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From Alan Woodward <>
Subject Re: Welcome Michael Sokolov as Lucene/ Solr committer
Date Tue, 14 May 2019 10:06:29 GMT
Congratulations and welcome, Michael!  It’s great to have you on board.

- Alan

> On 13 May 2019, at 20:23, Michael Sokolov <> 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 no longer active), went to a few Lucene/Solr Revolutions (spoke at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 <> 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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