Road trip to code4lib

We’re going to code4lib 2009 at the end of february! “We” means Mikkel, Mads, Jørn and Toke. None of us has been to code4lib before, but we’re very excited about it. Judging from the website, there will be a bunch of geeks hell bent on making interesting stuff and having fun. Making interesting stuff and having fun is what we do all day at work, but this will be new interesting stuff and new fun.

We’ll be presenting the faceting system used by Summa, more specifically how we’re scaling to a large number of documents and tags. It seems like SOLR is the default choice for a lot of people at the con and since SOLR has its own faceting system, we’ll have to be prepared for some critical questions afterwards. We all love a technical debate, especially when we’re forced to rethink our own strategy, so it’ll be great.

If the computer gods and the organisers of the conference are game, we will also do a lightning talk about Michael’s highly experimental experiment called The SummaSlider.

One little caveat; none of us has been to USA before. We’re kind of scared about customs and the prospect of sitting close to three smelly nerds 2 times 9 hours on the planes. On the other hand, some of us are looking quite forward to the adventure of Mads walking around in his Make them listen! T-Shirt, Jørn selling the rest of us to some gangsters in Central Park, Mikkel getting arrested for being a communist (aka Open Source evangelist) and Toke being fined for jumping naked into snow drifts from the second floor of the hotel.


About Toke Eskildsen

IT-Developer at with a penchant for hacking Lucene/Solr.
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