DC Area (NOVA) Apache Lucene/Solr Meetup

  • August 21, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Presentations and discussions on Lucene/Solr, the Apache Open Source Search Engine/Platform -- hosted by Comcast at their offices, 1110 Vermont Ave, NW, Washington, DC.

Doors open at 6:00PM, so drop in early for some socializing.

Featured speakers:

"Semantic Search and Recommendation using Solr and Hadoop" John Berryman, Enterprise Search Architect, Opensource Connections

"Taming Text:  How to Find, Organize and Manipulate It" Thomas Morton, Executive Director, Search & Discovery, Comcast

Taming Text is a hands-on, example-driven guide to working with unstructured text in the context of real-world applications. Thomas will discuss the book and how to automatically organize text using approaches such as full-text search, proper name recognition, clustering, tagging, information extraction, and summarization. He'll share examples illustrating each of these topics, as well as the foundations upon which they are built.

Presentations on Apache Solr/Lucene will be followed by community member discussions. Then we'll hang out and socialize with food and beverages courtesy of our sponsors from Comcast.

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  • John

    ... and while I'm here. So that you know, there is a Solr training course coming up in Charlottesville in October: http://www.opensourceconnection...­ Let me know if anyone wants to come.

    August 28, 2013

  • John

    Oh... and retweet that link if you can.

    August 28, 2013

  • John

    Oh hey guys. I told you that a blog post was coming out soon. Here it is! http://bit.ly/14TqJOM­ It points to the code I used as well. Connect with me on Twitter @JnBrymn and tell me what you think.

    August 28, 2013

  • Dohar S.

    Great presentations! thanks to both John & Thomas.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • John

    Hey, I had a great time up there with you guys tonight. I hope to make it up there again at some point soon.

    August 22, 2013

  • epsteinp


    August 21, 2013

  • John

    Hey folks. Here's what I'll be presenting tonight: http://bit.ly/1cc8xHQ­ It's Prezi... so bring your dramamine! :-D

    August 21, 2013

  • Mevan S.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, and hearing the presenters!

    Getting here:

    - public transport: the McPherson Sq (orange/blue line) and Farragut North (red line) Metro stations are easy walking distance to the Comcast Labs office.
- driving: a number of parking garages are open 'till late near the office. It's central DC, so parking can be pricey.

    Couple of logistical items:
- For building entrance, please bring a picture ID.

    - If you haven't already, please add your last name to the rsvp. That'll make it easier for me to register you with the building's front desk for entry tomorrow.

    August 20, 2013

  • Erik M. S.

    Can't beat the location!!

    1 · July 22, 2013

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