R&D Software Engineer, Search Consultant
Andrea Gazzarini is a curious software engineer, mainly focused on the Java language and Search technologies.
With more than 15 years of experience in various software engineering areas, his adventure with the search domain began in 2010, when he met Apache Solr and later Elasticsearch... and it was love at first sight.
Since then, he has been involved in many projects across different fields (bibliographic, e-government, e-commerce, geospatial).
In 2015 he wrote "Apache Solr Essentials", a book about Solr, published by Packt Publishing.
He's an opensource lover; he's currently involved in several (too many!) projects, always thinking about a "big" idea that will change his (developer) life.
Specialties: Apache Lucene/Solr, Elasticsearch, Scalable indexing pipelines (Apache Kafka, Apache Storm), Enterprise Integration Patterns, Object Oriented Design & Programming, Functional Programming, Test Driven Development
Open Source: Apache Qpid committer, CumulusRDF committer
Current Research Topics: Text Information Retrieval, Music similarity, Ranking Evaluation