We're very happy to announce we'll be running a 'hack day' based on the Apache Lucene/Solr search engine - a chance for developers using this technology to get together, chat, network and most importantly try out some ideas or projects in a friendly and collaborative environment! Our very special guest will be Grant Ingersoll, Chief Scientist and co-founder of LucidWorks, our US partner - Grant is a Lucene/Solr committer, long standing Apache Foundation member, co-founder of the Apache Mahout project and a renowned information retrieval expert.
Search experts from Flax (including Lucene/Solr certified developers and committers) will also be taking part. You'll need a laptop (power and Internet connectivity will be provided), some Lucene/Solr experience and a bucketful of enthusiasm!
Coffee and a sandwich lunch will be provided (thanks to LucidWorks for sponsoring the day!) and we'll also organise somewhere for drinks and food in the evening. The venue is in close to Cambridge city centre and train station.
Spaces are *strictly limited* so book early!
Note: we realise a lot of 'hack day' events last a lot longer than one day, but due to short notice this is all the time we have available, sorry!