SOURCE: Lucid Imagination

March 17, 2011 14:25 ET

Lucid Imagination Announces Initial Speakers for Lucene Revolution 2011 -- the Only U.S. Conference Dedicated to Open Source Enterprise Search

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SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - Lucid Imagination, the commercial company behind Apache Solr/Lucene search technology, is pleased to announce its initial speaker lineup for Lucene Revolution 2011, the largest and only U.S. conference exclusively devoted to business-critical use of Solr/Lucene open source search technologies. In its second year, Lucene Revolution will take place May 25-26, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport, California.

Building on the success of the 2010 conference, Lucene Revolution 2011 will focus on the disruptive changes taking place as a result of the power and economics of Solr/Lucene. Speakers will share best practices and open source enterprise use cases, showcasing why they chose to work with Solr or Lucene, what barriers and challenges they came across, and the steps they took to implement Lucene, Solr, or LucidWorks Enterprise to improve search application performance, scalability, flexibility, and relevance, while lowering their costs. Presenting companies represent a diverse and cutting-edge range of industries including ecommerce, Web 2.0, real estate, travel and hospitality, and law enforcement, among others. The exciting line-up reflects the broad spectrum of Solr/Lucene adoption, as a fast, flexible open source search technology that delivers unmatched power and economics.

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Initial Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • AOE media GmbH, Daniel Pötzinger, Head of Development and CIO
  • Apache Lucene, Simon Willnauer, Solr/Lucene Hacker
  • AT&T, Shantanu Deo, Technical Director
  • BeyondTrees, Anne Veling, Search Architect
  • Canoo Engineering AG, Alberto Mijares, Software Engineer
  • CareerBuilder.com, Trey Grainger, Search Technology and Development Team Lead
  • CERN, Roman Chyla, Fellow
  • eBay, Olaf Zschiedrich, Head of Technology
  • Etsy.com, Gregg Donovan, Technical Lead, Search
  • Forensic Logic, Inc., Ronald Mayer, CTO
  • Guardian News and Media UK, Stephen Dunn, Head of Technology Strategy
  • Intuit, Floyd Morgan, Principal Software Engineer
  • Kitenga, Inc., Mark Davis, CTO
  • Loggly, Jon Gifford, Founder and CTO
  • mixi, Inc., Takahiko Ito, Software Engineer
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Timothy Potter, Senior Engineer
  • SD DataSolutions GmbH, Uwe Schindler, Managing Director
  • Sematext, Otis Gospodnetić, Founder
  • Sucomo OHG, Markus Franz, General Partner
  • TheLadders.com, Laura Kang, Technical Lead, Sales and Matching
  • Travelocity, Esteban Donato, Lead Architect
  • Trulia, Alexander Kanarsky, Senior Software Engineer
  • TwigKit, Tyler Tate, Head of User Experience
  • Uchida Spectrum, Ushio Zaizen, Director
  • Yammer, Inc., Boris Aleksandrovsky, Search Architect
  • Yelp, Inc., Sudarshan Gaikaiwari, Software Engineer

Since the public launch of Lucid Imagination in January of 2009, the company has made major leaps in accelerating enterprise adoption of Solr/Lucene. Industry luminaries from Lucid Imagination participating and sharing their insight on open source search include:

  • Grant Ingersoll, co-founder of Lucid Imagination and committer on the Apache Lucene Java, Solr and Mahout projects, and vice-president of Apache Software Foundation
  • Dr. Marc Krellenstein, co-founder of Lucid Imagination with 30 years' experience in the computer industry, focusing for the last 20 years on information retrieval technology and applications
  • Brian Pinkerton, developer of the web's first comprehensive search engine and VP Product Development at Lucid Imagination
  • Yonik Seeley, the creator of Solr and an expert in distributed search systems architecture and performance

Registration for Lucene Revolution is now open for the conference at: http://us.ootoweb.com/luceneregistration

A full list of speakers is available at:
http://lucenerevolution.org/2011/sessions

About Lucid Imagination
Lucid Imagination is the commercial company exclusively dedicated to Apache Solr/Lucene open source enterprise search technology. It provides search solution development platforms built on the power of Solr/Lucene open source search via enterprise-grade subscriptions. The company's latest offering, LucidWorks Enterprise, makes the power of Solr/Lucene open source search more accessible to the broad range of application developers and slashes the learning curve for search solution development. Unlike "black box" products, LucidWorks Enterprise allows organizations of all sizes and types to continuously tune their search to fit the ongoing needs of their users and achieve a consistently lower cost of growth. Lucid Imagination also offers free software for developers, documentation, commercial-grade support, high-level consulting, and comprehensive training. Customers include AT&T, Sears, Ford, Verizon, Cisco, Zappos, Raytheon, The Guardian, The Smithsonian Institution, Salesforce.com, The Motley Fool, Qualcomm, Taser, eHarmony, 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 www.lucidimagination.com.

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