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Here's the sign-up for the new Databricks newsletter about Apache #Spark  

go.databricks.com/newsletter-sign-up
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Just under the wire: I narrowly squeaked into the "Top 30 People in Big Data and Analytics" :)

http://www.kdnuggets.com/2015/02/top-30-people-big-data-analytics.html
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I'm surprised none of the Enthought/Continuum guys showed up on the list.
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Join us for "DataFrames for Large-Scale Data Science" in Apache #Spark  by +Reynold Xin from Databricks 

Feb 17, 7pm, SJ Conv Center -- during +O'Reilly Strata 

http://www.meetup.com/spark-users/events/220031485/
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Ask Us Anything at #stratahadoop next week: #pydata +@ApacheSpark+ (#hadoop) architecture http://goo.gl/um7yb7 cc @pacoid @mark_grover
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FOUR days left - Call for speakers for @spark_summit in SFO. Tell 2,000+ attendees your coolest uses of Spark http://goo.gl/HDuj3o
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Join us for "Analytics+Viz for Neuroscience: #Spark , Thunder, Lightning"
by +Jeremy Freeman on Thu Jan 29 #GalvanizeU  SF

http://www.meetup.com/spark-users/events/220056257/
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new podcast episode: my conversation with David Blei on Topic models (past, present, future) http://goo.gl/F2DMn2 
I don’t remember when I first came across topic models, but I do remember being an early proponent of them in industry. I came to appreciate how useful...
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Slim Baltagi, talks about switching compute models from Hadoop MapReduce to Spark.

Slim has more than 4 years of Big Data experience working on a dozen different Hadoop projects. This talk is an analysis of the observed trends in the transition from the Hadoop ecosystem to the Spark ecosystem. This will include the topics of: replacement, integration, alternatives, deployment and newer capabilities.

The slides that accompany this video can be found on slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/sbaltagi/chug-2-1215slimbaltagi
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We live in marvelous high tech times, where anyone can take a selfie... onto their toast:
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Carbon based images of carbon based lifeforms....
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Just back from a great planning session with @OReillyMedia Blockchain Summit program chairs @kjameslubin @Lornestar: we have a great program next Tues, come join us in SFO http://goo.gl/h2sKGe
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pacoid, Khmer Yu, Hugo Junot, Skip Intro
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Evil Mad Scientist
Introduction
Paco Nathan is known as a “player/coach” data scientist who's led innovative Data teams building large-scale apps for more than 10 years. 

Paco is an O'Reilly author ("Just Enough Math", “Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading"), Apache Spark evangelist with Databricks, and an advisor for Amplify Partners. With a clear fondness for distributed systems, machine learning, Enterprise data workflows, cloud architectures, Open Data, and limoncello.

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.

Also somewhat fanatical about making limoncello.

Newsletter and "official" web site: http://liber118.com/pxn/
Bragging rights
Survived producing events for Robert Anton Wilson, Church of the SubGenius, Survival Research Labs, and Kenneth Anger. Author of "nEurorAncid", the "Corporate Metabolism" series, "Liber 118", "Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading", etc.
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Evil Mad Scientist
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ML, Big Data, Data Science, Python, Scala, PMML, limoncello, gnocchi
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  • Databricks
    Director of Community Evangelism, 2014 - present
    Leading the training, certification, meetups, and evangelism for Apache Spark, while helping coordinate conference content, book/video projects, etc.
  • Liber 118
    minion, 2001 - present
    author, speaker, engineering consultant, instructor
  • Amplify Partners
    Venture Amplifier, 2014 - present
    Evil Mad Scientist in Residence
  • The Data Guild
    Advisor, 2013 - present
    Evil Mad Scientist
  • Mesosphere
    Chief Scientist, 2013 - 2013
  • Concurrent, Inc.
    Director, Data Science, 2012 - 2013
  • S.P.E.C.T.R.E.
    Evil Mad Scientist, 1999 - 2012
  • FringeWare
    Founder, President, 1992 - 1999
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Global Hack Day | Docker
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Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications, whether on laptops, data center VM

Understanding the Now: The Role of Data in Adaptive Organizations - Data
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By Chris Diehl of The Data Guild Slow and Unaware It was 2005. The war in Iraq was raging. Many of us in the national security R&D community

Statistical [R]ecipes: Creating A New Ground for 'Data Science' outside ...
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In a recent AMSTAT News article, Terry Speed wrote a fantastic and inspirational article on the field of statistics. He began by summarizing

My Life
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Fonder Cemetery
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Mesosphere Launches Elastic Mesos, Makes Setting Up A Mesos Cluster A 3-...
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Mesosphere, a startup that focuses on developing Mesos, a technology that makes running complex distributed applications easier, is launchin

Mesosphere Launches Marathon Framework
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Based on Mesos for multi-tenancy in cluster computing

Tag This Car
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Making Drivers Smarter!

Sparse matrix computations in MapReduce
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Slides from my presentation on sparse matrix methods in MapRed

Funkcionális programozás és big data
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Tech Talk: Paco Nathan
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Check out our upcoming Tech Talks! Cascading: Enterprise Data Workflows based on Functional Programming Data Science has emerged as a field

Early UAV: The Lawrence Captive Airship Over San Francisco
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Early UAV.. kite photos of 1906 quake+fire. ... Undoubtedly, some of the most remarkable photographs ever taken by kite-borne cameras were m

PCs and UAVs had a similar arc before personalization
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It took about 30 years for computers to progress from military assets to personal devices. Same for UAVs. ... The ENIAC was a modular comput

Organic Transit
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The most efficient vehicles on the planet

Intro to Data Science for Enterprise Big Data
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Intro to Data SciencePaco Nathan Document Collection

Expanding Mind – Magic and the Corporation – 07/05/12
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Maker culture, AI advertising, and the occult origins of the modern corporation: a fascinating talk with author and data scientist Paco...

Where Does Big Data Go To Get Data-Intensive? | Dr Dobb's
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Concurrent Cascading 2.0: Java application framework for building enterprise Big Data applications on Hadoop

Open Season On Hadoop Big Data APIs
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Cascading 2.0 Java application framework arrives

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Great dim sum
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