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Paco Nathan Keynote + Panel [Big Data Week]

This is a cross-post for Data Science ATL and Big Data Week.

We will kickoff our 2nd annual Big Data Week event with a luncheon followed by a keynote address and Q&A.

After the keynote we'll have a short break and a panel discussion with data science experts.


Paco Nathan, is a “player/coach” who's led innovative Data teams building large-scale apps for 10+ years. Expert in distributed systems, machine learning, Enterprise data workflows. Paco is an O'Reilly author and engineering consultant, and an advisor for several firms including The Data Guild. 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.

Panel Speakers include: Michael Schmidt, CEO, Nutonian and other great data science experts to be announced soon.

Michael Schmidt's research focuses on "Machine Science" - a direction in artificial intelligence research to accelerate data-driven discovery. Over the past 6 years, he has worked on algorithms and techniques to automate knowledge discovery from data. In particular, he has published extensively on identifying mathematical relationships (such as laws of physics) in experimental data, and algorithms in evolutionary computation.


11:30a - Lunch is served

12:30p - Keynote

1:30p - Moderated panel discussion

2:30p - Networking

3:00p - Hackathon at Hypepotamus / RSVP here.

We are really excited for our annual marquee event for Big Data Week!

Sponsorship opportunities available starting at $500. If you would like to sponsor this event please contact Travis Turney ASAP.

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  • Alan V.

    Is there a video of the Paco Lecture?

    May 12, 2014

    • Travis T.

      It should be available to view on the Data Science ATL meetup event page for Paco's keynote in 2-3 weeks.

      May 12, 2014

  • Travis T.

    Paco's deck will be posted to the Data Science ATL meetup event page ASAP and video in 2-3 weeks. Thanks everyone who attended!

    May 10, 2014

  • Travis T.

    Parking onsite in the garage is free!

    May 10, 2014

  • Travis T.

    Please check in with Rhea at the registration table when you arrive. Today is going to be awesome!

    May 10, 2014

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