We are pleased to welcome Grant Ingersoll, CTO of LucidWorks and active member of the Apache Lucene community, to the next Enterprise Search London meetup on Thursday, July 25. Doors will open at 18:15, with the talk starting at 19:00. LucidWorks are kindly sponsoring drinks and light food. The venue will be The Betjamin Arms on the upper level of St Pancras Station.
Talk description provided by Grant:
Apache Lucene and Solr are the most widely deployed search technology on the planet, powering sites like Twitter, Wikipedia, Zappos and countless applications across a large array of domains. They are also free, open source, extensible and extremely scalable. Lucene and Solr also contain a large number of features for solving common information retrieval problems ranging from pluggable posting list compression and scoring algorithms to faceting and spell checking. Increasingly, Lucene and Solr also are being (ab)used to power applications going way beyond the search box. In this talk, we'll explore the features and capabilities of Lucene and Solr 4.x, as well as look at how to (ab)use your search engine technology for fun and profit.
Grant is the CTO and co-founder of LucidWorks as well as an active member of the Apache Lucene community – a Lucene and Solr committer, and co-founder of the Apache Mahout machine learning project. He is also the lead author of "Taming Text" from Manning Publications. Grant’s experience includes engineering a variety of search, question answering and natural language processing applications for a variety of domains and languages. Grant earned his bachelor degree from Amherst College in Math and Computer Science and his master degree in Computer Science from Syracuse University.
The Enterprise Search Cambridge group is hosting a Lucene/Solr hackday with Grant Ingersoll on Friday, July 26th. There is a cap at 25 tickets, so reserve your spot quickly if you're interested.