E-commerce Search for Product Managers (MICES, Berlin)

Charlie HullJune 18, 2019

This full day class helps you understand how working on onsite search for e-commerce requires different thinking than other engineering problems. We teach you to measure search quality, take a hypothesis-driven approach to search projects, and safely 'fail fast' towards ever improving business KPIs.

Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Search

Max IrwinMay 29, 2019

Search is a deceptively complex field, where competence is hard-won through training, practice, and experience. In that vein dear friends, I've exhumed the venerable "Falsehoods Programmers Believe" party from 4 years ago to bring you one about, no less, Search.


Haystack - The Search Relevance Conference.

Eric PughApril 24, 2019

Haystack is the conference for improving search relevance. Haystack is the no-holds-barred conference for organizations where search, matching, and relevance really matters to the bottom line.

Why Haystack? Democratizing Search Relevance!

Doug TurnbullJanuary 7, 2019

Why another search conference? Because search relevance shouldn't be locked behind obscure papers and walled gardens. It needs a community of practitioners to freely share solutions, open source tools, and best practices.

An Introduction to Search Quality

Max IrwinNovember 19, 2018

When considering improvements to search in a product or application it is necessary to have a vision of overall quality, which is a combination of three key areas: relevance, experience, and performance. This article explains all three at a high level and why they matter as a whole, and offers some tips to diagnose and attack a spectrum of common search quality issues.


Activate: Search and AI

October 17, 2018

*The* conference focused on Solr now adds an AI element, we've made the pilgrimage since 2010