Paco Nathan

Paco Nathan


Sebastopol, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • Learning
  • Distributed Systems
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • NLP
  • speaking
Director, Learning Group @ O'Reilly Media. Known as a "player/coach" data scientist, he has led innovative Data teams building large-scale apps for several years. As a recognized expert in distributed systems, machine learning, and Enterprise data workflows, Paco is also an advisor for Amplify Partners. He has 30+ years technology industry experience ranging from Bell Labs to early-stage start-ups. Newsletter and "official" web site:

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: $180.00

Just Enough Math Just Enough Math
by Paco Nathan
May 2014
Video: $180.00

Paco blogs at:

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.