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Chris Van Pelt

Weights and Biases
Co-Founder
Mission, San Francisco
Chris Van Pelt is a co-founder of Weights & Biases, an experiment tracking platform for deep learning. In 2009, Chris founded Figure Eight/CrowdFlower. Over the past 10 years, Chris has dedicated his career optimizing ML workflows and teaching ML practitioners, making machine learning more accessible to all.

Chris has worked as a studio artist, computer scientist, and web engineer and pours his diverse background into his role as CVP. He combines deep design insight with crisp, minimalist coding abilities that enable him to produce anything -- soup-to-nuts applications -- sometimes within minutes. Chris studied both art and computer science at Hope College.