NOVA Lucene / Solr May Meetup

  • May 20, 2009 · 6:00 PM
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Presentations and discussions on Lucene/Solr, the Apache Open Source Search Engine/Platform -- featuring


  • Erik Hatcher, Lucid Imagination, Apache Lucene/Solr PMC: Solr power your data -- how to get up an running in 20 minutes or less
  • Ryan McKinley, Apache Lucene/Solr PMC: Geo Search with Solr and Voyager
  • Ching-Hsien Wang, Smithsonian : Collections Search Center -- If it's made history in time and space, Solr finds it
  • Aaron McCurry, Near Infinity: Using Lucene as primary store for structured data store that horizontally scales to billions of records

4 presentations, followed by Q&A / panel discussion. We'll have some food and beverages.

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  • John Mark M.

    This was a great time. I sure hope we can do more of these in the DC area. I think the turn out shows the amount of interest that exists.

    May 26, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great organization of the meeting and presenters

    May 21, 2009

  • Ghazenfer M.

    It was really great event. Very knowledgeable presenters who shared great experiences.

    May 21, 2009

  • Brian L.

    Well organized. Well attended. Great speakers. I'd be interested in more of these.

    May 20, 2009

  • Trey G.

    Enjoyed the meetup!

    May 20, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    All 4 speakers were great and covered thought-provoking topics even for those familiar with search engine technology like lucene/solr. Erik did a great job of covering the basics in just a few minutes, Ryan covered some far out nitch geospatial topics, and Ching's was interesting from the point of view of solving real world problems with making sense bad data. Aaron's talk showed some amazing prowess in really tuning lucene to operate on a pretty amazing scale. He gave lots of hard and fast rules for making lucene perform at those kinds of scales but I'd love to hear more about the why behind some of these rules. Speakers all stayed very late to answer questions and had a great attitude about sharing their experiences. Many thanks.

    May 20, 2009

  • Curtis O.

    Great meeting. I really enjoyed seeing what other people are doing with Lucene/Solr. Looking forward to the next one.

    May 20, 2009

  • David F.

    You can find a lot of background material @ http://www.lucidimagination.com/enterprisesearch/build

    May 6, 2009

  • Nguessan K.

    What should those who have never used Lucene/Solr read or learn before attending the meeting?

    May 6, 2009

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