Charlie Hull has been working with open source search engines for 20 years and co-founded Flax, the UK’s leading open source search consultancy. After Flax merged with their US partner OpenSource Connections in 2019, Charlie became a Managing Consultant at OSC, which aims to empower the world’s search teams with its training courses, Haystack conferences and expert consultancy. Charlie is based near Cambridge, U.K.
Charlie is a founder member of The Search Network and the co-author of “Searching the Enterprise” from NOW Publishers. He is a regular conference speaker and host and writes extensively on search strategy.
This talk gives a non-technical introduction to the basics of search engines and why matching user queries to content is harder than it looks. We’ll show how to build a basic search engine using nothing but a pencil and paper! Key takeaways • Understand the stages of building a search engine – analysis, indexing, querying […]