- April Meetup - ElasticSearch with Rails (Andrew Nesbitt)
For our April meetup we're really pleased to have Andrew Nesbitt speaking for us. His talk will demonstrate integrating ElasticSearch with a Rails app, including active record and some handy tips and tricks. There will also be some real world usage examples from within Libraries.io, an open source discovery engine of which Andrew is the founder. Andrew is a freelance software developer, based right here in Bath. He spends most of his days programming in Ruby, contributing to open source projects and organising local developer user groups (so by all means ask about those when you see him). You can find him on twitter @teabass. We hope to see you there for ElasticSearch, Rails, beer and pizza!
- January meetup - ElasticSearch and Apache Spark + Meet the Developer
We now have two slots on the agenda. - ElasticSearch and Spark - better together - with Neil Andrassy (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/neilandrassy). Neil is CTO at The Filter, a Bath-based personalisation engine for digital media and e-commerce using ElasticSearch for . - Meet the developer - Q&A session - with Colin Goodheart-Smithe (https://twitter.com/colings86es) from ElasticSearch - Colin is an Elasticsearch Engineer based in London. Prior to joining Elasticsearch Colin worked at BAE Systems Detica, where he spent 5 years using Lucene to build search analytics products which scale to billions of documents. Thanks to our sponsors: Drinks and nibbles are kindly funded by the team at ElasticSearch, venue provided by The Guild Co-working Hub and meetup dues funded by The Filter.
- Kick-off: Share how you're using (or thinking of using) ElasticSearch
For our first meetup, just to set the scene, let's informally introduce ourselves and our interest in ElasticSearch. I'm happy to kick off by explaining a little about how we're using ElasticSearch at The Filter to help power our realtime content personalisation platform. No PowerPoint, I promise and probably not more than 10 minutes. If others would like to do the same that'd be great. Later there will be an opportunity to network and dig a little deeper on a one-to-one basis over a drink.