Today is day two of Lucid Imagination’s (news, site) two-day conference, Lucene Revolution in San Francisco. Lucid Imagination, provider of commercial products and services for Apache Lucene and Solar, has managed to attract nearly 500 participants from all over the globe to learn, review case studies and network with their peers about the widely used open source search solution. The second day kicked off with a discussion of extracting value from data big and small.

Lucene Revolution Day Two

After participating in last night's Conga line at the Revolution Party, I'm back for another full day of Lucid Imagination's content packed open source enterprise search conference. Each hour of sessions concludes with a break, but there isn’t much time for practicing your slacking at Lucene Revolution.

Today’s agenda features even more sessions than day one -- 15. The morning’s keynote by Stephen O’Grady of Redmonk focused on the challenges of making data useful, and not just big data, but data of all sizes.

After the keynote, the day splits into four tracks of five sessions including:

  • technical sessions
  • developer content
  • user case studies
  • panels
  • networking opportunities

giving attendees a lot of options for increasing their enterprise search knowledge. The conference is filled with people that have real hands on experience using the platform and discuss it at any depth.

Where will I be today? Look for me in the following sessions:

  • All Data Big and Small
  • Highly Relevant Search Result Ranking for Law Enforcement
  • Extending Solr: Building a Cloud-Like Knowledge Discovery Platform
  • 7 Deadly Sins of Solr
  • Advanced Search and Analytics in 20 Minutes

I might show up a few other places as well.

But, CMSWire is not the only organization making an appearance at Lucene Revolution. Lucene/Solr adopters Yammer, EMC, AT&T, Travelocity,, The Guardian, Yelp, CareerBuilder, Trulia, TheLadders, Intuit, eHarmony, Ebay and many others are in attendance or presenting their lessons learned at the conference.

What’s Next for Lucene Revolution

The next Lucene conference will be dedicated to the European community of Lucene/Solr users. Apache Lucene Eurocon will be held in Barcelona in October 2011. Yesterday, Lucid announced a call for papers for the conference.

Are you in attendance? Do you plan on attending the next conference? Let us know.