Elasticsearch at GetHuman and Swoop


Dec 4, 2013, 11:00 PM – Dec 5, 2013, 1:00 AM


About this event

Join us for our last 2013 meetup. Two companies are graciously sharing their Elasticsearch use cases with us. Food and refreshments will be provided:

MEANE - Adding ElasticSearch to the MEAN Stack (GetHuman)

Presenter: Jeff Whelpley, Chief Architect at GetHuman.com, former Enterprise Architect at Wells Fargo and CTO of MESH01. Currently working on building out the new full stack JavaScript platform for GetHuman.com

When we started to revamp GetHuman.com, we started with one simple technical focus: JavaScript. We started off using the MEAN stack (MongoDB - Express - AngularJS - Node.js), but eventually decided to add ElasticSearch as well. This talk will explore the reasons why we chose ElasticSearch, how we integrated it to our core Mongo database and some learning lessons we picked up along the way.

Revolutionizing Search Advertising at Swoop

Presenter: Simeon Simeonov is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is the founding CTO of Swoop, a startup that brings the power of search advertising to content. You can learn more about Sim at http://sim.vc/atswoop

The team at Swoop believes that traditional online advertising is destroying the Web, one irrelevant ad at a time. The Swoopers could have ignored the problem and built a blockbuster mobile app for real-time video chat with aliens from the Multiverse. They didn't. Instead, they purposefully violated almost every rule of adtech in order to serve users better. Swoop's search advertising platform engages tens of millions of users 10x deeper using only a fraction of the pixels wasted by traditional ads. Swoop runs on passion, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, Redis, daring feats of code craftsmanship, a steady supply of potent beverages and many late nights crunching user engagement metrics. 



December 4 – 5, 2013
11:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


  • Lindsay Hill

    Community Organizer

  • Dan Morgan

    Community Organizer

  • Richard Juknavorian

    IT Squared

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