Michelle Casbon is Director of Data Science at Qordoba, where she helps companies improve their global reach by simplifying the localization process through the use of machine learning. She previously built tools for generating predictions on textual datasets as a Senior Data Science Engineer at Idibon. Her 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 and contributing to open source projects and has contributed to Apache Spark and Apache Flume.