Nelson was born at Verizon Labs in 2015 and became open source in the middle of 2017. The project built from years of experience in the field by a handful of senior engineering staff. Today there are a variety of contributors from various companies, all in different market sectors; from high-street retailers to hyper-growth internet companies.
Primary development of Nelson since open-sourcing has been conducted by the core team:
- Timothy Perrett (project founder)
- Adelbert Chang
- Greg Flanagan
There are also a host of other contributors from around the interwebs.
The engineering staff who helped originally create Nelson are listed below (in order of duration on the project):
Finally, the Nelson team would like to shout out to the following teams at Verizon who helped make this project happen:
- Verizon executive management - specifically Suri Medapati - for believing in us, and affording the time for Nelson to be built.
- Verizon Legal for providing us the opportunity to release Nelson into the open.
- Verizon Network engineering for always connecting us.