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Thursday, September 14 • 3:10pm - 3:50pm
Search Relevance Organizational Maturity Model
In this talk, Eric Pugh, long-time Solr practitioner discusses his broad experience across hundreds of organizations delivering smart search. He introduces a maturity model to help think through where your team is on it's road to smarter search.

Smarter search drives value to your business. Delivering search that matches users to the right content (jobs, products, articles, whatever) is what you care about. But organizations often get stuck getting there -- why? Turns out you need quite a number of ingredients to deliver tremendous search: You need the intelligence to understand what users are searching for and whether they're satisfied. You need the domain expertise, infrastructure, and data science to extract meaningful features from your content, user personas, and user queries. Well and more mundanely you need to install, scale, and operate a search engine!

All of this can send your head spinning! This talk will give you the tools to see the search forest for the trees. Come and learn from Eric your next steps on the road to delivering great search!

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Eric Pugh

Solr Guru, OpenSource Connections
Fascinated by the “craft” of software development, Eric Pugh has been heavily involved in the open source world as a developer, committer, and user for the past 5 years. He is an emeritus member of the Apache Software Foundation and lately has been mulling over how we move from... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 3:10pm - 3:50pm
South Seas C