Five Reasons ACTIVATE Conference Speakers Can’t Wait to Attend
In an echo of the principles of the open source community, ACTIVATE speakers attend the conference not only to present their knowledge, but to learn from fellow practitioners of search and AI. In the countdown to the conference, we checked in with five speakers, some who have attended in the past and some who haven’t, to see what they’re looking forward to and what in particular they’re most excited about this year.
1. Erica Lesyshyn, EBSCO Information Services
“Networking with other engineers and learning from their experiences. We are often faced with similar challenges and it is fascinating to see different approaches to the same problem.”
2. Asim Hafeez, Moody's Analytics
“Learning how Solr/Fusion is being adopted by different companies, and learning about new feature sets that are being released for the Fusion/Solr stack.”
3. Radu Gheorghe, Sematext Group Inc.
“Learning from other talks. I felt like a sponge last year absorbing information about Machine Learning.”
4. Amrit Sarkar, Lucidworks
“Meeting, sharing ideas, and learning from the leaders and practitioners of the search and AI engineering industry today. ACTIVATE is a one of a kind conference that provides this opportunity.”
5. Andrzej Wislowski, Allegro.pl
“Attending talks by leaders of online services like Uber, Airbnb, or Bloomberg, as well as talks by Lucidworks speakers, which are always very inspiring.”
ACTIVATE Announces Keynotes From Forrester, AWS, and Overstock.com