Mads Villadsen and I are fortunate enough to be attending code4lib 2011 in early February. Last year our plane was stopped by a snow drift. This year we’re going full paranoia with a planned US-arrival 2 days before the main conference starts.
code4lib 2009 was the best library-oriented conference we’ve been to, so our hopes for 2011 are high. The program certainly looks interesting and one common theme – merging of search results from different sources – is perfectly timed to our current project on merging of Summa and Summon search results. Hopefully we’ll have enough experience by then to do a lightning talk about it.
We will also be attending the pre-conference on Solr and since hierarchical-like faceting seems to be a fairly hot topic this year, we plan to hack together a Solr-based proof of concept of our take on the problem before the conference.