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A Tale of Two Cities: Software Developers Working from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic [article]

Denae Ford and Margaret-Anne Storey and Thomas Zimmermann and Christian Bird and Sonia Jaffe and Chandra Maddila and Jenna L. Butler and Brian Houck and Nachiappan Nagappan
2021 arXiv   pre-print
The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world to its core and has provoked an overnight exodus of developers that normally worked in an office setting to working from home.  ...  Our surveys led to powerful narratives from respondents and revealed the scale at which these experiences exist to provide insights as to how the future of (pandemic) remote work can evolve.  ...  great discussions about work from home and their support of this research.  ... 
arXiv:2008.11147v3 fatcat:mzndqazo2bbabhxuzxhr4hnalm

A tale of two cities: Housing deprivation in Sydney

Khandakar Farid Uddin, Awais Piracha
2021 Regions Magazine  
COVID-19 has pushed people to work from home, and universities also switched their classes online.  ...  In the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the western Sydney residents are hit hard by the pandemic induced adverse impacts. COVID-19 caused extensive job losses in Greater Sydney.  ... 
doi:10.1080/13673882.2021.00001084 fatcat:abmndv7jibeu3eeucsdkjazqvy

COVID-19 Outcomes in Saudi Arabia and the UK: A Tale of Two Kingdoms [article]

Saleh Komies, Abdulelah M Aldhahir, Mater Almehmadi, Saeed M Alghamdi, Ali Alqarni, Tope Oyelade, Jaber S Alqahtani
2020 medRxiv   pre-print
This study aimed to compare the effect of the measures taken by Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom (UK) governments on the outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic as predicted by a mathematical model.  ...  Conclusion: We show that early extreme measures, informed by science and guided by experience, helped reduce the spread and related deaths from COVID-19 in Saudi.  ...  that COVID-19 is a global pandemic (4) .  ... 
doi:10.1101/2020.04.25.20079640 fatcat:iaa5n5236babrigbgvlfmaf2ry

Mental Health of the General Population during the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic: A Tale of Two Developing Countries

Cuiyan Wang, Mohammad A. Fardin, Mahmoud Shirazi, Riyu Pan, Xiaoyang Wan, Yilin Tan, Linkang Xu, Roger S. McIntyre, Bach Tran, Travis T. C. Quek, Syeda F. Husain, Jiayun Wang (+2 others)
2021 Psychiatry International  
relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  Results: There were a total of 1411 respondents (550 from Iran; 861 from China).  ...  Future research is required to develop a cross cultural questionnaire to examine health beliefs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ... 
doi:10.3390/psychiatryint2010006 fatcat:7ioppree4zdqxp7cwnvzzxsepa

Tales from New York City, the Pandemic Epicenter: a Case Study of COVID-19 impact on Clinical and Translational Research Training at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Layla Fattah, Inga Peter, Keith Sigel, Janice Gabrilove
2020 Journal of Clinical and Translational Science  
In the spring of 2020, New York City was at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA, resulting in disruption of TL1 and KL2-mentored Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) research at the Icahn  ...  The impact of the pandemic on trainees' research productivity and career plans was explored using a qualitative survey. Participant responses were analyzed using coding and categorization.  ...  Supported by grants UL1TR001433, KL2 TR001435-05, and TL1 TR001434-05 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health. Disclosures.  ... 
doi:10.1017/cts.2020.560 pmid:34522390 pmcid:PMC7844158 fatcat:fgfarefaw5ettndxyxgixjtniq

Turkey's Response to COVID-19 In terms of Mental Health

Hakan Öğütlü
2020 Irish journal of psychological medicine  
Efforts to limit spread of COVID-19 have been effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19.  ...  have risen to the challenge of COVID-19.  ...  Ethical standards The author asserts that all procedures contributing to this work comply with the ethical standards of the relevant national and institutional committee on human experimentation with the  ... 
doi:10.1017/ipm.2020.57 pmid:32434621 pmcid:PMC7276500 fatcat:vsdn6w3kxnarnl5hhri2lzbtwa

Developing Age-friendly Cities: Policy Opportunities and Challenges

Chris Phillipson, Tine Buffel
2020 Journal of Elder Policy  
Her essay focuses on ageism toward older adults at the macro-institutional level in policies or politics, at the meso level of interpersonal relations, and at the micro, intrapersonal level.  ...  care systems; rehabilitation and functional recovery following hip fracture In a timely paper, expressions and consequences of ageism are addressed by Ayalon.  ...  Retrieved from Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/adminis trative/law_aging/restoration%20report.authcheckdam.pdf  ... 
doi:10.18278/jep.1.1.7 fatcat:ksygpf7k7bajhb3kib5ybkewjq

A qualitative geographical information system interpretation of mobility and COVID-19 pandemic intersection in Uttar Pradesh, India

Alok Tiwari, Mohammed Aljoufie
2021 Geospatial Health  
Mobility of individuals and their physical social networks are the root causes for the spread of current coronavirus pandemic.  ...  We propose here a method of visualizing the spatial and chronological aspects of the spread of this virus based on geographical information systems (GIS) and Gephi graphs.  ...  Next, we chronologically visualised the transmission of COVID-19 from major cities in Canada, Europe, Middle East and the U.S., which were directly connected to the place of origin of this pandemic in  ... 
doi:10.4081/gh.2021.911 pmid:33706497 fatcat:kn5gdxgevfg53jhl7yamwlc7ou

Prato: The Social Construction of an Industrial City Facing Processes of Cultural Hybridization [chapter]

Andrea Bellini, Laura Leonardi
2020 RaumFragen: Stadt – Region – Landschaft  
This chapter deals with a widely studied case, that is, Prato, a middle-sized city with rooted industrial traditions, in the Centre of Italy.  ...  Their basic idea is that common stereotypes act as drivers of a public discourse that prevents the city to re-negotiate its identity.  ...  The Covid-19 pandemic that spread in early 2020 gave new relevance to this discourse.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-658-30956-5_30 fatcat:vw2hdnmxnja35gtqietm2tyzri

When the Open Source Community Meets COVID-19: Characterizing COVID-19 themed GitHub Repositories [article]

Liu Wang, Ruiqing Li, Jiaxin Zhu, Guangdong Bai, Haoyu Wang
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Ever since the beginning of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from interdisciplinary domains have worked together to fight against the crisis.  ...  We have collected over 67K COVID-19 themed GitHub repositories till July 2020. We then characterize them from a number of aspects and classify them into six categories.  ...  A few studies seek to understand developer productivity at technology companies due to the almost overnight migration to working at home for software developers. For example, Ford et al.  ... 
arXiv:2010.12218v1 fatcat:nb6y5yq6lnc7bbbl5wj4p5jakm

2020 State of the Octoverse: Finding Balance Between Work and Play [article]

Nicole Forsgren, Greg Ceccarelli, Derek Jedamski, Scot Kelly, Clair Sullivan
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Over the past year, many developers and other technology professionals have transitioned to a remote-first world, as COVID-19 pressed organizations to support working from home whenever possible.  ...  How does this affect the ways we develop and deliver software, both at work and in our open source projects?  ...  Home During Covid-19 Pandemic -Ford et al. (2020) A Tale of Two Cities: Software Developers Working from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic --> TO C The 2020 State of the Octoverse | N o 1  ... 
arXiv:2110.10248v1 fatcat:jwrjndeln5acldt6amlxkvv7iq

Covid-19: Where is the Digital Transformation, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics?

Fabrício Martins Mendonça, Mário Antônio Ribeiro Dantas
2020 Revista do Serviço Público  
Partial results from the proposal indicates a differentiated approach to tackle large challenges, similar to these created by the actual Covid-19 pandemic scenario.  ...  In contrast, the present war that the world is facing against the Covid-19, it is not common to see many references about these technologies.  ...  Acknowledgment This research work of e-health was, partially supported, by the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq), and the Fog-IoT approach partially funded by TBE and EDP under supervision of  ... 
doi:10.21874/rsp.v71i0.4770 fatcat:ymao4tjwpresrfsl35um5ymwla

Evaluating the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Residential Energy Use in Los Angeles

Michael J. Klopfer, Joy E. Pixley, Armen Saiyan, Amir Tabakh, David Jacot, Guann-Pyng Li
2021 Applied Sciences  
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic provided an opportunity to assess energy use during times of emergency that disrupt daily and seasonal patterns.  ...  In this study we review changes in residential energy use during the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic from four residential communities across Los Angeles covering approximately 6603 households within  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11104476 fatcat:ootrejjhlrarbikugk3sbscbdu

Experiences of Pre-Primary Education Teachers in Assessing Children's Achievements and Progress in Distance Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aida Norvilienė, Sada Ramanauskienė, Neringa Strazdienė, Rasa Braslauskienė, Reda Jacynė
2021 Regional Formation and Development Studies  
The following article reveals the experiences of pre-primary education teachers in assessing children's achievements and progress in distance education during the first lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic  ...  The Covid-19 pandemic posed new challenges and opportunities for participants in education.  ...  in the Covid-19 pandemic.  ... 
doi:10.15181/rfds.v34i2.2251 fatcat:i5qf5qepsbfctopd4dz6y6g3ma

Problems faced in distance education during Covid-19 Pandemic

Gül ÖZÜDOĞRU
2021 Participatory Educational Research  
This study aimed to investigate the problems faced by pre-service teachers in the distance education process, which has been implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic.  ...  The study group comprised pre-service teachers receiving education in the faculty of education in a state university in Turkey during the spring term of the 2019-2020 academic year.  ...  Distance education during the Covid-19 Pandemic Coronavirus disease, also known as Covid-19, is a health problem today deeply affecting several areas like daily life, working life and the system of education  ... 
doi:10.17275/per.21.92.8.4 fatcat:u4p4zjb6sbeqfau2dpnxaelwpa
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