Joint Meetup with Solstice Digital Innovation Meetup


Mar 21, 2019, 11:00 PM – Mar 22, 2019, 1:00 AM


About this event

Join us for a joint meetup with The Solstice Digital Innovation Meetup.

⚠️Please RSVP on their meetup page:

For the fourth in our series of meetups, we are pleased to present two talks on the benefits of Elasticsearch in the enterprise.

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Networking and Dinner
6:30pm - 6:45pm: Opening Remarks
6:45pm - 7:15pm: The Data Game (Scott Gose)
7:15pm - 7:30pm: Break
7:30pm - 8:00pm: Why Search Is Hard (Karl Hampson)

The Data Game
Scott Gose, Elastic
(30 mins)

Given the data in your environment, think of a question. A question you know that can be answered by the data. How hard is it to get the answer? Often times the level-of-effort to get the answer is prohibitive. Many of us face this scenario every day as we're swimming in data, but not answers. As we push to be more data-driven, lowering the level-of-effort to get answers is critical to our success.

In this session, we'll examine a data source and then start asking questions of it. Hypothetical questions at first, but we'll bring in Elastic to turn theory into practice as we ingest the data and leverage Elastic's search & analytics capabilities. We'll explore different options and their tradeoffs during the process. You'll leave feeling confident that you can do the same with your data.

Scott Gose is a Solutions Architect for Elastic. He's focused on helping companies unlock answers in their data by using Elastic. Prior to Elastic, Scott did two tours at Endeca, which was a company that helped pioneer the field of faceted search & navigation. He's also worked professionally as a software developer building iPhone applications and writing back-end services in Go. Scott has a Computer Science degree from the University of Illinois.

Why Search Is Hard
Karl Hampson, Solstice
(30 mins)

With Google continuously shaping expectations around the experience of search, consumers today expect more today than ever before. Most enterprises do not have Google-like resources to deploy on their own search deployments and it can feel virtually impossible to meet these expectations.

With two decades experience in both customer and employee-facing search applications, Solstice Director of AI and Search Expert Karl Hampson will talk about how Google informs our expectations and how you can use this to your advantage. You will learn about the characteristics of the most successful search deployments and how to work with your business and IT stakeholders to best position yourself for success with yours.

Solving Enterprise Data Overload with Elasticsearch
Thursday, March 21, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Please RSVP by 5 PM, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 and please keep your response up to date.
Upon your arrival you will check-in in the lobby using a valid photo ID, please allow extra time for check-in.
To ensure the fastest service at security, please provide your full legal name and the name(s) of any guest(s), in your RSVP prior to the event so we can provide the attendee list to the building
Check in Closes at 6:45 PM, Thursday, March 21, 2019.



March 21 – 22, 2019
11:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


  • Praveen Salitra


    Community Organizer

  • Sri Harsha Datla

    Community Organizer

  • J Coleman


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