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We’re delighted to have you join the Elastic global community!

This group is for anyone interested in making data usable in real-time and at scale for use cases like security, observability, enterprise search, and many more, using our Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, and Beats products ( https://www.elastic.co/products/ ).
Speak at a meetup:
The Community wants to hear from you! Present about your Elastic Stack stories, be it a 5-15 minute lightning talk or a detailed 25-45 minute technical presentation with Q&A. Our Speaker Guide (https://www.elastic.co/community/speaker-guide) is full of tips on giving a stellar presentation. If you’re interested, visit the elastic/call-for-meetups repo (https://github.com/elastic/call-for-meetups) or send us an email at meetups@elastic.co.
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Local community organizers wanted!
We’re always on the lookout for committed local organizers who will help the group thrive. If this sounds interesting to you, the Community Team at Elastic is here to support you! Email us at meetups@elastic.co.

We know that people enjoy giving back to the communities they care about, so we’ve created an Organizer guide (https://www.elastic.co/community/organizer-guide) to help you get started on your path to leading an Elastic user group.
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Code of Conduct
This Meetup community adheres to the Elastic Community Code of Conduct (https://www.elastic.co/community/codeofconduct). Attendance to events run as part of this Meetup group means you agree to be an awesome human and engage by these rules.

Upcoming events (1)

Modernize Elasticsearch with Vector, kNN, NLP, LLM

500 W Madison St

The Elastic team is back with another meetup at our office in downtown Chicago! Join Sang Lee (Senior Solutions Architect and Elastic) and learn about vector search!

RSVP Instructions:
Please register no later than Monday, June 26th, 2023. We need to provide a list of the attendees' names to building security 48 hours before the event and visitors will be emailed a QR code for elevator access. Visitors will still need to check-in at the lobby with an ID for access to the 9th-floor lounge.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, June 27th, from 5:00-7:00pm CDT

Industrious Ogilvie 9th Floor Lounge - 500 West Madison Street Chicago, IL 60661


  • 5:00 pm: Doors open; say hi, grab a seat, and eat some food.
  • 5:30 pm: Elasticsearch: Vector and Hybrid Search followed by Q&A
  • 6:15-7:00 pm: Networking
  • 7:00 pm: Event ends

Arrival Instructions:

  1. Ride the mall escalators at the entrance to the building to the security desk on the 3rd floor where you'll use the Access Code sent to you via email at the turnstiles (Please feel free to lean on the security team if you need any direction - they are very helpful).
  2. From there, you can proceed to the Industrious Suite on Floor 10 and check in at the Community Desk for your host Sang Lee and Scott Gose/the Elastic Meetup. The event itself takes place in the 9th-floor lounge.

Talk Abstract: Elasticsearch: Vector and Hybrid Search
Search is not just traditional TF/IDF any more but the current trend of machine learning and models has opened another dimension for search. This talk gives an overview of:

  • Classic" search and its limitations
  • What is a model and how can you use it
  • How to use vector search or hybrid search in Elasticsearch
  • Where OpenAI's ChatGPT or similar LLMs come into play to with Elastic

Speaker Bio: Sang Lee - Senior Solutions Architect at Elastic
Sang Lee is an Elastic Solutions Architect. He has broad experience monitoring infrastructures and applications for manufacturing, telecommunications, and data centers. Now focused on Observability by adding context to monitoring using all available data, both old and new.

Past events (47)

Chicago Elastic Meetup at Spantree Technology Group

Spantree Technology Group, LLC