About Nate Williams
I’m Nate Williams, co-founder of Flex.io and a few other startups.
I’m a data professional, city dweller and amateur oneironaut. I love new ventures, good design, landscape-changing innovation, cultural history and backpacking in the hinterlands.
As we’ve progressed through our private beta, one of the most fruitful activities has been talking with folks in different user communities about their data projects. This has had a profound impact on our product vision and roadmap (including a few major pivots).Read more
Over the summer, we embarked on a research project to learn more about data journalism and how data journalists work with data.Read more
During our summer research project, we’ve had the pleasure of interviewing over 15 data journalists about their work so far. And while we’ve been hearing fascinating stories and learning a lot about how they work with data, we also wanted to put some numbers to these conversations. Enter our Data Journalism Survey.Read more
This summer, we’ve started a new research project. The goal? To find out more about data journalism, and what, if anything, might make journalism-related data projects easier.Read more
Data projects come in many shapes and sizes. From big data predictive analytics to small data spreadsheet projects, from building new open data applications to reconciling a couple of ERP tables in the accounting department.Read more
In an excellent post, CIO Isaac Sacolick asks, what technologies work best for decentralized data scientists?Read more
It seems that implementing stronger security standards is not without risk. As the New York Times recently noted, Apple’s move to add full disk encryption to iOS 8 and remove any built-in backdoors has not won kudos from the N.S.A. and F.B.I.:Read more