Hi, I’m Ines.
I’m a software developer working on Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing technologies, and the co-founder and CEO of Explosion. We’re the makers of spaCy, one of the leading open-source libraries for Natural Language Processing in Python, and Prodigy, a modern annotation tool for creating training data for machine learning models.
I believe in programming until four in the morning in my pyjamas instead of getting up early to attend conferences about productivity. I believe in making the best possible products instead of launching just for the sake of it because some startup advice blog told me so. I believe in rational planning, logical consequences and bullshit-free hard work instead of “following my dreams”. In short, I believe in doing things.
I grew up on the internet and started coding and designing websites at 11. After completing my degree in Communication Science, Media Studies and Linguistics, I spent four years working in media and sales, before founding Explosion. I live in Berlin and I occasionally speak at conferences and make videos. In 2020, I became a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation.
I’ve been featured in…
Berliner Zeitung · GitHub Newsletter · TalkPython #351, #300, #297, #202 · Python Bytes #191, #139 · KDnuggets 2021, 2020, 2019 · Rasa Chats · Snorkel ScienceTalks · Gradient Dissent · DevJourney · Practical AI Podcast · ZenML Pipeline Conversations · Console DevTools Podcast · Byte Into IT · SourceSort · Python-Podcast.de · Bayerischer Rundfunk · kulturnews · Zündfunk (Bayern 2) · Techtiefen Podcast · Mouse vs. Python · DataHack Radio · TWiML & AI · ARD-alpha · NLP Highlights Podcast · Spiegel Online · The Exponential View · O’Reilly Newsletter