Paco Nathan

Paco Nathan

Apache Spark, Cluster Computing, Data Science, Big Data

  • @pacoid
  • + Paco Nathan

Mountain View, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • Spark
  • Mesos
  • Python
  • Scala
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science
  • Cascading
  • Cascalog
  • Scalding
  • Cloud Computing
  • R
  • Big Data
  • Open Data
  • Text Analytics
  • NLP
  • PMML
  • Distributed Systems
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing
Paco Nathan, is known as a "player/coach" data scientist who's led innovative Data teams building large-scale apps for 10+ years. A recognized expert in distributed systems, machine learning, and Enterprise data workflows, Paco is an O'Reilly author, OSS evangelist for Apache Spark with Databricks, and an advisor for Amplify Partners and Galvanize Paco received his BS Math Sci and MS Comp Sci degrees from Stanford University, and has 25+ years technology industry experience ranging from Bell Labs to early-stage start-ups. Newsletter and "official" web site: http://liber118.com/pxn/

Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading
by Paco Nathan
July 2013
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $33.99

Introduction to Apache Spark Introduction to Apache Spark
by Paco Nathan
March 2015
Video: $99.99

Just Enough Math Just Enough Math
by Paco Nathan
May 2014
Video: $129.99

Paco blogs at:

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Kyoto’s Nasty 22% City-Bike Hill Climb

May 24 2015

距離125mで高度上昇26m、22%の坂を頑張りました。 I went out for a long bike in the mountains of northern Kyoto on Saturday, and after 120km (75mi) of tough ups and pleasant downs with friends (that I'll write about separately), I made an attempt at a hill so steep that its name on Strava is "Nasty". It's… read more

Why are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks?

May 23 2015

Picture by Retronator Deep learning is a very weird technology. It evolved over decades on a very different track than the mainstream of AI, kept alive by the efforts of a handful of believers. When I started using it a few years ago, it reminded me of the first time… read more

Algocracy

May 23 2015

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Webcast: Computational Thinking: Just Enough Math
June 04, 2014
In the webcast, we'll review some of the historical context that led to machine learning techniques.

Webcast: Getting Started Running Apache Spark on Apache Mesos
January 24, 2014
This tutorial shows a simple way to launch a Mesos cluster in the cloud, how to configure run Spark on Mesos, then how to run jobs in Spark.

Webcast: Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading
September 17, 2013
In this hands-on webcast presented by Paco Nathan author of Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading, he will discuss what defines a workflow , in contrast to notions of dataflow and the impact that has on the tools required.