Love in times of Covid19

In the loneliness of the worst pandemic, the world had seen since the last Spanish Flu in the XX century. We had seen that no matter how well prepared we think we are, we would always faced dramatic surprises. The United States has been training since George Bush Jr.’s presidency. However, America was not able to achieve control the disease’s effects promptly. Meanwhile, Australia has been successful in the middle of the chaos surrounding the world. The low number of deaths is impressive compared to other countries in Asia, Europe or America.

Undoubtedly, the discussion towards the vaccine has become full of rage, protests and disagreements between authorities and citizens. I think we will be gd to return to the new normal collaboratively. Will it be possible to construct a less enraged environment where vaccinated and unvaccinated humans share in peace? History has shown how hard it to overcome cultural beliefs is. I understand citizens who suffered health issues or concerns about taking the shot.

The Government must implement strict control about social gatherings between those who received vaccines and those who will not. At this moment, there are still challenges to convince part of the population about how to fears, strong political beliefs about personal agency towards choosing the best alternatives for your health rather than following the recommendations of the Government.

Individualism vs Community safety

I believe this is the chore of discussion between the Government and protesters against a total vaccination of citizens. It is not necessarily that these groups are wrong. Their decisions are motivated by different interests and purposes.

The Government is concerned about keeping a safer space for all groups in society. From primary school students to managers. Furthermore, thinking about the ability of hospitals to manage a high number of people sick with Covid19. Although, it looks like a dictatorial ruling exercising pressure to convince people to get the vaccine. The reality is the main goal is looking to diminish the number of deaths and an overcrowded, non-functional health system.

Meanwhile, patients with complex diseases must have a wider pool of alternatives because they could die due to the cloth in their bloodstream. Undoubtedly, forcing them to take the vaccine to protect them from diseases could be a criminal offence if you think about the right people must have to protect themselves from dying. It would be in some cases a personal decision.

And even when it is harder to understand how taking care of your health could sound ridiculous for others or a selfish attitude. The truth is your mental and physical health is the most valuable element you have to acquire and keep everything else. Without them, you would not be able to take care of yourself, your family, your daily activities, and your relationships. Perhaps, Governments must consider the needs of people having reasonable and logical fears of getting the vaccine against Covid19.

The community should care about the health and risk of those who can face a real and significant risk of dying due to having an adverse response to the jab. On the other hand, it is more difficult to convince people of getting inoculated when they are against the vaccine due to a preference for natural medicine. I believe citizens have the right to protest, but individuals must follow the restrictions and enjoy limited access to public spaces. After all, the choice of not being vaccinated is dangerous for others.

I found multiple companies, community members, and marketing campaigns are trying to reinforce values like kindness, love, compassion and care. The principal purpose is to alleviate the stress from this period of the pandemic, which had caused a change in the life of people around the world with unemployment, sicknesses, educating children at home. Our home can be a comfortable place, but the lack of human interactions can be stressful, well warm and kind human interactions.

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First, infra-familial violence had increased due to the pandemic. Under circumstances of staying at home longer hours than commute to the office and being able to be in a safe space had increased the vulnerability of women and men in some cases to be at risk of suffering domestic violence. The promotion of values like compassion, kindness and safety should increase. Especially, to improve the mental health of kids, who should spend more time with their parents indoors rather than going to school or enjoying activities in the outdoors.

For romantic love, it had not been either a wonderful period. A lot of people had faced divorce, separation and economic issues. However, other couples had remained stronger in the middle of hardship and challenging circumstances. Undoubtedly, the most complicated part is feeling safe in a period, where everything felt overwhelming, unexpected, riskier, out of control. It is not really that people cannot face these problems. It is more the difficulties to surpass previous inconvenient experiences and handle to manage the repercussions from them while you must face an extraordinary amount of change in your routines and expectations of normalcy.

I think the most important lessons I had learned during this period:

First, you always must check for your safety. If you do not do it, nobody else will necessarily think about it. You only have one mother and one father. Sometimes, you could find a great stepfather or stepmother but beyond that, the majority of people can be dangerous in the wrong circumstances. And Covid19 had been an excellent example of it, for some households. In Australia, the relative imposed self-isolation had offered less complex environments except for Victoria but it is impossible to control the changing weather you experience regularly in that State.

Second, it is always a great time to be healthy. I remembered during Zombieland the main character’s advice towards training Cardio. It sounded funny and tragic but the reality is the healthier you are if you do not have any pre-genetic condition, which makes you more vulnerable to die of pulmonary failure due to the Covid19 virus, your possibilities of surviving are higher. However, you could even find people with excellent healthy lives losing their lives due to this disease. Anyway, good physical health will make you less susceptible to dying from secondary health complications.

Third, you always must request support for your mental health. No matter how educated, strong, successful, powerful, wild, beautiful, intelligent or smart you are. You need mental health support when you face critical experiences like seeing people you love dying. When you lose your job. When your marriage is broken. When your partner leaves you. When you are sick. When you are facing complex and dramatic situations that are severely affecting your regular habits, you must look for help. Just do it. Call for help and assistance. Lifeline 131114.

Fourth, falling in love does not get easier with age. The only thing you learned is to navigate the love currents with more respect for yourself and others. And you are more clear about what you want and expect, rather than tolerating things you were not trained to discern as disrespect in the school or in your house, while you were growing up. Also, you learned that Legislation is very different from country to country. Things that happened to me in the past could have been punished in a different jurisdiction. Also, respect for Law is something that sadly not everyone takes seriously or follow as we should.

Five, dating in the digital age had a decline in quality most of the time. I do not know about you, but I had more fun going to the cinema in my infancy than some dates I had to have in modern times. While I am trying to be straightforward, the question is: are we losing the savoir-faire of life? Some dates felt a little bit mechanical due to using dating apps. This new process means it is harder to find a spark or an emotional connection. I think that is the reason why I could fall in love deeply and harder in unplanned and unexpected encounters rather than I have found through excess of written messages on any dating platform!

Six, your friendships and personal relations require extreme measures to put you in a healthy position when you need police intervention. One of the most relevant things I had learned during this period even when everyone sees things or only express: “It is sad”. It is, sometimes, you must apply extreme measures to feel safe. Mainly when some people create dangerous situations for you without giving a second thought about it. If you are in danger, feeling unsafe or needing a neutral person to mediate, call the police and authorities. Sometimes, we think people will behave like us, but it is not a realistic appreciation of the world. Sometimes, friends and even family could create a dangerous environment.

In case of being in a dangerous situation, call 000.

Written by Rossana Naveda.

A lover of chocolate chips biscuits/cookies, sunbathing, watching movies, swimming, and writing. Not really good at cleaning 🙂 I could organise.

In case of emergency, call 000 in Australia or the number of safety services in your community.

The unfair price women will keep paying for having professional aspirations

It was shocking and a sad experience reading about how the Australian Government decided to ignore the genocide of women’s brains and skills in the workplace this week. I am not the only one perplexed, worried, and disappointed for women’s mental and physical health in the present and future. But, unfortunately, Australian politicians followed a decision-making process with such a deaf ear to women’s needs after they voted dubiously for less than half of the recommendations to stop workplace sexual harassment in the workplace.

Australian political representatives lost the opportunity to change unfair legal paradigms to offer women the same fair go men have in the workplace. Their decision was against the values promoted by Australian Identity. Something challenging to understand and impossible to accept, especially when you are a woman who had witnessed and being affected by these errors in the legislation.

Scott Morrison‘s Government had affected women’s future safety and well-being in the workplace, perhaps because it is hard to acknowledge and accept mistakes like Brittany Higgins. It is despairing that the Parliament House rape case’ shame made the Federal Government tried to protect itself in this votation. A decision clearly showed a blind desire to deny how ingrained, rooted and shadowy female abuse is considered a habit in Australian society.

When I used the word unfair, I am not the obnoxious old feminist that I often heard people complain of or accuse me of being but a rational citizen who knows that I and the rest of the Australian females living in Australia pay taxes. Consequently, it is devastating that not even being a productive member of society means anything for the Politicians working in the Federal Government, who are paid monthly by the taxes women paid -51.8% of all people employed in 2019 were women-. Is it possible we call this a representative democracy?

I am sure that the people who vote did not represent Australian females’ concern and desire to have the opportunity to work without thinking that she could be a victim of sexual violence. 

The Federal Government must approve laws to ban workplace sexual harassment. Also, establish requirements for employers to try to stop sexual harassment in the workplace. Furthermore, protecting victims of sexual harassment against massive legal bills for taking actions against perpetrators and the fair work system to be reviewed to establish that sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited.

Working towards a goal 

Talking about the National Women’s Safety Summit efforts to protect women and children from domestic violence and abuse, it would be important that everyone work together, not separating the workplace from the households.

After all, those breadwinner men are the same who returns home after working 9 to 5. It is interesting how everyone is blind to the habitual thinking that men are the household’s breadwinners. All the construction of masculinity archetypes attached to a man comes from biological, psychological and sociological structures developed through centuries. 

Females are not against the positive aspects of this role but the negatives ones. Suppose you consider that the Australian Federal Government had voted to keep supporting sexual harassment in the workplace. In that case, it goes against protecting females living in households raising children when you keep reinforcing the beliefs that abuse of women in the workplace is expected. How will male workers make a psychological divide that there are plenty of opportunities to exercise violence against women in the workplace and then go home and be a caring, protective non-violent partners to his family?

I am convinced that I am not the only one appreciating this irrational way of judgement in Federal politicians after this decision. Consequently, I think Australian politicians, society, and the National Women’s safety summit took this discussion further and promoted a political fight to establish safe spaces and more legal regulations against harassment for women inside and outside their houses. 

We should stop promoting this confusing Dr Jekyll, and Mr Hide male portrait that we had been enduring and supporting through centuries. Men also deserve better than that. Besides, women should not only feel safe because they have a ring on their hand and a husband but because they are citizens, who worked, live, take care of children, contribute and pay taxes, too. We belong, and we are part of half of the Australian population. It is irritating to receive unfair treatment from the Australian Government. We are invisible targets in a political system, trying to protect dubiously sexual harassment in the Constitution and legal bodies. At the same time, it plays a democratic facade through discourse and social gatherings.

We need fundamental changes made by the Parliament and in the Law. We need less showbiz and more real representative democratic change.

Written by Rossana Naveda.

AWS Summit Sydney 2019

The opening session was very interesting. Listening about being the best in the local market is not as easy as anybody could imagine. Particularly, when there is a market full of highly competitive companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, among other offering Global Solutions for regular issues companies or people have to tackle daily.

Innovation was the word expressed immediately in each conference but also the value of “tradition”. In that sense was interesting to listen CEO from companies like Lion, Amazon and Canva, one of those marvellous pearls from the Pacific, which notoriously didn’t appear in Silicon Valley but it was a start-up located in Sydney.

Undoubtedly, the successful speakers were explaining how the use of the right tools would help them to scale their business faster in an efficient and effective way.

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Part of this exhibition is showing how using the right tools is basic for being successful as business owner and it was the main purpose through the three days the event took place. Each speaker explained how to reinforce topics as control and security in the way process are designed.

Undoubtedly, basic elements for a successful management and a great experience for all the people involved in different areas of business development, tech industries or the start-up scenario.

Deepracer and learning

Through a conference we learn how to reinforce learning while we deeprace. Our algorithm: Vanilla policy gradient considered we have a model which let us train ourselves with positive reinforce each time we do something right.

Well, we are not dogs or cats but it looked like humans experience positive rewards in the same way animals do. We start learning some chore concepts of psychology to understand the purpose of the simulation and the training of our models.

The reinforce strategy is used only during the training and creation of the model not while we are in the race.

RL vs robotic racing

In the first one we collect data observing a driver doing the movements of driving, In the second one we can control the movements in a simulation and extract the data, which will be later explore.

Throughout different measures from the environment the participant can practice with their own virtual model to explore the training before the big race.

New Tesla Model Y

No matter what Elon Musk showed in each presentation, there is always a controversial effect on his products. Undoubtedly, obsessive as Steve Jobs was in his time as CEO of Apple. Tesla Motors and Space X had also a CEO, who got the same amount of attention from the public opinion as his products. Being another Enfant terrible is always increasing a little bit the turbulance in the market share for Tesla when he is going to appear in radio, television or Internet as well as going against the America First’ statement from President Donald Trump for manufacturing in China his products. A first time for new ventures overseas.

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Musk is one of the few CEO who acted like a Rock Star. And definitely it is part of his charm and his brand. The new model TESLA Y complete the word “Sexy” next to the previous model, and it was not a mistake. It is completely intentional.

That speaks aloud about the personality of his CEO and the branding of this company. The new promise is a cheaper option for younger professionals, who won’t invest all their savings in an expensive car. Personally, I think this approach took excessive time but undoubtedly, for people interested in diminish their ecological print this would be still an expensive but valuable product to use daily.

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The purpose of electric cars is diminishing the pollution caused by our perpetual use of fossil fuels. A common behaviour for decades since the first cars were manufactured by Ford. In that sense, model Y will attract environmental conscious costumers with more economic budgets, who want something affordable without losing the sense of buying a luxury item from a well positioned brand.

If you are attracted to buy one of this “comfortable” vehicles you can get yours with a refundable payment of US$2,500 online. The company has promised an affordable model 3 for US$35,000. Making a production of cars affordable for people with medium or low income.

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When kids protested : An optical illusion on Christmas time

Between the new exhibition inside the NGV’s world which appears as a Christmas gift Esche x Nendo Between Two Worlds presents nearly 160 of Dutch artist M.C. Escher’s works. This exhibition plays with the regular optical illusions of how we see the world in different perspectives. This exhibition has been designed for the NGV by Japanese design studio, nendo.

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The exhibition features Escher’s most iconic works, including Day and Night, 1938, a woodcut representing black and white birds flying over a Dutch landscape of exactly mirrored towns, fields and waterways; and Snakes, 1969, Escher’s final masterpiece created three years before his death in 1972 at age seventy-three. Other famous  Escher works in the exhibition include Up and down, 1947, Drawing hands, 1948, Relativity, 1953, and Waterfall, 1961.

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I believed mirrored towns can easily confirm the changes in the weather in different part of the worlds. Even younger students had been protesting in the streets about Environmental change as well as Adani’s Carmichael project in Queensland, which is not anymore a 10 billion project but it is going to work as a 2 billion independent project, where local government is not involved at all.

Sadly, it was quite ironic the diffusion of information took place the same day a 14 year-old boy died in an accident provoked by an unbearable storm in New South Wales, which caused floods, and multiple damages across different suburbs, particularly, those located in North Sydney. The damages provoked by the Sydney storm let $10 million in damages.

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Considering these facts, even when some parents could believe that kids must remain in school and avoiding taking part of political partisanship, the truth is these kids are going to face all the consequences from adults and politicians’ unconscious choices about Politics, Environment and Climate change. In that sense, even if some adults could believe could study more, the truth is they should also be concern about what is the future of the Earth we, adults manage resources each day.

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There is popular slogan about Visa saying Life takes Visa is something which lives inside us and we believed that we can charge environmental security as we do with our money and sadly, that is not true or even possible. We had already excessively charged so next generations should be not only involved as partisans but as a collective pressure because they will need to survive the consequences of Climate change. When they grow up here or in any place located in our world there will not be mom or dad to do it. Furthermore, they are protesting for their own sons and daughters, if they are lucky enough to see them grow.

Perhaps, Nendo showed a good example of a political illusion throughout his painting with white and black birds. No matter if you live in a developed or underdeveloped economy, each time one of those birds or kids fly to one place or another, they will face the same global consequences. It is reasonable those birds whistle a song against climate change, which is truly worst than homework as one of the protesters exposed in a cardboard during the protest in Martin Place last Thursday.

Perhaps, Environmental measures should be more relevant for the G20 meeting which is happening right now in Argentina, rather than the ‘high five’ between some world leaders.

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How to land a job in the tech industry?

william-iven-8515A few weeks ago I attended an event in General Assembly, where you will meet professionals working in an interesting firms like Microsoft or another companies in the Tech industry. General Assembly organised an interesting approach about the regular questions some Web developers, designers, project managers, marketing strategists had about how to land a job in this particular industries.

Sometimes, some people can grow up thinking that you need to become a notable Astrophysicist to get a job in a company like Google.com. However, they assure us that it is not the main thing behind this. Of course, having great grades wouldn’t hurt your application they explained how the industry has changed their philosophy for hiring people. Now, they are searching for people who can learn and re-learn faster than ever.

The old style of searching for a professional who was an expert in a specific area is something from the past because technology changed really fast so they required people who don’t transform technology, process or programming language in a religion or dogma. They want people who got plasticity in their way of thinking to adjust faster to new changes around them.

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So what is so difficult then?

One of the participants explained that the most important thing is understanding the differences. It is not the same aspiring a position in a structured company like Microsoft or Apple than getting a job in a start-up. 

Sometimes the start-up environment can feel like Heaven but it is not really so good when there is a linear hierarchy where everyone can do most of the things they want without following or respecting internal rules. When the Politics inside the biggest corporations are a key element to keep your job or lose it, if you don’t know very well how to manage it?

This was probably the most interesting part of the discussion because most of the time understanding the environment of your company gives you a better understanding of the industry.

About the tests to get a job in companies dedicated to software, offer services online, security, advertisement, social media, among other similar activities, the situation can be easy if you got a good background in a particular area. For example,  Tanguy Fournier Le Ray, who worked as Regional managing director & Co-Founder @Palo IT for Australia & Singapore. He was specific about how he had previously experienced as a sales manager in England for a water company, so even when he should face the process of learning new elements in his career after finishing the University, he got a good understanding about a particular field, which is required in the Tech industry.

Meanwhile, the experience for Alec Smith has been quite different…

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SEXTECH HACKATHON in SYDNEY

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This was the first time for Sydney to have a Sextech hackathon Sydney 2018. Personally, the older I got it is possible to have a  better understanding of what I want to do in this kind of space because everything I should think about comes to my mind faster thanks to collaboration.

During this encounter with professionals in different fields we found a variety of topics. From how to improve the sexual life of people with disabilities? To find creative ways to increase the knowledge in young people about sexual health, pleasure and good relationships. Particularly, the last one because today sexual diseases are not the only risk for younger generations, getting inside a violent or aggressive relation with a romantic partner, or not being able to communicate properly what is going wrong in your relation? had become more common than ever, even in younger couples.

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Plus: Every professional has a different background. Doctors were thinking about health, Sex experts about communication and pleasure inside the couples; journalists increasing control, censorship and adjust what people want to see online; sellers were trying to commercialize toys and other products in efficient ways. Finally, we learned from everyone.

The Challenge: Finding the perfect team was the hardest part because it is normal that each one follow a group to make their goal a reality, this approach let me working by myself. Even though, I like it because I must use all my creativity and imagination to solve one of the issues I was concerned about.

Kudos: Congratulations to the winner team. They decided to work in creating a platform, which let people interchange brain stimuli, as part of their plan to create a solution with Virtual Reality for people with disabilities, who want and need to enjoy a complete sexual life.

The highest note: in the event was listening the story of different people working in this industry. That is where I could find richness because they are the ones who listened all the time what users, customers, patients and people are saying about their sexual lives each day? And that is the most valuable part of this experience. You put together people with works not related at all in the regular week. However, during three days they can share their thoughts, skills, and original thinking to bring new solutions to the most common issues in a particular field.

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