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December 5-6, 2016: Training
December 6–8, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
Paco Nathan

Paco Nathan
Evil Mad Scientist,

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Paco Nathan is known as a “player/coach” with core expertise in data science, natural language processing, machine learning, and cloud computing. He has 35+ years of experience in the tech industry, at companies ranging from Bell Labs to early-stage startups. His recent roles include director of the Learning Group at O’Reilly and director of community evangelism at Databricks and Apache Spark. Paco is the cochair of Rev conference and an advisor for Amplify Partners, Deep Learning Analytics, Recognai, and Primer. He was named one of the "top 30 people in big data and analytics" in 2015 by Innovation Enterprise.


3:25pm–4:05pm Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Location: Table B
Shannon Cutt (O'Reilly Media), Paco Nathan (
Have you always wanted to become an author? Shannon and Paco will talk with you about upcoming ideas and projects that O'Reilly is looking to publish. Read more.
4:15pm–4:55pm Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Becoming a data-centric company
Location: 310/311 Level: Non-technical
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O'Reilly recently launched Oriole, a new learning medium for online tutorials that combines Jupyter notebooks, video timelines, and Docker containers run on a Mesos cluster, based the pedagogical theory of computable content. Paco Nathan explores the system architecture, shares project experiences, and considers the impact of notebooks for sharing and learning across a data-centric organization. Read more.