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July 2013 Meetup Featuring Grant Ingersoll

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.

Speaker bio:

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.

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  • Andrea S.

    yes indeed I would be very interested in the slides as well

    July 27, 2013

  • Stephen R.

    Can we have the URL for the slides from the presentation posted here when they are available?

    July 26, 2013

  • Chamara

    Brilliant indeed, like the use cases of the use of search.. Thanks Stefan for Organizing

    July 26, 2013

  • Bjarki H.

    Brilliant talk, Grant. Many thanks!

    July 26, 2013

  • Helen L.

    Great talk, are there any pics of the evening? Venue was most, um, cosy!

    July 26, 2013

  • H. Stefan O.

    Great talk!

    July 26, 2013

  • Karol D.

    Great presenter. I've loved idea of abusing search ;)

    July 26, 2013

  • Stephen R.

    Very interesting! Quite technical but that is refreshing sometimes....

    July 25, 2013

  • Amit K.

    Sorry, won't be able to make it anymore, maybe next time. BTW I'm looking for freelance help with Elastic Search and Yahoo! Storm (for crawling purposes). If anyone can help - please drop me an email - [masked]

    July 25, 2013

  • James L.

    sorry - work have called a late meeting with the US

    July 25, 2013

  • joseph M.

    Sorry guys, we cant make it tonight.

    July 25, 2013

  • Rudiger W.

    On holiday. See you at the next meetup.

    July 23, 2013

  • Udo K.

    Oh no, can't make Thursday. Let me know if the date changes again :-)

    July 18, 2013

  • Nilesh T.


    July 17, 2013

  • Tyler T.

    Apologies for the getting the date wrong in the original email that went out. The correct date is as listed here: Thursday, July 25.

    July 17, 2013

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