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Apache Lucene: Then and Now


Monday, February 10, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

Apache Lucene: Then and Now

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Doug Cutting originally wrote Lucene in 1997-98. While suitable for any application which requires full text indexing and searching capability, Lucene has been widely recognized for its utility in the implementation of Internet search engines and local, single-site searching. In this talk, Doug will share background on the impetus and creation of Lucene, the evolution of the project and its recent integration with Apache Hadoop, and explain what the core technology has enabled today. Doug will also share his thoughts on what the future holds for Lucene and SOLR.

About Doug (@cutting):

Doug (@cutting) is the founder of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene, Nutch, Avro, and Hadoop. Doug joined Cloudera in 2009 from Yahoo!, where he was a key member of the team that built and deployed a production Hadoop storage and analysis cluster for mission-critical business analytics. Doug holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and sits on the Board of the Apache Software Foundation.




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  • Doors will open at 6:00pm and will be closed at 7:00pm - you must arrive on time to ensure access into the event.
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Directions / Parking

  • Twitter HQ is located at 1355 Market St. 
  • If you're taking BART or Muni, exit at Civic Center and walk up Market St.
  • There are several bus lines (the 6, 71, 21, etc.) that stop right outside of the building
  • If you're taking Caltrain, get off at the 4th and King station and you can take the Muni 83X shuttle which goes directly to the office
  • Coming by car? There is plenty of street parking nearby
  • There is no bike storage at our office. If you are bringing a bike you must lock on the street at your own risk.
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When & Where

Twitter, Inc.
1355 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

Monday, February 10, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

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