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November 15-18

Seattle & online

2021 Summit video library

Neurodiversity and the Data Platform: A Greater Discussion

Chris Voss

You may know someone who is a brilliant data wrangler and works hard, but may need special accommodations or struggles with emotional intelligence. It is quite possible that the person has an autism spectrum disorder, a diagnosis more commonplace over the last decade.

For this talk, we will look at neurodiverse behavior and empowerment, focusing on the autism spectrum and the data platform. There are qualities which make a person with autism great with data, and pitfalls in relation to job interviews and getting the most from the job. Whether you manage the person, or whether you are the person, there is something to be gained from a recognition of the differences in how one’s brain works and how some think much differently. We will also encompass neurodiversity within other inclusion efforts, and how to help with the intersection of various groups.