Paco Nathan
Known as a "player/coach", with core expertise in data science, natural language, machine learning, cloud computing; 38+ years tech industry experience, ranging from Bell Labs to early-stage start-ups. Advisor for Amplify Partners, IBM Data Science Community, Recognai, KUNGFU.AI, Primer. Lead committer PyTextRank. Formerly: Director, Community Evangelism @ Databricks and Apache Spark. Cited in 2015 as one of the Top 30 People in Big Data and Analytics by Innovation Enterprise.

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  • PyTextRank, PyPi (2017-03-13): Python implementation of TextRank algorithm by Mihalcea, et al., implemented as a spaCy pipeline extension
  • spaCy tuTorial, GitHub (2019-09-04): A brief tutorial for spaCy 2.x, which runs on Google Colab
  • Anyscale Academy, GitHub (2020-06-14): Reinforcement learning tutorials for Ray RLlib, with Dean Wampler
  • richcontext.scholapi, GitHub (2019-11-23): API integrations for federating discovery services and metadata exchange across multiple scholarly infrastructure providers, with Ernesto Gimeno, Erik Lopez, Sophie Rand, Ian Mulvany
  • disparity filter, GitHub (2018-11-16): Implements a disparity filter in Python, based on graphs in NetworkX, to extract the multiscale backbone of a complex weighted network
  • JupyterLab Metadata Extension, GitHub (2019-10-22): explores linked data for resources (datasets) in JuyterLab
  • Exelixi, GitHub (2013): a pure Python framework based on Apache Mesos, for GA/GP at scale
  • Cascading.Pattern, GitHub (2013): machine learning libraries for Cascading, translating PMML to Hadoop apps
  • Cascading for the Impatient, GitHub (2013): a progressive series of introductory sample apps for Cascading
  • City of Palo Alto Open Data, GitHub (2012): Cascading and Cascalog recommender apps based on CoPA Open Data
  • Cascading.SampleRecommender, GitHub (2012): an example social recommender, based on stock Tweets
  • Getting Started on Hadoop, GitHub (2010): Hadoop streaming in Python, to analyze Enron email data set
  • TextRank, GitHub (2009): Java implementation of TextRank algorithm by Mihalcea, et al.
  • OpenSIMS, SourceForge (2004): integrates OSS tools for security management plus real-time analysis visualization
  • JFRED Chatbot Server, Robitron (1996): chatbot platform used for FringeWare eCRM, for BBC live televised Turing Test, etc.