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With Steven Bower (Team Lead Search Infrastructure, Bloomberg), Ken LaPorte (Sr Software Enggr, Search Infrastructure, Bloomberg).
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 07:00 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
Work Market, 240 W 37 St, 9th Fl

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Search is a core technology that allows Bloomberg to deliver financial news & information quickly & reliably to our clients. The Search Infrastructure team has created a high performance, stable & scalable search ecosystem to support a large, complex & diverse set of search applications. Providing search as a service to the thousands of developers in this demanding environment required us to take a holistic approach. In this talk we'll discuss both the organizational & technical challenges we've encountered & the approach we've taken to solve them. We'll dive into the details of our platform; from the way we engage with our tenants, interact with the Solr community, to the infrastructure & tools we use to manage, monitor & scale our platform.

Steven BowerTeam Lead, Search Infrastructure, Bloomberg LPSteven has worked for 16 years in the search industry. First as part of the R&D/Services teams at FAST Search & Transfer & then as a principal engineer at Attivio He has participated/lead the delivery of hundreds of search applications & now leads the Search Infrastructure team at Bloomberg LP, providing a search as a service platform for 200+ applications.

Ken LaPorteBloomberg LPSenior Software Engineer, Search InfrastructureKen is a senior software engineer in the Search Infrastructure department at Bloomberg where he works with client teams to leverage Solr to solve business problems. Ken has been active in the search domain for 7 years & has worked on a wide variety of search problems, including e-commerce, geospatial, analytical & free text. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife & son where he can be found constantly working on his house or developing code.

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