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From Gus Heck <>
Subject Re: Welcome Gus Heck as Lucene/Solr committer
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2018 14:13:28 GMT
Hi all,

Thanks for inviting me to be a committer!

I've enjoyed programming computers for over 30 years now, starting on an
Timex Sinclair 2k (with 16k expansion pack!). Until 2002 programming was a
hobby and a set of high school and college courses that were fun ways to
fulfill requirements. In 2002 faced with extremely low paying and sparse
job prospects I switched career paths from Ecology/Evolution/Ornithology to
Programming. I've been contributing to open source almost from the start. I
contributed several tasks to Apache Ant between 2003 and 2004. In 2010 I
first encountered Solr and 2012 I was given the opportunity to work as an
independent search consultant, thus I founded Needham Software LLC and been
contributing to Lucene/Solr with increasing frequency since 2013 and have
attended the last 5 Revolution/Activate conferences.

My other hobbies include the Game of Go and SCCA Solo style Autocross

Again, thanks for inviting me and I look forward to this enhanced
opportunity to improve Lucene/Solr.


On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 8:22 AM David Smiley <>

> Hi all,
> Please join me in welcoming Gus Heck as the latest Lucene/Solr committer!
> Congratulations and Welcome, Gus!
> Gus, it's traditional for you to introduce yourself with a brief bio.
> ~ David
> --
> Lucene/Solr Search Committer, Consultant, Developer, Author, Speaker
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