Joseph Nelson

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Co-founder and CEO of Roboflow. We make it easy for developers to use computer vision, so computers see things like you can. We're supported by great customers and investors like Y Combinator and Pioneer.

I'm from Iowa.

Previously, I:

  • 🏛️ Co-founded Represently ("Zendesk for Congress"), which enables the US Congress to respond to constituent mail faster using natural language processing and machine learning. A company named Fireside acquired it.
  • ✏️ Taught at General Assembly. I built and delivered 2000+ hours of data science curriculum. I also helped sell enterprise reskilling programs.
  • 📊 Ran BetaVector (ROC AUC), a consultancy that builds data products.
  • 👶 Interned at Facebook, the US Senate, and a few other places that carry less signaling value to you.

Assorted projects / interests:
  • 🚲 Assessing bicycle route safety in DC.
  • 🏒 Analyzing hockey defensemen; presented at the Boston Hockey Analytics Conference
  • 🇫🇷 Hosting a hackathon with the French Embassy
  • ❄️ Forecasting snow days with Google searches
  • 💬 Scrutinizing everything The Onion wrote about Obama's presidency
  • 🍽 Predicting Michelin Star winners with data
  • 💸 Measuring Zuckerberg's Hurricane Harvey fundraise

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