Generative AI meets Elastic: Vector and Hybrid Search


Aug 30, 2023, 11:30 PM – Aug 31, 2023, 1:30 AM


About this event

Join us on Wednesday, August 30th, at Thrive Arvada Workplaces for a Denver Elastic User Group meetup. George Kobar (Product Marketing Director at Elastic) will present on Vector Search, followed by networking, pizza, and refreshments.

Please RSVP if you plan on attending so we can provide the venue with an accurate headcount.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, August 30th, from 5:30-7:30 pm


Thrive Workplace - Arvada 

5610 Ward Road #300

Arvada, Colorado 80002


  • 5:30 pm: Doors open; say hi, grab a seat, and eat some food.
  • 6:00 pm: George Kobar's (Product Marketing Director at Elastic) presentation on Vector Search
  • 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm: Networking & refreshments
  • 7:30 pm: Event ends

Talk Abstract:

Elasticsearch: Vector and Hybrid Search - George Kobar, Product Marketing Director at Elastic

Search is not just traditional TF/IDF anymore: the current trend of machine learning and models has opened another dimension for search. This talk gives an overview of:

  • “Classic” search and its limitations
  • What is a model and how you can use it
  • How to use vector search or hybrid search in Elasticsearch
  • Where OpenAI’s ChatGPT or similar LLMs come into play with Elastic

We're hiring on the Elasticsearch - Search Team:

Elasticsearch - Principal Software Engineer (Vector Search, Gen AI): This globally-distributed team of experienced engineers focuses on delivering a robust and feature-rich search experience, including contributing to improving the search experience in Lucene. This is a principal software engineering role that focuses on enhancing the vector similarity search functionality within Elasticsearch, covering the design and implementation of new vector search features, enhancements to existing vector search functionality, and resolving bugs.

Apply today and chat with us more about the open positions at the meetup.



August 30 – 31, 2023
11:30 PM – 1:30 AM UTC


  • George Kobar


    Product Marketing Director


  • Matteo Rebeschini


  • Olivia Petrie

    Community Programs

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