My name is Liam Darmody and I am with Revolution Health Group, an exciting new start-up in Washington, DC founded by Steve Case. I am not contacting you to try and solicit business, but rather, I wanted to see if you might be able to offer some advice.
We are currently in the final stages of putting together a portal that we will be releasing to the public. Upon completion, the portal will serve as an all-in-one place for healthcare information that is readily available and easily accessible to patients. We think what we’re doing is pretty cool, and we’re always trying to make it better. To try and visualize what we’re doing, think “aol + myspace + webMD = Revolution Health Group.” Given the success of those three, we think RHG is going to be a big hit!
Part of our portal has a pretty intense search app, obviously, and we have been utilizing Lucene to maximize our success. From what our developers tell me, it’s great!!!
Alas, I am looking for talented developers familiar with Lucene and I figured I would inquire to you about the community. Since we are developing our product in Ruby on Rails, I know that Open Source development communities are tightly knit, and I wanted to know if that applied to Lucene as well. Thought perhaps you could help me out!
Hope all is well at Yahoo! and I do hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks so much!
Revolution Health Group
Paul Santinelli here. I think you may have caught up with my partner Michael Skok. Let me know if you have some time to discuss Lucene. I’d like to get your opinion on all these search projects seeming to launch around Lucene.
Let me know if you are around in SF over the next few weeks.
Am not sure i am allowed to post here! I hope so. I have a client in the San Francisco Bay Area who needs somone who know Lucene inside and out (at least very in-depth). This is a full-time/permanent position. Would appreciate the opportunity to speak with anyone who is interested or can help in the search! Thank you so much,
I am giving a talk in about a month where I’d like to review
arguments for search/crawling “transparency.” i first heard
some of these themes from you, before Nutch. i’ve
run across your talk slides to IIIA-2006 but i was wondering
if you have anything else to say these days?
I am not sure of a better way to get in touch with you. I am moderating a panel on the Future of Open Source Data Grids at the CFP 2008 Open Source Grid and Cluster Conference, May 15th, 1:30pm – 3:00pm, in Oakland, California. I’d like to ask if you’d be interested in participation, or suggest someone who can represent Hadoop in your stead. Other confirmed participants are Nikita Ivanov of GridGain, Neva Perry of OpenSpaces and Daniel Templeton of Sun’s Hedeby project.
I’m working on a MFA in Electronic Media. I’m interested in using Nutch to find data that will be ultimately used in an installation in a gallery. I was wondering if I could contact you regarding some questions I have…
I found your blog via the Twitter account ‘@ethicaldata’. Your Twitter was the only account that it followed, so I was wondering if you owned it? I’m interested in using that Twitter handle for a research project if it’s idle and you have no use for it. It’d be great if you could get in touch.