GOTO is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 90 top speaker and 1300 attendees. The conference cover topics such as .Net, Java, Open Source, Agile, Architecture and Design, Web, Cloud, New Languages and Processes

GOTO Night 3

When: 19. Apr 2012 at 19:00 -


GOTO Night - Shay Banon & Andreas Knecht

We invite you to an interesting GOTO Night on behalf of GOTO Amsterdam.

Date Thursday, 19th April, 2012
Time 19:00 / 7PM
Venue Pakhuis de Zwijger
Room Expo
Address Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam

Costs Free of charge
Snacks & refreshments included
Speakers Shay Banon & Andreas Knecht

Our Goals

  • Present top-notch speakers
  • Network with the Dutch IT community
  • Create awareness of GOTO Amsterdam

There will be no on-site Wireless Internet available.

"ElasticSearch: A Distributed Search Engine" by Shay Banon

In this session we will cover ElasticSearch basic features, including its distributed nature, APIs usage, indexing and searching data, and driving analytics insights from the data. The session will be a full hands on session, no slides, driven by real life usage of ElasticSearch.

Short Bio
Shay Banon is founder of ElasticSearch, an open-source, distributed, RESTful, Search Engine. Previously, Shay was Director of Technology at GigaSpaces Technologies, a leading provider of a new generation of application platforms for Java and .NET environments. Shay also founded in 2004 the Compass project, an open-source Java Search Engine library built on top of Lucene.

"Why collecting user feedback sucks and what you can do about it!" by Andreas Knecht

Getting feedback from the users of your software early is imperative to raise the quality bar. Listening to your customers, testers, and peers can make the difference between shipping the next killer feature or a total dud. Get the inside scoop how Atlassian captures feedback and incorporates it their agile software development process.

Short Bio
Andreas Knecht is a JIRA Team Lead, and has spent the past 5 years working from Atlassian's headquarters in Sydney. Since April 2012 he's relocated to the Atlassian Amsterdam office for 12 months, as part of Atlassian's "developer on support" program, providing customer support for JIRA and working on special support related projects.

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