Journey to the SOLR system

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Jun 14, 2019

Bryan Miller

In the beginning, we searched our Drupal-based University websites using the Google Search Appliance. Until one day, the big yellow servers stopped arriving. We then embarked on a journey to replace the deprecated product with a new solution. Searching far and wide through the universe, we settled upon a solution that would integrate well with our existing multi-site Drupal installation. Join us on our tour where we will present our challenges and what made us gravitate towards a Drupal-Solr integration.

Bryan Miller
Application Manager, Ottawa
I am a Technical Project manager with the University of Ottawa’s web services team. Has been active in web development and content management systems since 2003. Championed the universities Drupal adoption project which began in 2011. Currently helping the university to work towards its next Drupal migration and to leverage other open source tools such as SOLR.

https://drupalnorth.org/en/session/journey-solr-system

Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as a freelance Drupal developer.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.