During Lucene Eurocon 2011 in Barcelona, a number of us from different search companies met and discussed data conditioning and pipelining (ways to obtain, transform and process data before it is indexed by a search engine). We've started this group to bring these people together on-line and we hope to have physical meetups occasionally as well, at other search-related events. We're not technology or license specific - if you're building or using pipelines or similar processes come and join us, we can share ideas, code and inspiration!
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers