Glenn Engstrand, from Zoosk, and Chris Hostetter from Lucid Imagination will be speaking.
6:00 Doors Open: Pizza and Beer
6:30 Chris Hostetter, Lucid Imagination (http://www.lucidimagination.com/)
Boosting and Biasing
Chris is a Lucene/Solr committer, and member of the Apache Software Foundation, and serves on the Lucene Project Management Committee.
7:00 Open Announcements (short & sweet!)
7:05 Glenn Engstrand, Zoosk (https://www.zoosk.com/)
Using Solr/Lucene to Surface the Big Data of Social Media
Although you need Big Data to effectively implement a large scale social media solution, Hadoop is not always the right tool. This implementation description details how Zoosk is using Solr/Lucene as a NoSql solution to meet the near real-time Big Data needs of a social news feed in its evolution into a Romantic Social Network.
8:00 Networking & finishing the last of the beer.