Drupal and Apache Solr search are a potent combination in the move towards “digital experiences” online. It is behind a growing number of customized, personalized enterprise platforms for eCommerce, healthcare, physical retail, and more. Drupal powers a growing portion of the web, and has been adopted especially by governments around the world, the music industry, media organizations, and retailers.

If you have a new web project or an existing Drupal site, the combination of Drupal and Apache Solr is both powerful and easy to set up. The indexing workflow built into the Drupal integration module provides a broad range of automatic facets based on data fields on the Drupal content defined by site administrators. Drupal facilitates further customizations of the UI, indexing, custom facets, and boosting because of an open architecture that provides multiple opportunities for a minimal amount of custom code to alter the behavior.

During the Lucene/Solr Revolution session, “Ramp Up Your Web Experiences Using Drupal and Apache Solr,” Peter Wolanin will provide a high-level overview of how the Drupal integration works, a tour of the UI configuration options, a few code snippets, and examples of successful Drupal sites using Apache Solr for search.

This introductory level session will take place from 2:45-3:30 on Thursday, November 7. Click here for more details.

About the Speaker:

Peter M. Wolanin, Ph.D. has been a noted contributor to the Drupal project including to Drupal core versions 5, 6 and 7, and the forthcoming version 8. He is a member of the Drupal Security Team, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Drupal Association. He joined the Acquia engineering team in 2008 and was part of a small team that built a cloud-hosted Apache Solr offering (Acquia Search) that is available to all Acquia subscribers. He has worked extensively on the Drupal integration modules to improve their utilization of Apache Solr features. Peter graduated cum laude from Princeton University, received a doctoral degree in Physics from the University of Michigan, and conducted post-doctoral and industrial research in Biophysics and Molecular Biology before shifting to software engineering.


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Lucene/Solr Revolution is presented by Lucidworks, the commercial entity for Apache Lucene/Solr open source search — the future of search technology.

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