ELK Stack Presentations @ TrueCar

Los Angeles

Aug 27, 2015, 2:00 – 5:00 AM


About this event

Come join us at the Elastic User Los Angeles August Meeting at TrueCar in Santa Monica. 

Russell Foltz-Smith,TrueCar's GM and SVP of Data Products will be presenting.  Also, Elastic Engineers will be onsite for Q&A.


7:00 - 7:30 PM: Food, drinks, mingling

7:30 – 7:45 PM: Upcoming meeting(s), Call for presenters (or venues) and Member Introductions 

7:45 – 8:30 PM: Russell Foltz-Smith from TrueCar

8:30 - 9:00 PM: Q&A with Elastic Engineers

Talk Title: The world is loosely coupled. AKA search is the only UX and everything must be indexed


The finate relational model most of the world runs its applications on is no longer viable for the demands of an ever more connected world.  Loose coupling of data streams dominates the flow and synthesis of the phenomena observed in the world. TrueCar uses elasticsearch extensively throughout its products and operations.  In this talk well go through the specific loosely coupled automotive marketplace and the more general principles in play with all marketplaces and why search is the only UX.  

Speaker Bio:

Russ is the GM and SVP, Data Products at TrueCar. He oversees the creation and operation of the data platform, the industry's leading automotive marketplace intelligence system. Prior to TrueCar Russ held product, business and technical leadership positions focused on large scale search and computational platforms at Wolfram Alpha, InteractiveCorp/IAC, Grind Networks and Business.com. He has launched several startups and helped venture firms evaluate new technologies and startups. Outside of business pursuits he expresses ideas about philosophy, behavior, learning theory through various writing and generative art activities. Russ lives in Marina del Rey, CA with his wife and two daughters where they have started an alternative school for 1st - 8th grade called Acton Academy Venice Beach



Thursday, August 27, 2015
2:00 AM – 5:00 AM UTC


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