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SFBay Apache Lucene/Solr Meetup

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

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

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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good talks. Hoss was as entertaining and informative as ever - the impromptu Stump The Chump was fun. Glenn's talk was interesting, and informative. Where are all the people looking for jobs? So many offers, and no takers ;-)

    June 28, 2012

  • Hoss

    FWIW, my slides are online, but they may not be very interesting out of context:[masked]meetup/

    June 27, 2012

  • Tom H.

    Good talks by Chris Hostetter and Glenn Engstrand!

    June 27, 2012

  • Maggie N.

    Very informative, not too schmoozy. Planning to attend again :)

    June 27, 2012

  • Tom H.

    We should have room for everyone, even if we hit the 100 attendee limit, since some people won't show. So come on down and join us tonight!

    June 26, 2012

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