Las Vegas Hosts SharePoint Conference

February 12, 2014

Although the nation is currently locked in what seems to be an endless snowstorm, believe it or not, spring is coming. And with spring comes the conference season. One highly anticipated annual conference is SPC14, which will be held this year in Sin City. Read more in the PR Web release, “Intlock Hits Sin City for the Biggest SharePoint Event of the Year: SPC14.”

The article begins:

“With Q1 of 2014 coming to its peak, Intlock will be joining the SharePoint buzz and crowds at SPC14 in Las Vegas from March 3-6, 2013, the largest and most comprehensive of SharePoint conferences held worldwide.”

Intlock is just one of many third party vendors that will be there to showcase the functionality that can be achieved with smart third party solutions are added to a solid SharePoint infrastructure. Stephen E. Arnold, a longtime leader in search and SharePoint, will be keeping an eye on the conference and its major announcements. His information service, ArnoldIT.com, makes SharePoint a common topic for coverage, so SharePoint users should check in frequently for latest in SharePoint news and tips.

Emily Rae Aldridge, February 12, 2014

Bill Clinton is Keynote Speaker at Upcoming SharePoint Event

February 11, 2014

Who says that IT isn’t showy, or a game of personalities? SharePoint is dispelling this myth with their latest announcement. Read all the details in the WinBeta article, “Microsoft Welcomes Bill Clinton as the Keynote Speaker at SharePoint Conference 2014.”

The article begins:

“The next one [conference] up on the schedule is the SharePoint Conference, which kicks off on Monday March 3rd in Las Vegas, and runs through the 6th. Today the company announces a very special keynote speaker will be getting things started at 8:30am that Monday. President Bill Clinton will take the stage to kick things off.”

And while Bill Clinton may be a powerful personality, Stephen E. Arnold is a longtime leader in search and a more authoritative voice when it comes to SharePoint. Arnold shares his knowledge on his information service, ArnoldIT.com. Stay tuned for all of the latest SharePoint tips and tricks from a professional point of view.

Emily Rae Aldridge, February 11, 2014

Goldman Sachs Web Conference Leaves Out Search Vendors

December 16, 2013

What tech companies do the financial sector think are on top right now? TechCrunch discussed invitees ahead of the recent Goldman Sachs Private Internet Company Conference in Las Vegas in, “Here Are the Hottest Companies in Tech Right Now, According to Goldman Sachs.” Reporter Colleen Taylor reproduces for us the conference schedule, which apparently should have been kept on the down-low, but TechCrunch got a hold of somehow.

She writes:

“The Goldman Sachs conference for private web firms is one of the most high-end and hush-hush events in the tech world. It’s essentially like the Hackers Conference or dinners at Sheryl Sandberg’s house or Fight Club, except for tech executives who are likely to soon go through an IPO or big M&A deal. If you’re on the invite list, you’re in pretty good company — and the first rule is that you don’t talk about it to others.

[…] It bears mention that companies attending this conference have not necessarily engaged in an exclusive relationship with Goldman to manage their potential upcoming IPOs or M&A deals. In fact, most of them are free agents, fielding offers from any number of firms.”

Taylor points out a few notable absences, like Square, Dropbox, and Box. We, however, noticed something different: not a single search company is represented. Well, humph.

Cynthia Murrell, December 16, 2013

Sponsored by ArnoldIT.com, developer of Augmentext

LucidWorks to Appear at DataWeek

August 13, 2013

LucidWorks has already had an exciting 2013 of conference appearances, special event hosting and sponsorship, and trainings. They continue their momentum by joining DataWeek 2013 in San Francisco in late September. Read more in the LucidWorks announcement, “DataWeek, SF.”

The announcement says:

“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, as well as potential customers for those technologies. We aim to routinely maintain our forward-thinking edge on conference topics such as the API economy, the Hadoop ecosystem, data science and machine learning tools, and data hacker tools.”

LucidWorks definitely fits into the theme of innovative data technologies. And in terms of partnership with Hadoop, their LucidWorks Big Data solution pairs the power of Apache Solr with the strength of Hadoop to bring leading edge Big Data technology to the enterprise.

Emily Rae Aldridge, August 13, 2013

Sponsored by ArnoldIT.com, developer of Beyond Search

Hadoop Summit Makes Big Data Engaging

July 26, 2013

The Hadoop Summit was held at the end of June in San Jose, California. The event focuses primarily on end users and developers of things built on and around Apache Hadoop open source technology. However, as Hadoop is integrated into more and more software offerings, Hadoop’s reach continues to expand. SmartData Collective offers a good write-up of how Hadoop is making Big Data technology more dynamic. Read more in their article, “Hadoop Summit and Hortonworks Promise to Make Big Data More Engaging.”

The article describes the event:

“Hadoop Summit is the biggest event on the West Coast centered on Hadoop, the open source technology for large-scale data processing. The conference organizers, Hortonworks, estimated that more than 2,400 people attended, which if true would be double-digit growth from last year. Growth on the supplier side was even larger, which indicates the opportunity this market represents. Held in Silicon Valley, the event attracts enterprise customers, industry innovators, thought leaders and venture capitalists.”

The author then goes on to say that among the companies that are making big gains in information discovery with Hadoop are LucidWorks and Microsoft. LucidWorks uses Hadoop in its LucidWorks Big Data offering, which has received quite a bit of attention for its usability and effectiveness.

Emily Rae Aldridge, July 26, 2013

Sponsored by ArnoldIT.com, developer of Beyond Search

Erik Hatcher to Present at OSCON

July 22, 2013

The Open Source Convention, OSCON, is being held in Portland, Oregon this week. The program reads like a who’s-who of open source developers and programmers. End users and enterprise managers would do well to pay attention to the news and announcements that come out of this year’s conference. Among the recently announced headliners is Erik Hatcher of LucidWorks. MarketWatch covers the release in their story, “LucidWorks’ Erik Hatcher to Present at OSCON 2013.”

The release begins:

“LucidWorks, the company transforming the way people access information, today announced that Erik Hatcher, senior solutions architect and co-founder of LucidWorks, will present on stage at OSCON 2013. Held in Portland, Ore., OSCON is where developers, innovators, businesspeople and investors come together to further strengthen the relationship between business and the open source community. During his tutorial, Solr Quick Start, Hatcher will explain the fundamentals of Apache Solr.”

LucidWorks is known for attending and supporting various open source trainings and conferences. They have had quite a busy 2013 already. In addition, they support a quarter of the core committers on the Apache Lucene Solr project. LucidWorks product suite is built upon the open source power of Lucene Solr, so not only do they fully support their products, but they also continuously invest in the health of the open source community.

Emily Rae Aldridge, July 22, 2013

Sponsored by ArnoldIT.com, developer of Beyond Search

Lucene Revolution EU Edition Call for Papers

July 18, 2013

On the heels of a very successful stateside Lucene Revolution in San Diego, Lucene Revolution EU will be held in Dublin in November. Registration is coming soon, but the call for papers is open now.

Read more:

“The Call for Papers for Lucene/Solr Revolution EU 2013 is now open. Lucene/Solr Revolution is the biggest open source conference dedicated to Apache Lucene/Solr. The great content delivered by speakers like you is the heart of the conference. If you are a practitioner, business leader, architect, data scientist or developer and have something important to share, we welcome your submission.”

Fill out this simple form to submit your proposal.

The call for papers closes on August 2, 2013, so do not miss you opportunity to contribute to the conference. LucidWorks continues their dedication to open source search development and implementation with their sponsorship of the Lucene Revolution events. In addition to hosting, sponsoring, and attending a variety of conferences and events devoted to open source, LucidWorks also employs over a quarter of the core committers on the Apache Lucene Solr project. Do not miss the opportunity to participate in this exciting international event in a beautiful location, Lucene Revolution EU 2013.

Emily Rae Aldridge, July 18, 2013

Sponsored by ArnoldIT.com, developer of Beyond Search

IDC Report on Lucene Revolution

July 15, 2013

Lucene Revolution 2013 was a huge success, bringing together a variety of brilliant minds all focused on bringing out the potential of Apache Lucene Solr. LucidWorks is the main sponsor of the recurring event, one of the biggest in the world focused on open source search technology. Now a huge endorsement has come in through the venerable organization, IDC. Read more about their report in the release, “IDC Report on Lucene Solr Revolution 2013.”

The release has this to say about Lucene Revolution 2013:

“The conference produced an amazing set of videos and slides presenting the best thinking on search technology. IDC analyst David Schubmehl recently wrote a report discussing why the Lucene/Solr Revolution Conference 2013 is an excellent example of the increasing maturation and acceptance of open source search technologies within organizations. In this report you will find several examples and case studies of companies and organizations using Lucene/Solr.”

Interested readers can register for free to read the full IDC report. This is just one more way that LucidWorks continues their support of the open source search developer community. European followers should stay tuned for the upcoming Lucene Revolution EU event happening in Dublin in November.

Emily Rae Aldridge, July 15, 2013

Sponsored by ArnoldIT.com, developer of Beyond Search

Liferay Symposium 2013 Set

July 9, 2013

The Liferay Symposium for 2013 is set for San Francisco October 20th through 22nd. Portals, content management, and web experience will all be featured in this yearly meeting of the expert minds.

The overview of the event states:

“The Liferay Symposium offers solution-focused sessions featuring industry experts and leaders. The event will focus on equipping the Liferay community of developers, technical leaders, and business managers with knowledge and insight into the latest portal technology and use cases.”

The website also provides a really fantastic Justification Toolkit that allows an attendee to calculate their return on investment for attending the event. A call for papers is open as is early registration and team registration. Read more about the agenda and see if attendance would enhance your work with your organization’s enterprise. LucidWorks has been sponsoring events like this throughout 2013, even presenting at many. They understand that training and continuing education is one of the most important steps to staying on top of the latest open source enterprise technologies.

Emily Rae Aldridge, July 9, 2013

Sponsored by ArnoldIT.com, developer of Beyond Search

Hack Day with Grant Ingersoll

July 8, 2013

This spring and summer LucidWorks has been involved in some exciting professional development and training experiences, large and small scale. Another opportunity is coming up as LucidWorks hosts a “Hack Day” for Apache Lucene/Solr in Cambridge, England on July 26, 2013. Read more about the upcoming event on Meetup.com in, “Lucene/Solr Hack Day with Grant Ingersoll of Lucidworks.”

The summary of the event begins:

“We’re very happy to announce we’ll be running a ‘hack day’ based on the Apache Lucene/Solr search engine – a chance for developers using this technology to get together, chat, network and most importantly try out some ideas or projects in a friendly and collaborative environment! Our very special guest will be Grant Ingersoll, Chief Scientist and co-founder of LucidWorks, our US partner – Grant is a Lucene/Solr committer, long standing Apache Foundation member, co-founder of the Apache Mahout project and a renowned information retrieval expert.”

Charlie Hull of Flax is the organizer, a tremendous expert on open source enterprise search in his own right. This is an event not to be missed. Spots are limited, so register for yours today, courtesy of LucidWorks.

Emily Rae Aldridge, July 8, 2013

Sponsored by ArnoldIT.com, developer of Beyond Search

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