Alison Alvarez is the CEO and co-founder of BlastPoint. She spent years building big data tools for large companies, and became convinced that more affordable and accessible solutions should exist. She has emerged as an expert consultant regarding large geospatial data systems, lecturing around the country to teach people how to use data tools for themselves, and developing a library of free interactive coding lessons (https://github.com/nosila/).
Alison is an NSF Research Fellow, a Jack Kent Cooke Fellow, and a Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellow. She holds two Master’s degrees from Carnegie Mellon: a 2007 MS from the Language Technologies Institute at the School of Computer Science and a 2016 MBA from the Tepper School of Business. She currently sits on the advisory board of Y-Combinator’s Valor Water where she utilizes her extensive experience to guide tech infrastructure and software team-building.
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