Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Address: TCube, 32 – 34 Castle Street, Dublin

Apache Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform.

Gilt Groupe, a member only shopping website, develops technology in Dublin, and invite you to join Grant Ingersoll, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Lucidworks, a Lucene and Solr committer, and a long standing member of the Apache Software Foundation, for a one-off presentation into Lucene. The evening will be supported by a presentation by Gilt Senior Engineer Ugo Matrangolo.

Whether it’s enabling core search or powering a next generation product recommendation engine or building agile business intelligence tools, Apache Lucene and Solr are highly capable, open source search technologies that make it easy for organizations to drastically enhance data access. With the release of version 4.4 of Lucene and Solr, it is easier than ever to add and scale search capabilities to your data driven application. In this talk, Grant Ingersoll will walk you through the latest and greatest capabilities in Lucene and Solr related to relevance, distributed search, and faceting as well as show you how to leverage these capabilities to build fast, efficient, scalable, next generation data driven applications.

Afterwards, Ugo, who has played a vital role in developing and enhancing the Gilt’s search capabilities using Solr and other backend technologies in Gilt’s Stores Team, will discuss how Solr has enabled Gilt to provide a controlled and targeted search experience for its millions of customers in the face of intense, daily spikes in site traffic. Ugo will describe how Solr has enabled the Gilt technology team to fulfill both its technology standards and business requirements regarding its search capabilities, and will show how Solr has helped Gilt to create a first-rate search experience.

An innovative online shopping destination founded in 2007, Gilt offers its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences every day, at up to 60 percent off retail, and Ugo is dedicated to making Gilt the best shopping destination online. The company is headquartered in Dublin with offices in the U.S. and Japan.

Gilt will provide cold beer & refreshments, and pizza 🙂

Register now.