GOTO Amsterdam (June 17-19, 2015) is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 50 top speakers and 500 attendees. The conference covers topics such as AngularJS, Disruption, Docker, Drones, Elasticsearch, Hadoop, Microservices & Scrum.

Presentation: "Wings Stay On or Replacing On Site Search at Wikipedia"

Track: Elasticsearch / Time: Thursday 15:50 - 16:40 / Location: Veilingzaal

The sum total of the requirements: Make the search engine not page people. Users have to like it.

The traffic volume: 870 million full text searches, 3.1 billion find as you type searches a month.

The solution: replace the search system that had heroically powered search for years with on rewritten to use Elasticsearch.

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Nik Everett, Digital Blacksmith at Wikimedia

Nik Everett

Biography: Nik Everett

Nik Everett is a software engineer working for the Wikimedia Foundation and living in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a contributor to MediaWiki and Elasticsearch and maintains two Elasticsearch plugins and one MediaWiki plugin. He's also involved with the Wikidata Project, deploys code at the Wikimedia Foundation, and is a general all-around nice guy.