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From Trey Grainger <solrt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Welcome Alessandro Benedetti as a Lucene/Solr committer
Date Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:54:52 GMT
Congrats, Alessandro!

-Trey

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 10:36 AM Ignacio Vera <iverase@gmail.com> wrote:

> Welcome Alessandro!
>
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 3:21 PM Namgyu Kim <kng0828@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Congrats and welcome! Alessandro :D
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 11:10 PM Michael Sokolov <msokolov@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Welcome Alessandro!
>>>
>>> On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 3:25 PM Alessandro Benedetti <
>>> a.benedetti@sease.io> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!
>>>> I already know most of you but for all the others here's my brief bio :)
>>>>
>>>> I am Italian (possibly the only other italian in addition to Tommaso)
>>>> and I have been living in the UK for the last 7 years.
>>>> I am currently based in London.
>>>> I started working with Apache Solr back in 2010 (and a few months later
>>>> with Apache Lucene), my first project was a search API that translated the
>>>> Verity query language to Lucene syntax, at the time I was a junior software
>>>> engineer with a background in Information Retrieval research at Roma3
>>>> university.
>>>> Since then I have explored a lot of different use cases for Apache
>>>> Lucene/Solr and I spent more and more time studying and working with the
>>>> internals, across various companies and positions.
>>>> My favourite projects in my career have been the design and
>>>> implementation of a Semantic Search engine called Sensify (when I was
>>>> working in a small and cohesive R&D team in Zaizi, with spanish friends
and
>>>> colleagues from Seville), the Apache Solr Learning To Rank plugin from
>>>> Bloomberg (and integrations/applications) and the Rated Ranking Evaluator
>>>> project (an Open Source library for Search Quality Evaluation we
>>>> contributed back to the community).
>>>> In 2016 I founded my own company, Sease where we try to build a bridge
>>>> between Academia and the industry through Open Source software in the
>>>> domain of Information Retrieval.
>>>>
>>>> As David mentioned my main areas of contribution in Apache Lucene/Solr
>>>> have been the More Like This, the Learning To Rank plugin, Synonyms
>>>> expansion and the Suggester component.
>>>> I have a lot of ideas in my to do list, so stay tuned, we'll have a lot
>>>> to discuss and innovate !
>>>>
>>>> It is a pleasure to join this group and I am sure we'll do great things
>>>> together :)
>>>>
>>>> Cheers
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --------------------------
>>>> Alessandro Benedetti
>>>> Search Consultant, R&D Software Engineer, Director
>>>> www.sease.io
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, 18 Mar 2020 at 13:00, David Smiley <david.w.smiley@gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>
>>>>> Please join me in welcoming Alessandro Benedetti as the latest
>>>>> Lucene/Solr committer!
>>>>>
>>>>> Alessandro has been contributing to Lucene and Solr in areas such as
>>>>> More Like This, Synonym boosting, and Suggesters, and other areas for
>>>>> years.  Furthermore he's been a help to many users on the solr-user mailing
>>>>> list and has helped others through his blog posts and presentations about
>>>>> search.  We look forward to his future contributions.
>>>>>
>>>>> Congratulations and welcome!  It is a tradition to introduce yourself
>>>>> with a brief bio, Alessandro.
>>>>>
>>>>> ~ David Smiley
>>>>> Apache Lucene/Solr Search Developer
>>>>> http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidwsmiley
>>>>>
>>>>

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