2nd Elasticsearch Sydney Meetup


Mar 17, 2014, 7:30 – 10:30 AM


About this event

Many thanks to our friends at Atlassian for hosting us once again, plus providing the refreshments. Come hungry for both knowledge & noms!

For the second Elasticsearch Sydney meetup, we'll welcome Britta Weber and Lee Hinman, Software Engineers at Elasticsearch, Inc.


6:30 PM: Doors open & refreshments are served

7:00 PM: Talks begin, including ample time for Q&A. Please be aware that due to security restrictions, the doors will close at this time and there will be no more admittance. 

8:00 PM: Talks conclude

8:30 PM: Wrap up and head homewards

Talk Information:

Custom Scoring Functions in Elasticsearch

In this presentation, Britta Weber will start with a quick introduction to the inner workings of document scoring in Apache Lucene. She will then walk through the different options within Elasticsearch to define custom scores for your documents.

Introduction to Logstash

Logstash, an open source tool for centralizing and managing events & logs, may very well be a sysadmin’s best friend. In this talk, Lee Hinman will provide an introduction to Logstash, including an architectural and plugin ecosystem overview and a quick look at setting it up. He’ll conclude with a brief discussion of how Logstash interfaces with Elasticsearch and Kibana to provide you with more happiness as you manage your log data.

Speaker Bios:

Britta Weber was lured away from a career in academic research on image processing by all that’s awesome in Elasticsearch. She joined the company in May 2013 as a software engineer in the company’s Berlin office. When not writing code and thinking about machine learning, she enjoys singing renaissance madrigals. You can follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/a2tirb

Lee Hinman is a big fan of Clojure. After a gig at Sonian, he joined Elasticsearch as a software engineer in August 2013. He will soon be moving to Elasticsearch’s EU HQ in Amsterdam, where he looks forward to writing more code and eating better cheese. You can follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/thnetos

Venue Information:

Access to the Atlassian offices are via Wynyard St, just off George St. There are a set of doors leading into the ground floor in the middle of the building and someone from Atlassian will be letting people up to the meeting room. 



Monday, March 17, 2014
7:30 AM – 10:30 AM UTC

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