Haystack - The Search Relevance Conference!

April 10-11, 2018 - Charlottesville, Virginia
Sponsored by OpenSource Connections

Proposals needed by January 19!

Haystack is the conference for improving search relevance. If you're like us, you work to understand the shiny new tools or dense academic papers out there that promise the moon. Then you puzzle how to apply those insights to your search problem, in your search stack. But the path isn't always easy, and the promised gains don't always materialize.

Haystack is the no-holds-barred conference for organizations where search, matching, and relevance really matters to the bottom line. For search managers, developers & data scientists finding ways to innovate, see past the silver bullets, and share what actually has worked well for their unique problems. Please come share and learn!

Welcome topics include
  • Information Retrieval
  • Learning to Rank
  • Query Understanding
  • Semantic Search
  • Applying NLP to search
  • Personalized Search
  • Search UX Strategy: Perceived relevance, smart snippeting
  • Measuring and testing search against business objectives
  • Nuts & bolts: plugins for Solr, Elasticsearch, Vespa, etc
  • Adjacent topics: recommendation systems, entity matching via search, and other topics


Conference cost is $75. That covers breakfast and lunch both days, as well as dinner the first night at a great local beer hall ;-).



OpenSource Connection's headquarters


April 10, 11 from 9-5

Visiting Charlottesville

See hotels and travel guidance on the Tom Tom Festival travel page.

Extend Your Stay

Running concordant with the Haystack conference is the Tom Tom Founders Fest. There's a great Machine Learning conference April 12 and 13 we welcome you to participate in and make it a week of learning!

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