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What's New in Lucene/Solr Meetup: 9/22/11 6:30PM


Want to find out what's coming in Apache Lucene/Solr 4.0? Join us for pizza & drinks on Thursday September 22, 2011 from 6:30-8:30PM in Redwood Shores.

This is a Meetup for developers who are currently using Apache Lucene/Solr, or anyone that would like to learn more about open source search.

INTERESTED IN GIVING A TALK? Please send a quick summary to michael(dot)bohlig(at)

Current Talks:

"Improved Search with Lucene 4.0"

Robert Muir

This talk will describe how you can apply some of Lucene 4's new features (such as flexible indexing, scoring improvements, column-stride fields) to improve your search application.

“Solr 4.0 Highlights”

Mark Miller

This talk will cover some of the new features and advancements that users can look forward to in Solr 4. The list of topics will include: performance optimizations, further support for near-realtime search, SolrCloud, DirectSolrSpellChecker, and more.


"Lucene-based Search at Greplin"

Shaneal Manek

Greplin is a 'search' company that has many billions of documents sharded
across hundreds of servers. Greplin adds around 2000 documents/second to their index, and well over 5,000/second at peak load.  This talk will expand on the "Thousands of Indexes In The Cloud" Lightning Talk given by Shaneal at Lucene Revolution 2011.


After the scheduled speakers we'll throw the floor open to anyone who would like to talk about how they use Apache Solr or Lucene, challenges they are facing, or complementary tools.


Robert Muir is a Lucene/Solr Committer and PMC Member, and a Senior Staff Engineer at Lucid Imagination.

Mark Miller is a Lucene/Solr committer, PMC member, and Apache Software Foundation member who has been dabbling with Lucene since 2006. He currently works for Lucid Imagination as an engineer/manager solving all kinds of fun programming problems.

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  • jason

    did the slides ever go up? I can't find them

    September 26, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice venue, good talks, awesome community!

    September 23, 2011

  • jason

    anyone going from SF, if so I'd like to share a ride down. Please call me at 6176064373. Thanks!

    September 21, 2011

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