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My presentation from XTech this year.

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    Searching the Now Searching the Now Presentation Transcript

    • Searching the Now Josh Lucas EarthLink XTech 2007
    • Searching the Past
    • The Black Box
    • Under the Influence of Crawlers
    • Bigger is Better
    • The Rise of One Box
    • More, More, More
    • Faster, Faster, Faster
    • The Challenge
    • Who Am I ?
    • Where Am I?
    • What Time Is It ?
    • Let’s Build Something
    • How about an XTech Event search engine?
    • create_table :events do |t| t.column :location, :string t.column :date_start, :datetime t.column :date_end, :datetime t.column :summary, :string t.column :description, :string t.column :url, :string t.column :lat, :float t.column :lng, :float end
    • Real-Time Data
      • Pingerati ( http://www.pingerati.net )
      • Microformats ( http://www.microformats.org )
      • Mofo ( http://mofo.rubyforge.org )
    • <div class=&quot;en_session_title summary&quot; > <a href=&quot;http://2007.xtech.org/public/schedule/detail/161&quot; class=&quot; url uid&quot;>Searching the Now</a> </div> <div class=&quot;en_session_roominfo&quot;> <span class=&quot;en_session_topics&quot;> <a href=&quot;http://2007.xtech.org/public/schedule/topic/1&quot;> Applications</a> </span> <span class=&quot;en_session_room location &quot;> Louvre-Palais Royal</span> <span class=&quot;uf_timing&quot;> <abbr class=&quot; dtstart dtstamp&quot; title=&quot;20070518T0900&quot;></abbr> <abbr class=&quot; dtend &quot; title=&quot;20070518T0945&quot;> </abbr> </span> </div>
    • require 'mofo' def index lat = 48.8583 lng = 2.2945 url = params[:url] cal = hCalendar.find url cal.each do |c| e = Event.new(:summary => c.summary, :url => c.url, :lat => lat, :lng => lng, :date_end => c.dtend, :date_start => c.dtstart, :location => c.location, :description => c.description).save end @num = cal.size end
    • Indexing and Searching
      • Lucene ( http://lucene.apache.org )
      • Solr ( http://lucene.apache.org/solr/ )
      • Ferret ( http://ferret.davebalmain.com/trac )
      • acts_as_ferret ( http://projects.jkraemer.net/acts_as_ferret/wiki )
    • class Event < ActiveRecord::Base acts_as_ferret :fields => [ :summary , :description ] end results = Event.find_by_contents(q)
    • Personalization
      • Taste ( http://taste.sourceforge.net/ )
    • Location
      • GeoKit ( http://geokit.rubyforge.org/ )
    • The Future
    • Thanks! Josh Lucas [email_address]