• Search Meetup #4 – Elastic is in town again.

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    New year, new Search Meetups! For starting the new year right, we’re very happy to announce our first Search Meetup in 2017. As in all our Meetups before, we would like to get together in a nice and easy atmosphere, talking about technical issues while having snacks and drinks. When? Monday, Feb 13, 6:30 pm Where? “Gaffel am Dom” in the Centre of Cologne This time, we will listen to the following two talks: #1: How to write your own Ingest processor for Elasticsearch This talk will give a brief introduction into the new ingest node feature since Elasticsearch 5.0 and also have a quick coding session, how to write your own processor. By Alexander Reelsen, Elastic. #2: The 80/20 Rule and reliably ingesting data into search engines Getting data into search engines is easy. But when it comes to retaining all the information and making it robust, things get more complicated. This talk highlights common pitfalls when it comes to functional and especially non-functional requirements for connectors. By Christian Groß, Raytion. Sign up and be part of this informal and relaxed evening! We’re looking forward to see you in Cologne!

  • First Elastic Meetup in Düsseldorf

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    Wouldn’t it be great to have a tech-break in between watching and celebrating football matches all over in the crowd? Similar to our meetups before, we will have talks and invite you to join us for networking, drinks and socializing. The talks - as always - will be technical, covering real world use cases for the Elastic Stack. Watch out for updates in this group. We are looking forward to having you in Düsseldorf with your insights, questions and ideas!Join us for tech talks, food and drinks to discuss and share insights. The high-level agenda is the following. 6.30 pm – food and beverages, socializing 7.00 pm – 7.30 pm Ranges in Elasticsearch – Which options do I have? (Raytion) Ranges are a great feature to allow end-users drilling into the data of search-driven applications.Elasticsearch supports different options for dealing with data ranges: While histogram and range aggregations can be used for requesting facet values, range filters are needed for filtering results.This presentation explains how to handle range aspects when developing a search solution. (slides in English, talk in German or English depending on audience) 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm Language Processing in Elasticsearch 2.x -- Why? Where? How? (Raytion) Basic Natural Language Processing (NLP) strategies like tokenization or lemmatization can significantly improve retrieving the desired search results. However, they also impose additional load on the search core and therefore may lead to slower responses from the search engine. This talk will provide insights on why NLP matters in search, why it can be beneficial to outsource the NLP component to an external module, and how this can be achieved in Elasticsearch 2.x making use of the Solr PreAnalyzedField format. (slides in English, talk in German or English depending on audience) 8.15 pm – 9.00 pm Breaking relational borders (Swiftconsult) Five years ago, the software persistence layer in projects was almost only about relational databases. Software developers are used to think in relational schemata and to build object-oriented applications on top of them. Elasticsearch significantly empowers applications with its document oriented approach and features. But how do you bring best of both worlds together? We reveal our journey from developing classic relational databases to elasticsearch driven applications, show off problems and point out important decisions to make. At least we present our hybrid approach which has been proven in many successful projects. (slides in English, talk in German) 9.00 pm Q&A and networking with food and drinks Furthermore, we are also looking for speakers for future Elastic meet-ups. If you do want to present feel free to reach out to us.

  • Updates from the Elastic stack and secure search for documents explained

    Elastic{ON} (https://www.elastic.co/elasticon/conf/2016/sf), Elastic's global user conference, just took place in San Francisco with an overwhelming amount of technical sessions and news, attracting 1,800+ attendees. Therefore it is a great opportunity to run another meetup to discuss the latest news and changes to the Elastic stack (R.I.P. "ELK" stack!). Join us for tech talks, food and drinks to discuss and share insights with search experts including Elastic employees. The high-level agenda is the following: 6.30 pm – food and beverages, socializing 7.15 pm – 8.30 pm Two 30-minute talks: Elastic(search) – News from the machine room" by Alexander Reelsen (Elastic) "Secure Search" by Harald Kirsch (Raytion) 8.30 pm – Lightning talks Possibility for two 5-minute lightning talks. Can be about anything related to search or the Elastic stack and don't have to be submitted beforehand, just tell us that night. 8.40 pm Q&A and networking with food and drinks In case you are interested in going even deeper down the stack you might want to take a look at the training (https://training.elastic.co/location/Cologne/March) Elastic is hosting during this week in Cologne.

  • Join us for this meetup as Elastic is in town and will host a presentation!

    This meetup is jointly organized by Raytion (http://www.raytion.com) and Elastic (https://www.elastic.co). Elastic - the organisation behind well-known Elasticsearch - is in town and hosting a core developer training (https://purchases.elastic.co/class/Dev/Cologne/2015-08-27) end of August. Join us in a nice atmosphere with food and drinks for this meetup to technically discuss and share insights with search experts including Elastic employees. High-level agenda is the following. Talks will be technical and might even become very technical. 7.00 pm – get-together with food and drinks 7.30 pm – 1st talk Elastic: Elasticsearch - Speed is the key 8.00 pm – 2nd talk Raytion: Elasticsearch: implementing document full-text search 8.30 pm - 9.00 pm (official end) Q&A and networking