This is the home page for me, Lars Erik Schonander. My main interests data analysis and visualization, geospatial analysis, economic development, and bringing tech into international affairs.
I currently work at Lincoln Network, a think-tank in D.C. as a software engineer. There I help non-profits across D.C. and beyond with their various tech problems, from web development to data analysis.
I occasionally write for various outlets, below is are some samples:
Machine Learning and the Data Annotation Industry (Lincoln Network)
I wrote a explainer on the data labeling industry, which helps label the data that tech companies collect so that companies like Waymo or Tesla can have their driverless cars working properly.
The case for Supporting Open Source Infrastructure (Lincoln Network)
I wrote a piece explaining how via the OTF (Open Technology Fund), the federal government can support open source software that makes the modern world possible.
I also write a newsletter called The Aggregate focused on visualizing interesting data sets. You can sign up below!