I'd like a basic session as well. Something for people like me that hear Solr is great, but aren't even sure exactly what it is.
Also, is there a conference price, or is it just the hotel room? I can't find anything on the website price wise other than $119/night for the hotel.
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----- "Declan Fleming" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi - I understand that getting a package up and running can be fairly
> quick, but going over simple (then complex) examples really helps me
> fully understand what's happening. Remember those "perl by Example"
> books? I loved that approach to showing concretely what happens
> step of the way. It probably seems dead simple once you've climbed
> learning curve, I just haven't had the time committed to do that yet,
> especially in a space with people who could help me.
> Yes, it IS all about me. ;)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> Gabriel Farrell
> Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 4:11 PM
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> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] preconference proposals
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 02:47:42PM +0000, Jodi Schneider wrote:
> > If you'd be up for it Erik, I'd envision a basic session in the
> > Some of us (like me) have never gotten Solr up and running.
> > Then the afternoon could break off for an advanced session.
> > Though I like Bess's idea, too! Would that be suitable for a
> > breakout? Not sure I'd want to pit it against Solr advanced
> The preconfs should be as inclusive as possible, but I'm wondering if
> the Solr session might be more beneficial if we dive into the
> particulars right off the bat in the morning. There are only a few
> steps to get Solr up and running -- it's in the configuration for our
> custom needs that the advice of a certain Mr. Hatcher can really be
> You're right, though, that the NGC thing sounds more like a BOF
> I'd support that in order to attend a full preconf day of Solr.