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Thursday, October 18 • 1:15pm - 1:55pm
100 Billion Documents And Counting: Rebuilding Message Search at Slack

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Slack kicked off a project in 2017 to migrate our message search index from an old-school Solr 4 cluster to the latest and greatest release of SolrCloud. It took us about a year to get the new system launched, and we learned a ton about Solr along the way. Come listen to our stories, learn from our experiences, laugh at our mistakes, and see what we have in store for Slack search on Solr in the years to come.

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John Gallagher

Software Engineer, Slack
John Gallagher is a Software Engineer on the Search Infrastructure at Slack, where he is focused on search quality and data scalability.  Prior to Slack, John worked on search and infrastructure teams at Foursquare and researched concurrent systems.
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Josh Wills

Software Engineer, Slack
Josh Wills is a software engineer at who has worked on Slack's configuration and experimentation system, search infrastructure, and data infrastructure. He is a recovering manager, having formerly led the data engineering team at Slack and the data science team at Cloudera, a member... Read More →

Thursday October 18, 2018 1:15pm - 1:55pm EDT
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