February Elasticsearch DC Meetup

Rescheduled from December 2013 ....

For our next edition of the DC Elasticsearch meetup, we'll be hearing from the team at NGP VAN, the leading technology provider to Democratic and progressive campaigns and organizations, offering clients an integrated platform of the best fundraising, compliance, field, organizing, new media, and social networking products.

We'll be serving refreshments so come hungry for food and knowledge. 


6:30 PM: doors open, food is served 
7:00 PM: talks begin 
8:00 PM: talks conclude 
8:30 PM: wrap up and head home

Talk Details

Adding Elasticsearch To An Existing .NET / SQL Server Application presented by Craig Lebowitz of NGP VAN

Craig will demonstrate how NGP VAN added Elasticsearch on top of an existing .NET/SQL Server application to improve its search capabilities.  He will focus on how changed data in the RDBMS flows into the index in near real time and how Elasticsearch supports multitenancy. Craig will show how to apply this approach to any application using SQL Server.

Craig is enterprise architect at NGP VAN and has been advocating and using Elasticsearch for the past nine months.  NGP VAN's web applications are used by progressive political campaigns of all sizes: from Joe for Dog Catcher to Barack Obama for President. 

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  • Craig Lebowitz

    Video of meetup: http://youtu.be/sv-MflnT9qI­

    February 12

  • Jay McDonald

    Really good stuff last night. Thanks to all that participated. As Craig put it, "great vibe in the DC Elasticsearch community."

    February 6

  • Craig Lebowitz

    I posted the slide deck below. Will send out a video link soon. @craiglebowitz

    February 6

  • Leslie Hawthorn

    Looks like folks had an excellent time at the meetup - very glad to hear it! Does anyone have photos they would like to share?

    February 6

  • Dan MacTough

    Great, practical, and insightful presentation about getting up and running with ElasticSearch in a high-stakes production environment.

    February 5

  • Craig Lebowitz

    Good Q&A

    February 5

  • A former member
    A former member

    Craig did an amazing job presenting on how NGP VAN has rolled out their ElasticSearch integration over the last 6-9 months. The presentation was detailed, highly technical, and provided realistic & pragmatic insights into the kinds of concerns you'll have to quickly address as you move along the ElasticSearch adoption curve. Thanks for presenting Craig and thank you for hosting NGP VAN!

    February 5

  • Kristine Sarnlertsophon

    We're in the lobby. Can someone come get the elevator? Thanks

    February 5

  • Leslie Hawthorn

    Anyone available to tape next week's meetup? I'll be with you in spirit, but that doesn't help much when it comes to sharing the talks more widely. Thanks in advance if you're able to volunteer.


    Leslie Hawthorn
    Community Manager, Elasticsearch

    January 29

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