Chris Hostetter is Senior Staff Engineer at Lucid Imagination, a member of the Apache Software Foundation, and serves as a committer on the Apache Lucene/Solr Projects. Prior to joining Lucid Imagination in 2010 to work full time on Solr development, he spent 11 years as a Principal Software Engineer for CNET Networks thinking about searching “structured data” that was never as structured as it should have been. Chris has posted 15 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

Know a Difficult Solr Problem?

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For those of you not following the Lucene Revolution Blog I’ve posted some updates there about Stump The Chump over the last couple of weeks:

The panel of judges who will be lead by moderator Erik Hatcher

The panel members will be doing their best to make me look like a chump while I try to answer questions submitted to stump[at] by folks just like you.

The prizes that will be awarded to folks who do the best job at Stumping me
  • 1st Prize: $100 Amazon gift certificate
  • 2nd Prize: $50 Amazon gift certificate
  • 3rd Prize: $25 Amazon gift certificate

Even if you’ve already solved an interesting problem yourself: submit it to see if I can come up with a solution on the spot. Even if you can’t make it to the conference: submit your question anyway and you can watch me squirm later when we post video of the session on online.

It’s not to late to submit your interesting Solr problem to try and stump me — even if you can’t make it to Boston for the conference.

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