Building, Training, and Leading Data Science Teams

Data Science Lecture Series


January 22, 2016
1:00pm to 2:30pm
190 Doe Library
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Insights, techniques, and caveats from experiences building and leading several data science teams in industry. In addition, some perspectives on industry directions—based on our analysis, conference trends, etc.—plus a detailed look at contemporary issues in learning in the context of data teams.


Paco Nathan

Director, Learning Group, O'Reilly Media

Current role: leading the Learning Group at O'Reilly Media. Previously a developer evangelist for Apache Spark and Apache Mesos. Known as a "player/coach" data scientist who's led innovative data teams building large-scale apps for several years. Expertise in machine learning, distributed systems, functional programming, cloud computing. Advisor for Amplify Partners. 30+ years of tech industry experience, ranging from Bell Labs to early-stage start-ups. Cited in 2015 as one of the Top 30 People in Big Data and Analytics by Innovation Enterprise.