Aaron Bassett

Aaron Bassett (GB)


I'm a senior software engineer turned developer advocate at Nexmo. A bit of a tinkerer, always creating new things with code or electronics. But generally, I make cool stuff and help other people make unbelievably cool stuff 🔥🔥🎉

When your wetware has too many threads - Tips from an ADHDer on how to improve your focus
English flag Talk Soft Skills
Kiwi.com Hall (-1.61)
Saturday 10. March: 15:35

My brain is different. The regions involved in concentration, impulse control, and inhibition are smaller than usual; Like somewhere between 5% and 12% of adults I have ADHD. Even if you do not have the disorder yourself you probably work, live or know someone who does. But the world is not designed for people with ADHD, so to be successful I’ve had to develop techniques to keep my concentration and procrastination in check.

In this talk, we’ll briefly look at what ADHD is and how it impairs not only concentration but also executive function. Then we’ll explore how changes in the workplace can benefit not just those with ADHD, but anyone whose work requires creativity or extended periods of focus. Next, we’ll look at some persistent myths about productivity, and what you can do personally to increase your concentration and output without burning out. Then I’ll present some techniques you can rollout within your team to remove distractions while improving the quality of communication.

Real-time transcription and sentiment analysis of audio streams; on the phone and in the browser
English flag Workshop Machine Learning / AI
Python Software Foundation Hall (-1.65)
Sunday 11. March: 10:15

Discover how you can use Artifical Intelligence to perform sentiment analysis of an audio stream, in real-time! In this workshop, we’ll show you how to use AI and NLP to figure out what a person is calling about and how they are feeling, all from a telephone call audio feed via WebSockets.

In this workshop, we’re going to learn how to create a virtual rapporteur. A digital assistant who can join any conference call; record it and provide participants with real-time insights into the overall tone of the call. Once the call is complete, we’ll look at how we can use the call recording to provide participants with a text transcript as well as meta information about the call such as the most talked about concepts, keywords and entities.