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As you may know, Community Voting for Lucene/Solr Revolution 2014 is up and running. We are pleased with the level of engagement we’ve seen so far in regards to this year’s submissions, and can’t wait to see how the voting pans out. We’ve received submissions from notable companies across many different industries, along with informative tutorials and analysis from Solr committers, Solr experts and users of all levels. It’s amazing to see how Solr adoption …

Solr’s feature set is growing at a brisk pace, while its performance and stability improve steadily with each release. The most recent Solr releases, 4.7 and 4.8, bring a substantial set of new features, along with many bugfixes and optimizations.

This webinar will briefly cover earlier Solr 4.X releases, then the major changes and new features in Solr 4.7 and 4.8, and finally upcoming changes and features in Solr 4.9 and beyond.

The Solr 4.7 …

Date: November 12 – 15, 2013

Address: Venetian & Palazzo Resorts, 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

AWS re:Invent 2013 – the largest gathering of developers and technical leaders from the AWS community. Take advantage of 175+ sessions, training bootcamps, hands-on labs, and hackathon to gain deeper skills and knowledge of the AWS Cloud.Bring your entire technical team and walk away with everything you need to thrive in the AWS Cloud. AWS

Date: November 11 – 13, 2013

Address: 225 Edgware Road London W2 1JU, UK

Strata Conference is where big data’s most influential business decision makers, strategists, architects, developers, and analysts gather to shape the future of their businesses and technologies. If you want to tap into the opportunity that big data presents, you want to be at Strata.

Register now.

Date: October 28 – 30, 2013

Address: 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York, 10019

Strata + Hadoop World is where big data’s most influential decision makers, architects, developers, and analysts gather to shape the future of their businesses and technologies. Since joining forces last year, Strata + Hadoop World is also one of the largest gatherings of the Apache Hadoop community in the world, with emphasis on hands-on and business sessions on

Date: October 15 – 17, 2013

Address: Hyatt Regency, 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, California, USA 94010

Big Data TechCon features practical, how-to classes and tutorials for IT and Big Data professionals, including database and business analysts, developers, software architects, data scientists, and project managers. Big Data TechCon is the how-to Big Data training conference for professionals implementing and analyzing Big Data.

Attend Big Data TechCon to get practical Hadoop training, classes on Map/Reduce, R, Hive

Date: October 7 -11, 2013

Address: Bahai Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA

IntelliFest is a multi-track, technical conference where software and IT developers and their managers can meet to learn about, to discuss, and to practice the state-of-the-art in reasoning technologies as they apply to creating intelligent products and services. Grant Ingersoll, CTO, LucidWorks will be presenting on Large Scale Machine Learning with Apache Mahout.

Register now.

Date: September 28 – October 3
Address: Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123

DataWeek 2013 Conference + Festival is the second-annual 6-day data-centric event in downtown San Francisco. Our team’s goal is to organize the largest data-centric event in the nation, with over 2,500 attendees already registered!

DataWeek is an industry event with the goal of placing the most innovative data technologies in front of Bay-area and nation-wide technology executives, nation-wide developers and data scientists, …

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Time: 6:30 PM

Details: Mahout committer Sebastian Shelter is visiting from Berlin and will be the main speaker, with a short introduction and update from committers Ted Dunning (MapR), Grant Ingersoll (LucidWorks) and Ellen Friedman.

Next Directions in Mahout’s Recommenders

This talk will give an overview of Mahout’s recommendation functionalities, including single machine recommenders, computing recommendations in parallel with MapReduce as well as options to deploy a recommender in a

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Address: TCube, 32 – 34 Castle Street, Dublin

Apache Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform.

Gilt Groupe, a member only shopping website, develops technology in Dublin, and invite you to join Grant Ingersoll, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of LucidWorks, a Lucene and Solr committer, and a