SOURCE: Lucid Imagination

February 11, 2011 08:00 ET

Lucid Imagination Announces Lucene Revolution 2011 Call for Participation, Registration Now Open

Only U.S. Conference Dedicated to Business-Critical Use of Solr/Lucene Open Source Search Brings Together Search Developers and Thought Leaders

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - February 11, 2011) - Lucid Imagination, the commercial company behind Apache Solr/Lucene search technology, is pleased to announce its call for participation in the second annual Lucene Revolution conference, scheduled for May 25-26, 2011 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Registration for the event also opens today, for both the two-day conference and packages including two days of Lucene, Solr, and LucidWorks Enterprise training preceding the conference. As a special bonus, the first 100 registrants will each get a ticket and transportation to see the World Series champion San Francisco Giants on May 24.

Adoption of Solr/Lucene continues to accelerate as organizations in e-commerce, government, research, media, telecommunications, Web 2.0, and more discover the power and economic benefits of using the open source solution, which makes it easy for end users to search massive information stores and quickly find the information they need.

Building on the success of last year's conference, Lucene Revolution 2011 will focus on the disruptive changes taking place as a result of the power and economics of Solr/Lucene. Last year, more than 300 attendees witnessed nearly 50 speakers from organizations like Cisco, IBM, IDC, LinkedIn, Salesforce.com, the Smithsonian Institute, and Twitter share best practices and case studies related to the rise of open source search as a disruptive force for innovation and collaboration.

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Topics of interest include:

  • Solr/Lucene in the enterprise (case studies, implementation, return on investment, etc.)
  • "How We Did It" (development case studies)
  • LucidWorks Enterprise/Solr/Lucene technology deep dives (features, how to use, etc.)
  • Spatial/geo/local search
  • Solr in the cloud
  • Scalability and performance tuning
  • Large-scale search with LucidWorks Enterprise/Solr
  • Real-time search (or NRT search)
  • Data integration/data management
  • Solr/Lucene for mobile applications
  • Use of LucidWorks Enterprise
  • Associated technologies (Mahout, Nutch, NLP, etc.)

Quotes and Details
"Lucene has launched a tidal wave of change that is sweeping across industry after industry. The Lucene Revolution 2011 conference is the premier event to share expertise and learn from the world's most experienced practitioners. We invite every company to join us and ride the power and economics of Solr/Lucene innovation to transform enterprise search into a productivity engine."
-- Eric Gries, CEO of Lucid Imagination

To submit a proposal for a 45-minute presentation, please complete the form at: http://www.lucidimagination.com/revolution/2011/cfp

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, or to join the conference mailing list, please send an email to: info@lucenerevolution.org.

Key Dates:

  • March 2, 2011: Call for participation closes
  • March 9, 2011: Speaker acceptance notification
  • May 23-24, 2011: Lucene and Solr training sessions
  • May 25-26, 2011: Lucene Revolution 2011 conference sessions

The Lucene Revolution 2011 conference is sponsored by Lucid Imagination, with additional support from community and other commercial co-sponsors. Lucid Imagination is the commercial entity exclusively dedicated to Apache Lucene/Solr open source search technology.

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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