Are we the only ones who feel like this summer is flying by? While the thought of saying goodbye to warm summer days pains us a little inside, we are excited that Lucene/Solr Revolution 2016 is just two short months away! The conference will be held October 11-14 in Boston, MA. If you haven’t secured your spot yet, don’t wait. Here’s a list of 10 things (in no particular order) that you won’t want to miss at this year’s conference:

1. Mix and Mingle with the Brains Behind Solr

Hear talks from and mingle with those who shape the Apache Solr project – the committers! Lucene/Solr Revolution is the unofficial annual gathering of Solr committers from around the world. It’s not often that this many committers gather at one event, so don’t miss the chance to meet the people who know Solr best.

2. Learn From the Best

Over 50 breakout sessions from Solr users across all industries. Learn how companies like Salesforce, IBM, Bloomberg, Sony, The Home Depot, Microsoft, Allstate Allstate Company, and more use Solr to solve business problems. Check out the agenda here.

3. Very Happy Hours

Happy Hours to network with attendees, speakers, sponsors, and committers. There is a ton of content to digest at Lucene/Solr Revolution and we guarantee you will learn a lot. However, we aren’t skimping on the fun!


4. Superstar Keynotes

Keynotes from Cathy Polinksy, SVP of Search at Salesforce and Sridhar Sudarsan, CTO of Product Management and Partnerships at IBM Watson. Hear about the role Solr plays in the strategy and execution of two of the world’s leading enterprises.

5. World-Class Training

Pre-conference training to polish your skills and prime your brain for all of the information coming your way during the conference. Two-day hands-on Solr training is offered on October 11th & 12th. Check out the course listings here.


6. Ask the Experts – in Person!

Meet with experts on specific questions you have about Solr during Office Hours.

7. Stump the Chump!

Catch the popular “Stump the Chump” session with Solr Committer, Chris “Hoss” Hostetter. Be prepared for a laugh as you watch Hoss answer questions from attendees and community members trying to stump him. Check out last year’s video here. Want to Stump the Chump? Submit questions to before October 12.


8. Get a New Profile Pic

A professional headshot – come on, you know you need one. Get yours for free at the conference. Your LinkedIn followers will thank you.

9. Party in the Sky

Conference party at Skywalk Boston – check out 360-degree views of Boston from the top of the Prudential Center while enjoying food, drinks, games, and music. It’s sure to be a good time!
10. Chat with Partners and Sponsors

Visit our sponsor showcase to learn about products and services for your search and big data needs or about industry job opportunities. Participate in contests to win prizes.

Register today to join the fun and spend the week with us learning about all things Solr.

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