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April 28, 2020 at 14:14 #12159
Hi guys !
Thank you for your shares, are very interesting.
I found an online Hackathon, if you want we could partecipate as a team ! (Registration deadline: Friday 1st May)
Here a website to find hackathon: https://www.hackathon.com/
In addition to this, there is a sort of online Hackathon in May: I’m collaborating in the organization of next “Hackahealth” (check it on web) and the guys from Geneva told me about a challenge sent to them by a man with an arm problem. It consists in creating applications for the logitech adaptive gaming kit, not for playing but for performing daily actions on the PC. Contact me in private if you are interested, I can ask to have some of you participate, if possible.
Finally, I would like to share with you the fundraising lunched by us student teams of Politecnico a couple of weeks ago: https://www.gofundme.com/f/team-uniti-per-la-protezione-civile
See you !April 23, 2020 at 11:41 #12147
Hello everybody !
About @simone-dalledonne’s post: yesterday I watched that video of Mr Degioanni’s interview and I was impressed by the balance between his humilty and his self-confidence. I always considered this balance as fundamental in my life and I always tried to pass it to guys who were part of my student group at high school and of my group for events organization (I organized liceal party in my city). I think humilty is needed, enough to learn and to know how to choose right mentors, without arrogance; but with an excess of modesty you cannot show and affirm your potential.
As you can read in previous posts, I always considered interpersonal relatioships really important, in fact these always filled my moderate attention to study. But I have already written that thanks to university I think I found the right balance here too.
Finally, I worked on an open source project called InMoov robot: a french engineer created this project, an humanoid robot totally 3D printed, sharing all drawings and assembly tuutorial on internet. At school, me and my team contribuited by working on the software (writing on various blogs and forums). Then we customized the robot, we called it “SONNY”, and using our software (written in Python witha particular library, AIML) we partecipated in many competitions, winning the national robotics olympics in 2017.April 19, 2020 at 16:14 #12124
Thanks you guys for all these advices about documentary on Netflix !
I’m discovering the best way to use this service !April 17, 2020 at 11:19 #12108
Hi guys !
As suggested by someone here, a few days ago I saw the documentary about Cambridge Analytica: really interesting ! I got a clear idea of the whole situation, and about privacy topic maybe I have an unpopular thought. As long as my data is used to provide me advertising and advice on what interests me (according to the algorithm), it’s fine for me; but it’s important that these data are not made public or, for example, are not read or analyzed by all employees of the company that works on it. It’s no longer fine for me even if these methodologies are used to fuel unbridled consumerism that wears down our society.
Same speech for election topic: for what I understand, undecided voters were convinced, as happens in any election campaign. Politicians should also be good to persuading. Of course I think that anyone who has spread or contribuited to spreading fake news should be sentenced.
Even in this quarantine period we are facing the privacy issue regarding the possible tracing of infected: in order to contain the infection it’s an excellent solution, maybe the best, but would this huge privacy violation constitute a precedent for governments in the future ? 1984, is you ? I don’t know.
What do you think about it ?April 11, 2020 at 11:56 #12083
@cbrugo as I previously said in my last post, during my life I focused more on extra curricular activities rather than on curricular ones.
But university, that in general in Italy doesn’t completely matter anything other than exams, teached me many important things. Not only importance of theory learned in class, but also how to organize own time, how to concentrate in class, the value of study sacrifices. So, for me, this is the middle way I was talking about in my last post.
I’m really happy for my path so far, for experiences that I’ve lived and opportunities that, thank God, I’ve seized. Now, without arrogance, I know I’m not one of the many.April 7, 2020 at 20:30 #12049
@pistillostefano ‘s words are really heartening for me, in fact I have always been reproached for leaving out the study for “nosense things”, despite maintaining a good average, at high school. Now, at PoliTO, I have a low average but I was able to concentrate on developing technical skills already acquired at the technical institute and on the foundation of my student team (ExMAH).
Obviously, it’s necessary to find a middle way cause study, grades and university, as we already heard today, are fundamental.
I see myself a lot in Stefano’s path, up to his university years.
I’d not have the public relations skills I have today if I had not taken off some time from studying to, for example, obtain and maintain the school representative position in the institute and provincial council (at high school) or to go to the UN and having the opportunity to speech to the GA Planary (CWMUN).
I’m grateful to all my teachers, my mentors, my parents and also to you for giving me this chance to know Silicon Valley.April 6, 2020 at 19:35 #12004
Hi @cbrugo !
I thought that Coursera was only for a fee, infact I preferred udemy which has very low prices.
Thank you for the info !
I never put the certificates of completed courses (Udemy) on my linkedin account because I know that for many people they have low rilevance (unfortunately others, instead, think of becoming an engineer with a course of that), in your opinion, should I ?April 5, 2020 at 16:14 #11969
<div class=”bbp-reply-author”><span class=”bbp-user-nicename”><span class=”handle-sign”>@</span>paologioelebrucia unfortunately registration has already closed, I didn’t make it in time either.
Too bad, it was organized by some reasearchers and engineers from Campus biotech of Geneva and EPFL; I know them (I’ve already attended their hackathon in Geneva) and they will keep me updated on upcoming events.</span></div>
<div>@simone-dalledonne Now I’m no longer taking the time to reading books besides the university ones, but usually I prefer to completely change field and go to the humanistic one.</div>April 4, 2020 at 0:43 #11942
Hi Paolo !
Reading your post I have seen my self with my little brother (Little.. he’s 18 y.o !), I miss him so much. Like all my family; this quarantine period is really difficult for transfer students.
About your interest on coronavirus and emergency: there is a nice online hackathon, I ask to moderators, is possibile share the link here ? Maybe we should partecipate as a team to this event.April 1, 2020 at 17:21 #11912
I forgot to answer the question about the difference between smart working and remote working: I think the second is only related to technology, wich allows you to work from your home. Instead, “working in a smart way”, is not just working from where you want but also knowing how to organize own work and that of your employes, knowing how to set goals and how to verify that the measures taken will benefit your work, your performance, yuor business.April 1, 2020 at 17:01 #11911
Hi Simone !
I have always needed to improve my skills and learn new ones, partly out of curiosity and, maybe, partly also out of egocentrism. This led me, for example, to learn to program at the first high school year, to enroll in a technical institute or even to practice different sports during my life. So, in this period where I can only study or waste time,I try in every way “to grow” (I also tried to learn to play the piano that I have at home, without success.. ).
I’m organizing my days to study a few hours, to continue to workout at home, to realx playing Fifa20 and, above all, to complete courses that I bought on Udemy. The latter is a platform that I really like and where I like to use my money; I’m currently completing a course about game development in C++ and Unreal engine.
In the meantime, I am also helping my business partner in managing the work situation (in Catania we have a company that deals with animation and entertainment, so this moment is quite critical for us)
So, the first one of the Foundr’s picture I think is the most important, but also “Relax and meditate” in order to not mentally collpase and savor details and little things of our life once this emergency has passed. Finally I think that, in this historical moment where social media are fundamental for a business, it’s also right to take care of own accounts. And, usually, aspiring engineers are not very good at this.
I’d like to start to listen a podcast.March 27, 2020 at 11:34 #11850
Hello everybody !
My name is Giuseppe Missale, I’m from Catania but I’m currently attending the third year of Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering at PoliTO.
I always look for challenges to learn more and opportunities to know as many realities as possible. Infact I think that everywhere, even in our field (engineering), it’s important to cultivate interpersonal relationship, in addition to techincal skills. So, for me, the opportunity to live, even if for a short time, the world pole of innovation and technology is one of the most intersting opportunities that have ever happened to me.
Academic life does not satisfy me very much and this is one of the reasons that led me to found a student team at Politecnico, ExMAH. It’s an acronym for “Ex Machina Ad Hominem”, from machine to human: our first project, currently in progress, is the development of a fully 3D printed forearm prosthesis with electriomyographic control (via a neural interface).
I can’t wait to start this experience and meet you, aiming for Silicon Valley !
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