Stump The Chump: Boston Winners

Last Thursday we had another great Stump The Chump session in Boston (followed by an awesome party at the top of the Prudential Building). Today I’m happy to announce the top 3 prize winners: Ilamgumaran Karunanithi ($100 Amazon gift certificate) Keith Laban ($50 Amazon gift certificate) Ken LaPorte ($25 Amazon gift certificate) I’d like to … Continued

Tick Tock: Time Is Running out to Stump The Chump

Time Is Running Out! There’s only a few days left to submit your questions for Stump The Chump at Lucene/Solr Revolution 2016. If the panel of judges decide you’re question did the best job of stumping me, you could win some great prizes — so what are you waiting for? Even if you can’t make … Continued

Be A Winner In Boston: Stump The Chump Prizes

As previously mentioned: On October 13th (two weeks From tonight) I’ll be on the main stage at Lucene/Solr Revolution 2016 once again answering tough Solr questions — submitted by users like you — live, sight unseen. A panel of judges will be on hand to mock me when I flounder, and award prizes to the … Continued

Now Everybody Knows Their Names…

As previously mentioned: On October 13th, Lucene/Solr Revolution 2016 will once again be hosting “Stump The Chump” in which I (The Chump) will be answering tough Solr questions — submitted by users like you — live, on stage, sight unseen. Today, I’m happy to announce the Panel of experts that will be challenging me with … Continued

Hello Boston, My Old Friend

It all started in Boston… In 2010, for the inaugural Lucene Revolution in Boston MA, I tried to weasel out of giving a prepared talk by proposing a Live Q&A style session where I’d be put on the spot with tough, challenging, unusual questions about Solr & Lucene — live, on stage. I don’t remember … Continued

Stump The Chump: Austin Winners

Last week was another great Stump the Chump session at Lucene/Solr Revolution in Austin. After a nice weekend of playing tourist and eating great BBQ, today I’m back at my computer and happy to announce last weeks winners: Barani Bikshandi ($100 Amazon gift certificate) Carlos Eduardo Sponchiado (Sponch) ($50 Amazon gift certificate) Aditya Varun Chadha … Continued

Know When To Hold ’em … Know When To Run – Time Is Running Out To Stump The Chump

Are you a Gambler? Even if you aren’t, what are you waiting for? There’s no ante or no buy in needed to “go all in” for a nice pot of prize money in this years Stump The Chump contest at Lucene/Solr Revolution 2015 in Austin Texas. But time is running out! There are only a … Continued

Lasso Some Prizes by Stumping The Chump in Austin Texas

Professional Rodeo riders typically only have a few seconds to prove themselves and win big prizes. But you’ve still got two whole weeks to prove you can Stump The Chump with your tough Lucene/Solr questions, and earn both bragging rights and one of these prizes… 1st Prize: $100 Amazon gift certificate 2nd Prize: $50 Amazon … Continued

Stump The Chump: Meet The Panel Keeping Austin Weird

As previously mentioned: On October 15th, Lucene/Solr Revolution 2015 will once again be hosting “Stump The Chump” in which I (The Chump) will be answering tough Solr questions — submitted by users like you — live, on stage, sight unseen. Today, I’m happy to announce the Panel of experts that will be challenging me with … Continued

Min/Max On Multi-Valued Field For Functions & Sorting

One of the new features added in Solr 5.3 is the ability to specify that you wanted Solr to use either the min or max value of a multi-valued numeric field — either to use directly (perhaps as a sort), or to incorporate into a larger more complex function. For example: Suppose you were periodically … Continued

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