LucidWorks' Will Hayes to Present "Crowd Sourcing Reflective Intelligence" at Big Data TechCon

Oct 14, 2013, 08:00 ET from LucidWorks

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


LucidWorks, the company transforming the way people access information, today announced that Will Hayes, chief product officer at LucidWorks, will be speaking at Big Data TechCon, October 15-17, 2013, at the Burlingame Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, Calif. Big Data TechCon features practical, how-to classes and tutorials for IT and Big Data professionals, including database and business analysts, developers, software architects, data scientists, and project managers. Hayes will lead a workshop entitled Crowd Sourcing Reflective Intelligence, a tutorial and set of real life use cases. Attendees will learn how to use enterprise search to turn static data into self-learning content that can improve recommendations and lead to better user experiences. Hayes will also present a Lightning Talk, A Million Little Pieces – And the Power of Enterprise Search to Build Them into Something Useful.


Search has quickly evolved from being an extension of the data warehouse to being run as a real-time decision processing system. It is also increasingly being used to gather intelligence on multi-structured data, leveraging distributed platforms such as Hadoop in the background.

Crowd Sourcing Reflective Intelligence will provide details on how search engines can be abused to use not text, but mathematically derived tokens to build models that implement reflected intelligence. In such a system, intelligent or trend-setting behavior of some users is reflected back at other users. More importantly, the mathematics of evaluating these models can be hidden in a conventional search engine like Solr, making the system easy to build and deploy.

Attendees will gain insights and skills that they can immediately put into effect in their jobs, to improve their data-driven applications:

  • How to integrate Apache Solr/Lucene with Hadoop
  • How to loop crowd-sourced search behavior back into analysis to create and deploy constantly self-correcting models
  • How these models can respond with intelligent behavior in real time

"Big Data TechCon is an opportunity for professionals implementing and analyzing Big Data to get some practical, hands-on training that can accelerate their projects and prevent missteps," said Will Hayes, chief product officer at LucidWorks. "I look forward to sharing some of the self-learning marvels of search, to help attendees enrich their big data to provide stronger recommendations and improve the user experience."


Burlingame Hyatt Regency
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California, USA 94010
Phone: +1-650-347-1234
Fax: +1-650-696-2669


Crowd Sourcing Reflective Intelligence
Wednesday, October 16
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

A Million Little Pieces – And the Power of Enterprise Search to Build Them into Something Useful
October 15
During the lightning talk sessions, 5:15 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Register online at

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About LucidWorks

LucidWorks transforms the way people access information to enable data-driven decisions. LucidWorks is the only company that delivers enterprise-grade search development platforms built on the power of Apache Lucene/Solr open source search. Employing one quarter of the Core Committers to the Apache Lucene/Solr project, LucidWorks is the largest supporter of open source search in the industry. LucidWorks Search delivers unmatched scalability to billions of documents, with sub-second query and faceting response time. LucidWorks Big Data tightly integrates key Apache projects needed to build and deploy applications requiring access to multi-structured data. Customers include AT&T, ADP, Sears, Ford, Verizon, Cisco, Zappos, Raytheon, The Guardian, The Smithsonian Institution, The Motley Fool, Qualcomm, Taser, eHarmony and many other household names around the world. LucidWorks' investors include Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, Walden International and In-Q-Tel. Learn more about the company at

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