Michelle Casbon is Director of Data Science at Qordoba. Previously, she was a Senior Data Science Engineer at Idibon, where she built tools for generating predictions on text datasets. Michelle's development experience spans more than a decade across various industries, including media, investment banking, healthcare, retail, and geospatial services. Michelle completed a Masters at the University of Cambridge, focusing on NLP, speech recognition, speech synthesis, and machine translation. She loves working with open source projects and has contributed to Apache Spark and Apache Flume.