Apache Lucene/Solr Committers
Employing one quarter of the Core Committers to the Apache Lucene/Solr project, Lucidworks is the largest supporter of open source search in the industry.
LucidWorks fundamentally believes in the benefits provided by the Apache Lucene/Solr project. So much so, that we dedicate time from some of our own key employees to work towards the success of this very important open source project. We are pleased to introduce you to our Apache Lucene/Solr team.
Andrzej Białecki has 20 years of experience in software engineering, ranging from system integration, to OS development to information retrieval, to standardization of e-commerce models. He's been actively involved in Open Source since 1997. Currently he's an Apache Lucene/Solr PMC Member, he's also a committer in the Apache Nutch and Apache Hadoop projects. He's also the author of a popular Lucene index inspection utility - Luke. Andrzej holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.
Erick Erickson developed code for almost 30 years and companies ranging in size from less than 15 to 1,500 prior to joining LucidWorks in its Professional Services group. While at LucidWorks, Erick has helped various LucidWorks clients implement Lucene/Solr based solutions for a variety of problems and at a variety of scales. He's been amazed by the number of different problems "search" is being applied to, and how different the definition of "good search" is in different domains. Erick is a Lucene/Solr committer (Yaaaay, he still gets to program!) and regular contributor to the user's list. Erick received his MS from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Twitter handle - @erickson_o
Erik Hatcher is the co-author of "Lucene in Action" as well as co-author of "Java Development with Ant". Erik has been an active member of the Lucene community, a leading Lucene/Solr committer, member of the Lucene/Solr Project Management Committee, member of the Apache Software Foundation as well as a frequent invited speaker at various industry events. Erik earned his B.S. in Computer Science from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
Twitter handle - @ErikHatcher
Chris Hostetter is a Lucene/Solr Committer, and Lucene/Solr PMC Member and Member, Apache Software Foundation. He was previously Principal Software Engineer at CBSi/CNET.
Twitter handle - @_Hossman
Grant Ingersoll is the creator of the Lucene Boot Camp training program, a regularly featured speaker at ApacheCon and other industry events. Grant has been an active member of the Lucene/Solr community – a Lucene/Solr committer, co-founder of the Apache Mahout machine learning project, chairman of the Lucene/Solr Project Management Committee (PMC) as well as a Vice President at the Apache Software Foundation. Grant’s prior experience includes work at the Center for Natural Language Processing at Syracuse University in natural language processing and information retrieval. Grant earned his B.S. from Amherst College in Math and Computer Science and his M.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University, NY.
Twitter handle - @gsingers
Shalin Shekhar Mangar
Shalin started programming when he was 9 years old and was instantly hooked. Shalin graduated with a Bachelors in Information Technology and joined AOL at Bangalore in 2007. Over the last five years at AOL, Shalin worked on a wide variety of projects such as content management systems, vertical search, social/community platforms and anti-spam systems. In his last role at AOL, Shalin helped design and build AOL WebMail's Inbox Search system which uses a highly customized version of Apache Solr to service tens of millions of users and more than a billion index/search operations a day. Shalin has been a committer on Apache Lucene/Solr since 2008.
Steve Rowe is Chair of the Lucene/Solr PMC. He earned his BS in Computer Science from Syracuse University. For ten years, Steve worked on Information Retrieval and NLP research projects at the Center for Natural Language Processing at Syracuse University's iSchool.
Yonik Seeley is the creator of Solr. He is an expert in distributed search systems architecture and performance. Yonik has been a prolific Lucene/Solr committer, a member of the Lucene/Solr PMC, and a member of the Apache Software Foundation. Yonik’s work experience includes CNET Networks, BEA and Telcordia. He earned his M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Twitter handle - @lucene_solr