SOURCE: Lucid Imagination

April 27, 2012 08:00 ET

Lucid Imagination Announces High-Profile Key Speakers for Lucene Revolution Boston 2012

Representatives From Microsoft, Hortonworks, Penn State, Raytheon, UCLA, Yelp and More to Speak on Open Source Enterprise Search Applications

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 27, 2012) - Lucid Imagination, the commercial company for Apache Lucene and Apache Solr search technology, is pleased to announce speakers for Lucene Revolution Boston 2012, the largest conference for the Apache Lucene/Solr open source search community.

The conference will take place May 9-10, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, Mass. Now in its third year, Lucene Revolution will generate vital conversations about Lucene/Solr enterprise search with Lucid customers, prospective customers, partners and strategic visionaries. Attendees will experience immersive case studies, hands-on demos and training, and access to a large contingency of Lucene/Solr experts and consultants.

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Conference organizers are expecting nearly 400 attendees this year, reflecting the rapidly accelerating interest and adoption of Lucene/Solr for enterprise search applications.

Speakers at this year's event include:

  • Microsoft: Gianugo Rabellino, Senior Director of Open Source communities at Microsoft
  • Hortonworks: Ari Zilka, Chief Product Officer
  • Raytheon: Andrew Urquhart, Principal Systems Engineer
  • UCLA: Kai Chan, Instructional Technology and Database Developer, Social Sciences Computing
  • Penn State University: C. Lee Giles, Professor
  • Yelp: Sudarshan Gaikaiwari, Software Engineer

The conference speakers represent the broad spectrum of Lucene/Solr implementations across new media, ecommerce, embedded search applications, content management, social media, and security and intelligence Taken together, the conference sessions will reveal the multifaceted power and economic benefits of using Lucene/Solr for production-class enterprise search applications.

Lucid Imagination will be represented by Paul Doscher, CEO, and Grant Ingersoll, Chief Scientist who will be making a significant product announcement during the event. Out of the 30 Core Committers to the Apache Lucene/Solr project, eight individuals work for Lucid Imagination, making the company the largest supporter of open source search.

The two-day conference will feature nearly 40 sessions and three tracks: a Big Data track, a Lucene in Action track, and a Deep Dive track. Event highlights include pre-conference training that will precede the conference on May 7 and 8, a conference party at the Museum of Science on May 9, and the "Stump the Chump" session on May 9, featuring Chris Hostetter, Apache Lucene/Solr committer and PMC member.

Registration for Lucene Revolution is now open for the conference at:

A full list of speakers, along with a complete conference agenda, is available at

About Lucid Imagination

Lucid Imagination is the commercial company exclusively dedicated to Apache Lucene/Solr open source enterprise technology. The company provides free certified distributions, documentation, commercial-grade support, training, high-level consulting and value-added software for Lucene and Solr. Out of the 30 Core Committers to the Apache Lucene/Solr project, eight individuals work for Lucid Imagination. Customers include AT&T, Sears, Ford, Verizon, Cisco, Elsevier, Zappos, The Guardian, The Motley Fool, Macy's, Qualcomm, Taser, Nordjyske Media, and many other household names around the world. Lucid Imagination is a privately held venture-funded company. The investors include Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, Walden International and In-Q-Tel. Learn more about the company at

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