Vancouver Island Java User Group VIJUG

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February 2010 VIJUG Meeting – Lucene and Solr

After a bit of a timing mismatch with Djun last time in November 2008 we are back to hear more about Apache Solr and learn lots about enabling search for your application. Specifically about using the web application Solr and how it can be facilitated in any application you are building.

Where:
Vancouver Island Java User GroupVancouver Island Technology Park, Conference Center Room – 4464 Markham Street, Victoria, BC
When:
Wednesday, 24th February 2010, 18:00-20:00
Presentation:
Integrating the Solr search application using REST presented by Djun Kim

Solr is a web-service for document indexing and search. It is fast, sophisticated, complete, and easy to use. Written in Java, it builds on the Apache Foundation’s Lucene project, a Java-based indexing and search framework.

Djun will discuss the features and benefits of using Solr, and demonstrate how it can be easily integrated into web-applications via its RESTful APIs.

Presenter:
Djun started programming Java in 1995, while completing his Ph.D in Mathematics. Since graduating in 1999, he’s worked in software research and development in Vancouver and internationally. Lately he’s returned to interests in computational linguistics and trying to find a programming language that doesn’t suck.

For the past two and a half years, Djun has been living with his sweetheart Pamela on Vancouver Island, surrounded by tall trees and various forms of wildlife including two cats and a dog named Dylan, who narrowly escaped being called ‘exec’ (because he gets called but never returns). Dylan has Pamela to thank for that, and Djun has Pamela to thank for most everything else.

Djun is currently on faculty with the UBC Mathematics department, teaching and conducting research into teaching and learning Mathematics.

Goodies:
We will raffle off a personal license for IntelliJ IDEA sponsored by JetBrains. JetBrains
a JavaRebel license from zeroturnaround Zeroturnaround
one copy of each Apache Maven 2: The Definitive Guide, Apache Maven 2: Effective Implementation and Nexus Book: Repository Management with Nexus all sponsored by Sonatype Sonatype - The Maven Company
Who:
All VIJUG members and anybody else interested are welcome to attend. If you intend to come please send an email or register with the Facebook event or just show up.

We hope to meet you there.

VIJUG Team

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