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From Michael Sokolov <msoko...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Welcome Michael Sokolov as Lucene/ Solr committer
Date Tue, 14 May 2019 02:19:02 GMT
Thanks, Yonik!

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 5:21 PM Yonik Seeley <yseeley@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Congrats Mike!
> -Yonik
>
>
> On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 3:23 PM Michael Sokolov <msokolov@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks Dawid, and thank you to everyone who voted to grant me access
>> to this awesome project!
>>
>> I spent many years building full text search web applications serving
>> large texts (especially dictionaries, encyclopedias, and academic
>> journals). I cut my teeth with AltaVista back in 1998, and tried many
>> other search engines before finally coming around to Solr/Lucene.
>>
>> I am pretty sure my first interaction with the Apache Solr/Lucene
>> community was back in 2012, when I was looking to solve a performance
>> problem we encountered highlighting gigantic documents. Since then
>> I've worked on many projects involving Solr and Lucene, and
>> ElasticSearch, and made various contributions, implemented some of my
>> own extensions, made a separate XML query engine based on Solr (Lux -
>> no longer active), went to a few Lucene/Solr Revolutions (spoke at
>> one), and always in the back of my mind was the idea of contributing
>> more actively and becoming a full participant in this thriving open
>> source project. Now I'm really excited that has come to pass, and look
>> forward to digging in even deeper, and helping to keep this thing
>> going.
>>
>> -Mike
>>
>> On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 3:12 PM Dawid Weiss <dawid.weiss@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hello everyone,
>> >
>> > Please join me in welcoming Michael Sokolov as Lucene/ Solr committer!
>> >
>> > Many of you probably know Mike as he's been around for quite a while
>> > -- answering questions, reviewing patches, providing insight and
>> > actively working on new code.
>> >
>> > Congratulations and welcome! It is a tradition to introduce yourself
>> > with a brief bio, Mike.
>> >
>> > Dawid
>>
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