This month, BlackRock has very kindly offered to host us, sponsor drinks and pizzas AND speak at our meetup! Thank you so much to BlackRock for this!
PLEASE NOTE: You will need to RSVP with your full name, not just Meetup nickname, as a list will be given to security.
First Talk: Leveraging Solr to help power websites
Speakers: Ife Nkechukwu and Erica Sundberg are both a software developers at BlackRock (http://www.blackrock.com).
Solr is one of the main open source search engines and can be a great tool to help improve your on-site search. Ife and Erica have been evaluating how it can be used on the BlackRock websites. This talk will take you through the high level process of customizing Solr to improve relevancy, help demystify some of its magic by discussing indexing and text analysis.
Jim Liddle CEO of Storage Made Easy (https://www.storagemadeeasy.com/) will discuss why / how they integrated Apache SOLR into their enterprise file share and sync fabric solution and will demo the end results.