March 1, 2013
Oracle developers will be glad to know that there are a lot of educational opportunities in 2013. Eon: Enhances Online News posted, “Oracle Applications Users Group Announces Educational Series 2013.” The Oracle Applications Users Group is the world’s largest database on Oracle Applications generated by users. The group is launching two virtual e-learning series: “Oracle EBS A to Z: A Deep Dive Educational Series,” Feb. 18-22, and the “Best of OAUG Connection Point® – EPM/BI,” Feb. 25-March 1.
The Best of OAUG Connection Point focuses on content discusses at the 2012 ORAUG conference, including: Oracle Analytic Applications, Oracle BI, and Endeca. If you would prefer something newer and about Oracle E-Business Suite, the Oracle EBS A to Z has what you need:
“OAUG members are invited to ask questions and discuss their concerns directly with Oracle developers and executives during this five-day interactive series. Each day highlights new topics, including Oracle Projects, Oracle E-Business Suite Human Capital Management, Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Certification Primer and Roadmap, Oracle E-Business Suite integration best practices, Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, Oracle E-Business Suite maintenance, Oracle Advanced Procurement and security.”
Take note that OAUG is incorporating Endeca into these two series. The main goal of the 2013 OAUG Educational series is to help developers locate information and support on issues they will handle on a daily basis. Endeca, as one of Oracle’s newest acquisitions, is one of those.
Whitney Grace, March 01, 2013
February 25, 2013
ApacheCon North America begins tomorrow, one of the most exciting events in open source each year. An annual event since 1999, this year’s conference is in Portalnd, Oregon. LXer gives a preview in their story, “ApacheCon North America 2013 Only a Few Days Away.”
The article begins:
“The main conference and expo takes place 26 February-28 February 2013. The conference theme is “Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation. Conference highlights include keynotes (http://na.apachecon.com/keynotes/) by open source authorities:
• 26 February @9:15am: Theo Shlossnagle, OmniT – Scaling: Lessons Learned and Their Applications to Apache Culture • 27 February @9:15am: Steve Holden, The Open Bastion – Building New Communities • 28 February @9:00am: Luke Kanies, Puppet Labs – Growing Authentic Communities”
In addition to the keynotes listed above, there will be hands-on trainings and conference sessions to cover topics such as Big Data, Hadoop, CloudStack, and the Apache HTTP Server. To view the complete schedule, visit http://na.apachecon.com/schedule/. LucidWorks is a major sponsor of this important annual event. Follow @ApacheCon on Twitter for live happenings.
Emily Rae Aldridge, February 25, 2013
February 12, 2013
ApacheCon is the premier open source software conference, highlighting the Apache Software Foundation. This year’s conference will be held from February 24th to March 2nd in Portland, Oregon. Exciting keynote speakers have just been announced for this year’s upcoming conference. Read more in the MarketWatch article, “ApacheCon North America 2013 — Conference Keynotes Announced.”
The article begins:
“The Apache Software Foundation announces ApacheCon Keynotes (http://na.apachecon.com/keynotes/) by thought leaders Theo Shlossnagle, OmniTI; Steve Holden, The Open Bastion and Luke Kanies, Puppet Labs. The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), established in 1999, oversees 150+ Apache projects led by a volunteer community of over 350 individual Members and 3,000 Committers across six continents. Apache powers half the Internet, terabytes of data, teraflops of operations and billions of objects. Its aim is to shepherd, develop, and incubate Open Source innovations.”
Sponsors of this year’s conference include: Citrix, Hortonworks, Red Hat, IBM, and LucidWorks among others. LucidWorks is a consistent investor in the Apache Software Foundation, offering support, training, and value-added software for Apache Lucene and Solr. LucidWorks also employs a record number of Apache Lucene/Solr committers. Regardless of your needs, LucidWorks has a solution that will benefit your enterprise.
Emily Rae Aldridge, February 12, 2013
January 21, 2013
Big Data is going to be the focus of 2013, particularly when it comes to open source innovation. O’Reilly Strata Conference 2013 is devoted to Big Data and pressing complimentary issues like: enterprise IT, design, Hadoop, open source and law, and applications. Read more at the official conference promotion site, “Tap into the Collective Intelligence of the Best Minds in Data.”
The conference promises the following:
“The future belongs to those who understand how to collect and use their data successfully. And that future happens at Strata. The breadth and depth of expertise at Strata is unsurpassed—with over 120 speakers and 100 presentations and events, you’ll find solutions to your most pressing data issues. The conference program covers strategy, technology, and policy.”
The conference will take place February 26 – 28, 2013 in Santa Clara, California. Register now for the early discount. For those who cannot attend, still check out the options to connect with the community via the website. Also, for those who are interested in the best Big Data solution for their organization’s enterprise, a deeper look into LucidWorks Big Data may be in order. It is leading the field in Big Data for enterprise, standing firmly on the trusted name of LucidWorks, a leader in open source for enterprise for years.
Emily Rae Aldridge, January 21, 2013
December 18, 2012
The 25th edition of ApacheCon North America will take place in late February of 2013. The conference exhibits and celebrates the work of the Apache Software Foundation. The conference’s theme will be, “Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation.”
Read more about the program offerings of the conference in the Global Newswire piece, “ApacheCon North America Announces ‘Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation.’”
The press release says:
“The 25th edition of the ASF’s popular conference and community series will take place 24 February-2 March 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, with the following agenda:
24-25 February: pre-conference trainings, BarCamp, and Hackathon activities
26-28 February: main conference + expo, evening events, BOFs, and MeetUps
1-2 March: post-conference sprints, workshops, and team building events”
ApacheCon is not to be missed by those who understand the importance of open source software and its effects on the rest of the technology industry. The importance of open source cannot be understated. Open source components are the building blocks of the next generation of technologies. Also, companies like LucidWorks make open source immediately beneficial to the masses through intuitive out-of-the-boxes solutions.
Emily Rae Aldridge, December 18, 2012
December 12, 2012
The fourth installation of the open source search conference Lucene Revolution is headed to San Diego in 2013. LucidWorks continues to be the primary sponsor of the event. The call for speakers is still open and details are included in the full announcement, “Lucene Revolution 2013 to be held in San Diego.”
The release begins:
“Lucene Revolution 2013 will take place at The Westin San Diego on April 29 – May 2, 2013. Many of the brightest minds in open source search will convene at this 4th annual Lucene Revolution to discuss topics and trends driving the next generation of search. The conference will be preceded by two days of Apache Lucene, Solr and Big Data training. The call for speakers opens on November 12, 2012.”
The program will focus on Lucene and Solr training as well as tackling the issue of Big Data in the enterprise. Open source software has a key role to play in these discussions, make sure you are a part of this networking opportunity for developers and end-users alike. Register, or find more details about the event, at LuceneRevolution.org.
Emily Rae Aldridge, December 12, 2012
November 30, 2012
Lucene Revolution is a yearly conference devoted to open source technologies, particularly Apache Lucene and Solr. For five consecutive years, LucidWorks has been the main sponsor of the event, beefing up it reputation for open source support for developers, committers, and end users. The Lucene Revolution Web site makes the announcement:
“LucidWorks is proud to present the biggest open source conference dedicated to Apache Lucene/Solr. We have have succesfully hosted five conferences in the US (Lucene Revolution) and in Europe (Lucene Eurocon). Lucene Revolution 2013 will be held at The Westin San Diego on April 29 – May 2, 2013. The call for speakers is now open.”
Two-day training workshops precede the conference, focusing on the topics of “Scaling Search with Big Data and Solr,” “Solr Unleashed,” and “Solr Under the Hood.” There are many reasons to attend Lucene Revolution 2013, not the least of which is the opportunity to network with and learn from other developers. LucidWorks continues to match their actions to their words by supporting the open source community in word and deed. Do not miss your opportunity to attend this flagship event.
Emily Rae Aldridge, November 30, 2012
November 24, 2012
Short honk: I sat through a presentation by a European futurist. I enjoyed the inclusion of the Gangnam horsey dance. But the highlight of the presentation by self described “futurist, author, and CEO of the Futures Agency” Gerd Leonhard was the title of the presentation:
Big Data, Big Mobile, Big Social. Big Bucks. Big Noise. Big Machines. The Future of the Internet.
In case you want to get the nuggets, click this link.
Other notable conference highlights included three fire alarms between 4 am and 5 30 am on November 20, 2012, interesting Internet connectivity, and the repetition of the phrase “big data”. I thought I was listening to a high-tech version of the non Gangnam style tune “99 Bottles of Beer.”
Big. Repetitive too.
Stephen E Arnold, November 24, 2012
November 9, 2012
I learned yesterday that LucidWorks will host a one day intensive Solr training session. The full day session covers what’s new in Solr 4.0, including a functional overview and deep dive into SolrCloud, followed by an expert panel discussion and open lab/workshop. LucidWorks is the leader in enterprise open source search solutions. The company’s technology, engineering team, and customer service sets the company apart.
There will be a Boot Camp training event in Reston, Virginia, on November 14, 2012. Erik Hatcher and Erick Erickson to learn how Solr 4.0 dramatically improves scalability, performance, and flexibility. An overhauled Lucene underneath sports near real-time (NRT) capabilities allowing indexed documents to be rapidly visible and searchable. Lucene’s improvements also include pluggable scoring, much faster fuzzy and wildcard querying, and vastly improved memory usage. These Lucene improvements automatically make Solr much better, and Solr magnifies these advances with “SolrCloud.”
Paul Doscher, president of LucidWorks, told me:
Attendees will learn how to use SolrCloud to transform your existing Solr application into a highly scalable, fault tolerant solution with distributed indexing and search capabilities. The session will include demonstrations of SolrCloud in action. Some of the details covered will include configuring and tuning your own cluster. The presenters will detail how Solr 4.0 can be used as a NoSQL store, how to do near real time search at scale, and provide some tips and technical tips for maintaining a Solr cluster over the long term. This session will put the attendee on the path to becoming knowledgeable in SolrCloud configuration, scaling, monitoring and tuning. One of the highlights of the session is a review of the differences between the previous versions of Solr.
The training event features a breakfast in the morning and a happy hour after the session. You can sign up at http://goo.gl/voA7r. This strikes me as a must attend event.
Stephen E Arnold, November 9, 2012
November 8, 2012
We just learned that Smartlogic and Kapow Tech have rescheduled their “content intelligence” webinar. The webinar “MCT Unlocks the Value of Big Data Using Text Analytics” will be held on November 15 at 1 pm Eastern time. To sign up, click this link. If you already are participating, make sure you note the time change.
Stephen E Arnold, November 8, 2012