The largest Lucene/Solr conference in the world

October 13-16, 2015 Austin, TX

 

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Meals & Breaks
Tue, Oct 13th
8:00am - 9:00am
in room TBA

Breakfast

Pre-conference Training
Tue, Oct 13th
9:00am - 5:00pm
in room TBA

Solr and Big Data

Pre-conference Training
Tue, Oct 13th
9:00am - 5:00pm
in room TBA

Solr Under the Hood

Pre-conference Training
Tue, Oct 13th
9:00am - 5:00pm
in room TBA

Solr Unleashed

Meals & Breaks
Tue, Oct 13th
12:30pm - 1:30pm
in room TBA

Lunch

Meals & Breaks
Wed, Oct 14th
8:00am - 9:00am
in room TBA

Breakfast

Pre-conference Training
Wed, Oct 14th
9:00am - 5:00pm
in room TBA

Getting Started with Lucidworks Fusion

Pre-conference Training
Wed, Oct 14th
9:00am - 5:00pm
in room TBA

Solr and Big Data

Pre-conference Training
Wed, Oct 14th
9:00am - 5:00pm
in room TBA

Solr Under the Hood

Pre-conference Training
Wed, Oct 14th
9:00am - 5:00pm
in room TBA

Solr Unleashed

Meals & Breaks
Wed, Oct 14th
12:30pm - 1:30pm
in room TBA

Lunch

Wed, Oct 14th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
in room Sponsor Foyer

Welcome Reception

Meals & Breaks
Thu, Oct 15th
8:00am - 9:00am
in room TBA

Breakfast

General Session
Thu, Oct 15th
9:00am - 10:30am
in room Governor's Ballroom

Opening Remarks & Day 1 Keynote

Meals & Breaks
Thu, Oct 15th
10:30am - 10:50am
in room TBA

Morning Break

Innovation
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
11:00am - 11:40am
in room 400-402

Simple Fuzzy Name Matching in Solr

We all know normalization is crucial to delivering high quality search results. We don’t want uninteresting variations between the query […]

Chris Mack - Director of Customer Engineering, Basis Technology

Semantics Tutorial

Data Science
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
11:00am - 11:40am
in room 406

Solr & R to Deploy Custom Search Interface

This session will introduce the different steps needed to use R to analyze search results from Solr index, starting from […]

Patrick Beaucamp - CEO, Bpm-Conseil

Spark Use Case

Innovation
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
11:00am - 11:40am
in room 410

When You Have To Be Relevant

When the search engine is a value driving component of your digital platform, its results has to be spot-on with […]

Tom Burgmans - Search Engineer, Wolters Kluwer

Tutorial

Integrations
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
11:00am - 11:40am
in room 408

Solr Distributed Indexing in WalmartLabs

As a retail giant, Walmart provides millions of items information via its e-commerce websites, and the number grows quickly. This […]

Shenghua Wan - Senior Software Engineer, WalmartLabs
Varun Srivastava - Principal Software Engineer, WalmartLabs
Yan Zheng - Director of Engineering, WalmartLabs

Ecommerce Hadoop Use Case

Data Science
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
11:50am - 12:30pm
in room 406

Search Accuracy Metrics & Predictive Analytics – A Big Data Use Case

With Big Data, it is now possible to harvest user event data, such as search logs and click logs, for […]

Paul Nelson - Vice President & Chief Architect, Search Technologies

Tutorial Use Case

Performance & Scale
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
11:50am - 12:30pm
in room 416 AB

Solr at Scale for Time-Oriented Data

This talk will go over tricks used to index, prune, and search over large (>10 billion docs) collections of time-oriented […]

Brett Hoerner - Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Rocana

Use Case

Innovation
Beginner
Thu, Oct 15th
11:50am - 12:30pm
in room 400-402

Events Processing and Data Analytics with Lucidworks Fusion

Event processing is a common need in e-commerce systems (views, conversions, cart analysis, click-throughs, reviews, system logs, etc), but there […]

Andrzej Białecki - Senior Software Engineer, Lucidworks

Committer Talk Ecommerce Spark Tutorial

Meals & Breaks
Thu, Oct 15th
12:30pm - 1:30pm
in room TBA

Lunch

Innovation
Advanced
Thu, Oct 15th
1:30pm - 2:10pm
in room 400-402

Lessons from Sharding Solr at Etsy

We will discuss lessons learned at Etsy while sharding Solr. Among them: How to enable SolrJ to handle distributed search […]

Gregg Donovan - Senior Software Engineer, Etsy

Ecommerce Use Case

Integrations
Beginner
Thu, Oct 15th
1:30pm - 4:10am
in room 408

Developing a Big Data search engine: Where we have gone. Where we are going.

Lucene / Solr committer Mark Miller talks about building a search engine that can handle Hadoop scale. Spanning the beginning […]

Mark Miller - Software Engineer, Cloudera

Committer Talk Hadoop

Performance & Scale
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
1:30pm - 2:10pm
in room 416 AB

Queue Based Solr Indexing with Collection Management

Deploying schema-changes to solr collections with large volumes of data can be problematic when the reindex activity can take almost […]

Devansh Dhutia - Senior Developer, Gannett Co., Inc.

Use Case

Innovation
Advanced
Thu, Oct 15th
1:30pm - 2:10pm
in room 410

Building Smarter Search Apps Using Built-in Knowledge Graphs and Query Introspection

With the recent advances in mobile technology, improving the accuracy of search results is more imperative than ever. Users want […]

Ted Sullivan - Senior Solutions Architect, Lucidworks

Tutorial

Data Science
Advanced
Thu, Oct 15th
1:30pm - 2:10pm
in room 406

Where Search Meets Machine Learning

Search engines have focused on solving the document retrieval problem, so their scoring functions do not handle naturally non-traditional IR […]

Joaquin Delgado - Director of Engineering, Verizon
Diana Hu - Data Science Lead, Verizon

Tutorial

Data Science
Beginner
Thu, Oct 15th
2:20pm - 3:00pm
in room 406

Real-time Analytics with Solr

Search engines have come a long way, from relative obscurity as niche products only used to address full-text search problems, […]

Yonik Seeley - Solr Dude, Cloudera

Committer Talk Hadoop Tutorial

Integrations
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
2:20pm - 3:00pm
in room 408

Scalable Analytics with Spark and Solr

This talk will discuss our approach to harness the distributed analytics capabilities of Apache Spark in conjunction with the high […]

Steven Bower - Team Lead - Search Infrastructure, Bloomberg LP
Nandini Ektare - Bloomberg LP

Spark

Performance & Scale
Advanced
Thu, Oct 15th
2:20pm - 3:00pm
in room 416 AB

Automated Cluster Management & Recovery for Large Scale Multi-Tenant Search Infrastructure

Managing cluster, index & custom SolrCloud components for a global search Infrastructure that serves millions of queries/documents is non-trivial. In […]

Nitin Sharma - Lead Engineer - Search & Data Infrastructure, BloomReach
Li Ding - Member of Technical Staff, BloomReach

Use Case

Innovation
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
2:20pm - 3:00pm
in room 410

Seqr: Protein Sequence Search

One of the most challenging tasks in the biomedical search domain is effectively indexing the flood volume of sequences resulting […]

Lianyi Han - Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Medical Science & Computing
Lewis Geer - Lead Scientist, National Institutes of Health

Biomed Use Case

Innovation
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
2:20pm - 3:00pm
in room 400-402

Understand the Breadth & Depth of Solr via the Admin UI

The Solr AdminUI is a surprisingly comprehensive tool that can be very effective in exploring what is going on within […]

Upayavira - Director, Odoko Ltd

Committer Talk Internals Tutorial

Innovation
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
3:10pm - 3:50pm
in room 400-402

From What? To Discovery Enablement

What if you could put business users, user experience engineers, ontologists, search strategists and front end engineers in the driver […]

Gabriel Arnett - Sr. Application Architect, Moody's Analytics

Use Case

Data Science
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
3:10pm - 3:50pm
in room 406

OLAP Battle: SolrCloud vs. HBase

Real time data mining powered by Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) has become essential for a broad range of users who […]

Dragan Milosevic - Chief Search Architect, Zanox AG

Tutorial

Performance & Scale
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
3:10pm - 3:50pm
in room 416 AB

Large Scale Log Analytics with Solr

This talk is about searching and analyzing time-based data at scale. Documents ranging from blog posts and social media to […]

Rafał Kuc - Software Engineer, Sematext Group, Inc.
Radu Gheorghe - Software Engineer, Sematext Group, Inc.

Tutorial

Innovation
Advanced
Thu, Oct 15th
3:10pm - 3:50pm
in room 410

Scorer’s Diversity Phase 2.0

Lucene has number of built-in queries, but sometimes developers need to write their own queries that might be challenging. We’ll […]

Mikhail Khludnev - Search Engineer, Grid Dynamics, Inc.

Committer Talk Ecommerce Internals

Integrations
Beginner
Thu, Oct 15th
3:10pm - 3:50pm
in room 408

An Introduction to NLP4L: Natural Language Processing Tool for Apache Lucene

NLP4L is a natural language processing tool for Apache Lucene written in Scala. The main objective of this OSS project […]

Tomoko Uchida - Consultant, Rondhuit Co. Ltd.

Committer Talk Semantics Tutorial

Innovation
Advanced
Thu, Oct 15th
4:00pm - 4:40pm
in room 400-402

Implementing Conceptual Search in Solr using LSA and Word2Vec

This session will cover various strategies for implementing concept search in a scalable manner directly in a Solr server. Concept […]

Simon Hughes - Chief Data Scientist, Dice.com

Semantics Tutorial

Data Science
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
4:00pm - 4:40pm
in room 406

Real-time data analytics with Apache Spark and Solr

Apache Solr has been adopted by all major Hadoop platform vendors because of its ability to scale horizontally to meet […]

Timothy Potter - Senior Software Engineer, Lucidworks

Committer Talk Spark Tutorial

Performance & Scale
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
4:00pm - 4:40pm
in room 416 AB

Search at Airbnb: Handling Complex Marketplace Dynamics Inside and Alongside Lucene

Airbnb currently has over a million unique listings, which presents many challenges compared to traditional search problems. Constantly changing availability, […]

William Moss - Software Engineer, Airbnb

Use Case

Innovation
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
4:00pm - 4:40pm
in room 410

Searching the Stuff of Life: BioSolr

Over the last year Flax has been working with the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) on a publically funded project, BioSolr: […]

Matt Pearce - Flax
Alan Woodward - Lucene/Solr Committer, Flax

Biomed Use Case

Integrations
Intermediate
Thu, Oct 15th
4:00pm - 4:40pm
in room 408

Properly integrate ManifoldCF with Apache Solr

Document ingestion is a crucial step for search, but only a handful of available open source connector frameworks are available. […]

Aurélien Mazoyer - Search Expert & Cofounder, France Labs

Tutorial

Meals & Breaks
Thu, Oct 15th
4:40pm - 5:10pm
in room Sponsor Foyer

Afternoon Break / Happy Hour

General Session
Thu, Oct 15th
5:15pm - 6:15pm
in room Governor's Ballroom

Stump the Chump

Thu, Oct 15th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
in room

Conference Party @ The Iron Cactus

Meals & Breaks
Fri, Oct 16th
8:30am - 9:30am
in room TBA

Breakfast

General Session
Fri, Oct 16th
9:30am - 10:30am
in room Governor's Ballroom

General Session

Meals & Breaks
Fri, Oct 16th
10:30am - 10:50am
in room TBA

Morning Break

Innovation
Beginner
Fri, Oct 16th
11:00am - 11:40am
in room 410

Lucene/Solr Spatial in 2015

2015 is a big year for spatial in Lucene/Solr! This presentation will review the new features thru October. The features […]

David Smiley - Solr Search Consultant & Developer, D W Smiley LLC

Committer Talk Tutorial

Innovation
Beginner
Fri, Oct 16th
11:00am - 11:40am
in room 400-402

Nice Docs Finish First: Designing Search Ranking for Fairness at Etsy

Many search systems are designed to retrieve and rank documents authored by real people who want to be found and […]

Fiona Condon - Senior Software Engineer, Etsy

Ecommerce Tutorial

Innovation
Intermediate
Fri, Oct 16th
11:00am - 11:40am
in room 406

TweetMogaz: The Arabic Tweets Platform

TweetMogaz is a portal for browsing, filtering and searching Arabic tweets based on categories or detected news/stories. “Mogaz” (موجز) means […]

Ahmed Adel - Team Lead, BADR

Semantics Use Case

Performance & Scale
Intermediate
Fri, Oct 16th
11:00am - 11:40am
in room 416AB

Aol Mail Search as a Service

The AOL Mail team’s goal is to provide a high availability search as a seamless service to multiple clients. On […]

Rishi Easwaran - Principal Software Engineer, AOL

Use Case

Performance & Scale
Intermediate
Fri, Oct 16th
11:50am - 12:30pm
in room 416AB

Building a Real-time News Search Engine

What challenges could a search engine have? Large number of documents? Large query load? Very complex queries? A challenging privileging […]

Ramkumar Aiyengar - Team Lead, Bloomberg LP

Committer Talk Use Case

Innovation
Advanced
Fri, Oct 16th
11:50am - 12:30pm
in room 406

Faceting Optimizations for Solr

Using Solr for interactive search of the material in the Danish Net Archive (500TB+ raw data, which is reduced to […]

Toke Eskildsen - Search Guy, State and University Library, Denmark

Internals

Innovation
Intermediate
Fri, Oct 16th
11:50am - 12:30pm
in room 410

Reactive Search @ GILT

From an humble beginning, Search in GILT has become one of the pillars of our tech infrastructure: sales listing, keyword […]

Ugo Matrangolo - Principal Software Engineer, Gilt.com

Ecommerce Use Case

Innovation
Beginner
Fri, Oct 16th
11:50am - 12:30pm
in room 400-402

Searching for Better Code

They say when you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail.  I guess when you are a search vendor, […]

Grant Ingersoll - CTO & Co-founder, Lucidworks

Committer Talk Use Case

Meals & Breaks
Fri, Oct 16th
12:30pm - 1:30pm
in room TBA

Lunch

Integrations
Intermediate
Fri, Oct 16th
1:30pm - 2:10pm
in room 408

Understanding the Solr Security Framework

Apache Solr has evolved into a highly scalable system– capable of handling a lot of data and high number of […]

Anshum Gupta - Senior Software Engineer, Lucidworks

Committer Talk Internals Tutorial

Innovation
Intermediate
Fri, Oct 16th
1:30pm - 2:10pm
in room 400-402

Streaming Aggregation in Solr: New Horizons for Search

Streaming Aggregation (SA) brings new capabilities to the Solr/Lucene ecosystem. SA can leverage the distributed nature of SolrCloud to allow […]

Erick Erickson - Lucene/Solr Committer

Committer Talk Internals Tutorial

Innovation
Advanced
Fri, Oct 16th
1:30pm - 2:10pm
in room 410

Leveraging Lucene/Solr as a Knowledge Graph and Intent Engine

Search engines frequently miss the mark when it comes to understanding user intent. This talk will describe how to overcome […]

Trey Grainger - Director of Engineering, Search & Recommendations, CareerBuilder.com

Semantics Tutorial

Performance & Scale
Beginner
Fri, Oct 16th
1:30pm - 2:10pm
in room 416AB

Rackspace Email’s Solution for Indexing 50k Documents per Second

Customers of Rackspace Email have always needed the ability to search and review login, routing, and delivery information for their […]

George Bailey - Software Developer, Rackspace
Cameron Baker - Linux Engineer, Rackspace

Use Case

Integrations
Intermediate
Fri, Oct 16th
2:20pm - 3:00pm
in room 408

“Spark Search”: In-memory, Distributed Search with Lucene, Spark and Tachyon

This talk will present the motivation, implementation, performance evaluation and use cases of a new in-memory distributed search system with […]

Taka Shinagawa -

Spark

Innovation
Intermediate
Fri, Oct 16th
2:20pm - 3:00pm
in room 400-402

Parallel Computing with SolrCloud

This presentation provides a deep dive into SolrCloud’s new parallel computing capabilities. The talk will break down the framework into […]

Joel Bernstein - Principal Engineer - Search, Alfresco

Committer Talk Internals Tutorial

Meals & Breaks
Fri, Oct 16th
3:00pm - 3:20pm
in room TBA

Afternoon Break

Fri, Oct 16th
3:20pm - 4:00pm
in room Governor's Ballroom

Closing Session