Haystack on Tour – a free search event in Kraków with edrone & OSC

Join OpenSource Connections, founders of the Haystack search relevance conference, and Polish e-commerce CRM experts edrone for a day of search enlightenment – learn how to build great data-driven search applications, find out how to build powerful voice search experiences and look forward to the future of search powered by vectors and machine learning. Please note this is an in-person event.

Search experts René Kriegler & Charlie Hull from OpenSource Connections draw on their multiple decades of experience working with some of the world’s most innovative companies to teach you how you create and tune powerful and accurate search engines. We’ll consider the core challenges of search, how to measure search quality and what tools and techniques are available. Atita Arora of OSC will look at how vector search may change the game and tell you what you need to know about this growing trend. Piotr Stachowicz from edrone will explain the challenges and opportunities of mobile voice search in eCommerce. Arek Flinik will share UX lessons learned from implementing search functions in commercial voice applications. Finally, Zbyszko Papierski willl talk about content deduplication while contrasting the “vector” vs “keyword” approach.

This will be a free event, hosted by and sponsored by edrone and OpenSource Connections GmbH. The event is aimed at search product owners, search relevance engineers, data scientists & machine learning engineers working on search applications for e-commerce and other domains, as well as e-commerce owners and managers. The day will feature talks, networking and discussion and will conclude with a BarCamp where we will split into groups to talk about subjects chosen during the day by attendees. Overall, this event is a chance to meet others facing similar challenges, share solutions and techniques and to learn from experts in the field.

Doors open at 13.30 CET, talks start at 14.00 and the BarCamp will run from 17.50-19.30. The event will conclude at 22.00 with food and drinks provided from 19.00.

Please note the event will be recorded and photographs will be taken.

You can also join 3200 other search enthusiasts in the free Relevance Slack community to continue the discussion.

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Draft Agenda

13:30Doors open for registration
14:00 – 15:00Intro: Charlie Hull: “Why is search still so hard to get right?”
Rene Kriegler: “Towards systematic search quality improvement”
15:00 – 15:10Break / Generate Topics for Barcamp
15:10 – 15:40Piotr Stachowicz: “Voice Search –  challenges & opportunities”
15:40 – 16:10 Arek Flinik (Lekta.AI): “Searching in the real world: why people not always want what they say they want – UX lessons learned from implementing search functions in commercial voice applications”
16:10 – 16:30Break for finger food / Generate Topics for Barcamp
16:30 – 17:00Atita Arora: “Vectorise your E-commerce Search”
17:00 – 17:30Zbyszko Papierski: “Content deduplication: vector vs keyword approaches
17:30 – 17:50Aggregate topics & vote for Barcamp topics
17:50 – 19:30Barcamp (Food available from 19:00)

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