Johannes Filter (he/him)

Software Developer

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Johannes is a software developer at AlgorithmWatch and currently working on the DataSkop project. He is a full-stack developer, data analyst, and machine learning practitioner. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany. During his studies he staid abroad in Estonia and Spain. Prior to joining AlgorithmWatch, he built software together with the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany to provide free access to information and increase government transparency (FragDenStaat, OffeneGesetze, Johannes developed and maintains several open-source libraries. For his latest work pd3f, he extracts continuous text out of PDFs with the help of machine learning.