I wanted to do a quick PSA for anyone who may have missed the announcement
last month to let you know the call for speakers is currently open
May 8th*, for Activate 2019 (the Search and AI Conference), focused on the
Apache Solr ecosystem and the intersection of Search and AI:
The Activate Conference will be held September 9-12 in Washington, D.C.
The conference, rebranded last year from "Lucene/Solr Revolution", is
expected to grow considerably this year, and I'd like to encourage all of
you working on advancements in the Lucene/Solr project or working on
solving interesting problems in this space to consider submitting a talk if
you haven't already. There are tracks dedicated to Solr Development,
AI-powered Search, Search Development at Scale, and numerous other related
topics - including tracks for key use cases like digital commerce - that I
expect most on this list will find appealing.