority more to a enthusiast than to a person trained in the field is an innovative and efficient approach, but only for tasks that don’t require skills already. For example, a passionate developer will definitely be better than someone who does it listlessly, however there are jobs that require experience as the programmer analyst. It all depends on how long the company is willing to invest in new resources.March 21, 2017 at 9:50 #1044
Welcome to all those who have decided to take part in this forum after the intervention of Andrea and Stefano.
@carlosfilho I agree with you regarding the use of Big Data by the GTT, however, they will put more “Bip machine” and I don’t think the drivers can gather enough informations, GTT will need more and more data and the acquisition process must be automated.
Certainly the data won’t be only used to suppress the lines but in the future they also will use them in other way.
@gabrielgatu I think that in Italy the use of a single entrance port isn’t a solution to the problem. Contrary to London, for example, we use more trams and busses than the metro and this generates an overcrowded environment that prevents the implementation of the solution. Without taking into account of incivile people.. At present there are still people who havn’t realized that they have to wait for the passengers get off and then get on.
Let me see the video and then I’ll try to say my opinion… 🙂March 20, 2017 at 19:50 #993
I want to focus on the debate involving the job that Andrea and Stefano talked about.
Keeping an open mind and being able to go from one company to another are qualities that most of the Italian people do not have. I worked in a computer company where the employees (in this case several of my colleagues and superiors) wanted to leave because the environment was oppressive, but they felt obliged to stay because they had families to feed and trying to get back in the game was not an option for them.
What do you think of these kind of situations, and how do you think they can be handled by the mentality of Silicon Valley?
Would you rather have a stable job or a flexible one (I’m talking about changing jobs very often), and why would you choose that option?
I have worked for two companies, without getting into specifics, then I resumed my studies and these experiences were all stimulations that led me to believe I am more suited for flexible working. As reported by the example above, one year later I left the company to change path.March 13, 2017 at 21:54 #830
Thanks @paolomarenco I never heard about that, perhaps Italy will rise up, modernizing the industrial sector. I am sure that this program will be useful for encouraging small and medium enterprises. About the IOT, I was attending recently a conference and no one spoke of interaction between Big Data and IOT. I suppose that it is necessary to emphasize and sensitize these new technologies to introduce this interaction ad its benefits.
@foreversin I read the two articles that you shared, they are both interesting.The first has made me realize, by the numbers, how much we have regressed compared the other states and that we can grow thanks to industry 4.0.
Concerning the second, I dwelt on the example below:
Just to take one example, smart machines will soon be able to replace all sorts of workers, from accountants to delivery drivers and from estate agents to people handling routine motor insurance claims. On one estimate, 47% of US jobs are at risk from automation.
It highlights the downside of this innovation, but I think, over time, will create new areas of work and therefore jobs. Aren’t you scared by the possible unemployment that will cause this new era?March 11, 2017 at 14:23 #801
@leonardo I forgot to tell you that I am convinced it is a good school system, I gave another hint on the future of big data applied to schools and I agree on what you said on the Italian school system, could also try to implement here systems such as the one mentioned in the article.
@carlosfilho I agree on every point except the last. What you are referring to, I think, is for lazy people who are satisfied with what is proposed without taking into account the search more thoroughly. I’m sure each of us (computer science students but not only) will never stop at the first found information, he will seek to deepen its research, finding links to other topics that will expand his horizons. However I’m not talking about targeted searches and your explanation about the last point certainly demonstrate that I’m talking about particular cases, not the general ones… by the way, nice and large list of pros and cons, I have no further points to add right now.March 9, 2017 at 18:44 #790
Hi there! I’m Federico, nice to meet you. I was fascinated by the first meeting and I recognize that this experience will be a great opportunity for all of us.
In my opinion, the weakness of Big Data is the statistic data. This tool allows to analyze data in order to obtain an estimation that can’t guarantee us an exact result. Instead the top pros are the applications of this tool in marketing analysis and digital innovation. We have different successful examples about Big Data usages in marketing like to know preferences of each user. On the other hand digital innovation is a limitless field where everyone should invest in it.
I know there are more pros and cons but for me these are the ones to be highlighted.
@leonardo I imagine schools where every student has to do extra homework according to their needs and extra lessons to fill the gaps, all recommended by Big Data, in addition to the mentioned application in the article.