For those of you in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill (aka RTP) area, there are a couple of upcoming events on Lucene/Solr that may be of interest:

Tomorrow, Feb. 11, I will be giving a talk at UNC-Chapel Hill on Apache Lucene and Solr.  The talk is open to the public.  You can read more about the talk at:

Introduction to Open Source Search with Apache Lucene and Solr – CRADLE Seminar |

Tuesday, Feb. 15, we will be having the RTP Lucene/Solr Meetup at Lulu Press.  I will be speaking on local (geospatial) search using Lucene/Solr and Rob Shin of ElasticPath will also be presenting (title to be determined)

I believe the local PHP group is also going to have a Solr talk at their meetup next month, but I, unfortunately, don’t have details on that just yet.  If someone can post the link to that, it would be appreciated.