Global Engineers Meetup: Search Engineering

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Mercari Inc.

Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 18F Roppongi 6-10-1, Minato-ku · Tokyo

How to find us

Find the MercariDev reception on the Lower Lobby of Mori Tower and they will guide you to the 18F.

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Welcome to Mercari Engineer's Meetup! This is an event to gather engineers in the Tokyo area to share technical knowledge and network over drinks & food. This is not a study session, no need to bring your laptop (unless you really want to). Each session we'll have a different theme.

📌 Theme: Search Engineering

An average of 5.5 billion searches are made everyday on Google. Approximately 25% of these are software engineers looking up some code syntax they can't memorize.

Jokes apart, searches are a critical part of our lives as we interact with softwares and apps nowadays. At Mercari as well, we have many searches on our marketplace coming from our users everyday.

And searching is not only about matching texts or filters. There's a whole field of engineering dedicated to handling the specific challenges around finding the most relevant pieces of information in huge amounts of non-organized data in efficient ways to make users happy.


- "Algolia Ranking Formula and Demo" by Eiji Shinohara (@shinodogg), Solutions Engineer at Algolia Japan
- "A Deepdive into Tantivy" by Paul Masurel (@fulmicoton), Software Engineer at Google Search
- TBD by Prasad Marne, Search Engineer at Mercari

📌 Agenda

19:00 ~ 19:30 - Check-in
19:30 ~ 19:45 - Opening
19:45 ~ 20:30 - Tech talks
20:35 ~ 21:30 - Networking & drinks

📌 Who can join this event?

This event is free and targeted to professional engineers or anyone studying or working in roles related to engineering and technology (entrepreneurs, product managers, designers, etc).

This event is for community building and knowledge sharing. We politely ask that recruiters and IT service consultants looking to hire or sell their services do not come to this event. If we identify any form of harassment or inappropriate behavior that does not comply with the event purpose, we will ask you to leave.

MercariDev Meetups strives for a safe, diverse and inclusive space. Although the event and talks will be held in English, we are a multilingual group, and we welcome anyone interested in the main purpose of the event regardless of nationality, language, or skill level.

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📌 Access

This meetup will be held at the Mercari office (Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 18F).

On the day of the event, find the MercariDev reception on the Lower Lobby of Mori Tower, they will check-in guests and instruct you on how to go to the 18F. Please bring a business card to facilitate the check-in.
Make sure to RSVP to the event on as guest names will be checked for security purposes.

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