Speechmatics' Flock event where employees came to align on the company strategy

We’re Stronger Together – Speechmatics Flock 2019

The Speechmatics team recently held an offsite event at the Varsity Hotel in Cambridge to get together in an informal environment to align on the company strategy. The theme of the event was ‘stronger together’ and that sentiment was echoed throughout the entirety of the day. The event was split into several talks, informal chats, […]

29/07/2019

John Milliken, CEO of Speechmatics, speaking about company culture and productivity in BT podcast

Reinventing the Workplace Culture to Improve Productivity

Speechmatics’ CEO, John Milliken, was recently involved in a Podcast from BT hosted by Kate Russell, the star of the BBC’s tech show, Click. The podcast addresses the importance of company culture and how it can help to improve employee productivity. In this episode, John discussed: Ways to manage the work-life balance of the always-on […]

26/07/2019

Michel presenting about go modules and the athens project at Cambridge go meetup

How to speed up your projects using the Athens Project 

This month, we hosted our monthly Go meetup at our offices in Cambridge, welcoming the programming community to come and learn more about the up-and-coming language. The meetup is a fantastic opportunity for people of all knowledge levels and experience with Go to come and learn more about its application and to network with like-minded […]

05/07/2019

Speechmatics and Frontier volunteering at ChYpPS youth coding group in Cambridge

Children Master Scratch at ChYpPS Coding Club

Having formed a partnership with ChYpPS youth group last year, Speechmatics now delivers monthly coding workshops for children involved in the Cambridge-based community. This month, I was joined by two volunteers from Speechmatics as well as Laura and Stuart from Frontier Developments. Together, we delivered a coding workshop for the local children at Brown’s Field […]

18/06/2019

Boy watching television and girl using digital tablet in living room at home

Can Peppa Pig really educate future generations?

When you think of subtitles – or captions – what springs to mind? That they are useful when you can’t turn the sound up on your phone in a public space? That they provide accessibility and understanding to videos and tv programmes for the deaf or hard of hearing community. Me too… until recently when […]

17/06/2019

Sam Ringer presenting about deep learning at the Python meetup

Taming the Deep Learning Beast, Hands on with PyTorch

Last week, we attended the Cambridge Python User Group Meetup at the Raspberry Pi offices on Hills Road in Cambridge. The Python meetup is a great place for people of all levels of Python knowledge to come together to learn more about the programming language and meet other like-minded people. The sessions are usually arranged […]

10/06/2019

Sri Prasanna of Worldpay UK speaking about his experiences of using Golang for Single Sign On

Single Sign On, Sri’s experience of using Golang

Last week, we welcomed the Cambridge programming community to Speechmatics’ offices in Cambridge where we host our monthly Go Meetups. Speechmatics’ Go Meetup is a chance for people interested in Go to come together in Cambridge and share their experiences of using the programming language. It’s a way to learn best practices and ask open […]

30/05/2019

SEMrush chat headphones laying on a table

Emerging trends for digital marketers to pay attention to

On Wednesday, I was following a debate on Twitter hosted by SEMrush (#semrushchat for those interested), addressing influencer marketing, video content, social media and emerging trends that digital marketers should pay attention to. Reading through some of the discussions, a key theme emerged in the form of voice search. Unsurprisingly, AI also featured as a […]

24/05/2019

Sam Ringer talking about Ethics in AI for learning at work week

Shaping the future of learning and development

Last week, the Speechmatics team were encouraged to take part in Learning at Work Week, with three unique sessions planned in throughout the week. This year, Learning at Work Week coincided with Mental Health Awareness Week and so we took this opportunity to include a workshop focused on mental health. This years’ theme was “Shaping […]

23/05/2019

Speechmatics and Frontier helping to teach children coding skills in Cambridge

Frontier and Speechmatics help teach children coding at ChYpPS youth group

Partnership with ChYpPS As part of our ongoing partnership with ChYpPS youth group, last week, a group of volunteers from Speechmatics were joined by Frontier employees to provide a coding workshop for the local children in Cambridge. Having formed a partnership with ChYpPS last year, Speechmatics now attends Brown’s Field Community Centre on a monthly […]

15/05/2019

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