R&D Software Engineer, Search Consultant

Andrea Gazzarini is a curious software engineer, mainly focused on the Java technology.
He strongly loves coding and definitely likes to be considered a developer.

Andrea has more than 15 years of experience in various software engineering areas, from telecommunications to banking. He has worked for several medium- and large-scale companies, such as IBM and Orga Systems.

Andrea has several certifications in the Java programming language (programmer, developer, web component developer, business component developer, and JEE architect), BEA products (build and portal solutions), and Apache Solr (Lucid Apache Solr/Lucene Certified Developer).

In 2009, Andrea stepped into the wonderful world of open source projects, and in the same year, he became a committer for the Apache Qpid project.

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 as a search engineer in many projects ranging in different fields (bibliographic, e-government, e-commerce, geospatial).
In 2015 he wrote “Apache Solr Essentials”, published by Packt Publishing.

Andrea is an open-source lover, he is 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, Search Quality Evaluation

Conference Sessions

“Search Quality Evaluation: Tools and Techniques”
HayStack, October 2018, London

“Search Quality Evaluation: a Developer Perspective”
Apache Lucene/Solr Meetup, June 2018, London

“Hey, what are you doing in my records? Using @Cult Authify for a better understanding of your catalog”
ADLUG 2017 Annual Meeting – Fundación San Pablo Andalucia, Seville

“Practical Linked Data: Risorse, strumenti, utilizzi”
Convegno Stelline 2015 – Milano

“ALIADA: Automatic Publication under Linked Data Paradigm of Library Data”
ADLUG 2014 Annual Meeting – Piazza Armerina

“A proposal for an RDF assembly line”
ADLUG 2013 Annual Meeting – Fundación Sancho El Sablo, Vitoria Gasteiz

“Linking Linked Data”
ADLUG 2012 Annual Meeting – Sala Brunelleschi, Florence


“Apache Solr Essentials” – Packt Publishing, 2015


“Text Retrieval and Search Engines”, 2018
“Lucid Apache Solr / Lucene Certified Developer”, 2012
“Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for JEE 5 Platform”, 2009
“Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE 1.4 Platform”, 2007
“BEA Certified Developer – Build Solutions”, 2006
“BEA Certified Developer – Portal Solutions”, 2006
“JBoss Middlewlare Placement Exam”, 2006
“Sun Certified Business Component Developer”, 2004
“Sun Certified Web Component Developer”, 2004
“Sun Certified Java Developer”, 2003
“Sun Certified Java Programmer”, 2002