2013 Kickoff! SFBay Apache Lucene/Solr Meetup

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Chris Hostetter from LucidWorks, and Troy Thomas from Synopsys will be speaking.

6:00 Doors Open: Pizza & Beer

6:30 Chris Hostetter, LucidWorks (http://www.lucidimagination.com/)

Chris is a Lucene/Solr committer, and member of the Apache Software Foundation, and serves on the Lucene Project Management Committee.

Spatial Search Tricks for People Who Don't Have Spatial Data

Solr 4 contains a lot of new and improved features for spatial search, but some of these features can also be (ab)used to solve other existing problems completely unrelated to spatial search. We'll take a look at a few examples.

7:00 Open Announcements (short & sweet!)

7:05 Troy Thomas, Synopsys (http://www.synopsys.com/home.aspx)

From Lucene to Solr 4 - We Made It! (using trunk)
Troy will discuss the Solr 4 implementation SolvNet knowledge base system.

7:45 Q&A and Wrap-up