Hi, I’m Ines.
I’m a software developer working on Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing technologies, and the co-founder of Explosion. We’re the makers of spaCy, the leading open-source library for Natural Language Processing in Python, and Prodigy, a machine teaching tool powered by active learning.
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. I’ve been self-employed since 2015. I live in Berlin with my fancy rats and I occasionally speak at conferences.
I’ve been featured in…
Zündfunk (Bayern 2) · Techtiefen Podcast · Mouse vs. Python · Python Bytes Podcast · DataHack Radio · TWiML & AI · TalkPython Podcast · ARD-alpha · NLP Highlights Podcast · Spiegel Online · The Exponential View · O’Reilly Newsletter