TNR Global to present at Apache Lucene Eurocon 2011 in Barcelona

by Karen Lynn

We are happy to announce that TNR Global’s own Michael McIntosh will be presenting at the Apache Lucene Eurocon 2011 in Barcelona this October.  Michael’s talk is titled Enterprise Search:  FAST ESP to Lucene Solr.” His presentation will discuss migration from the FAST ESP platform to a Lucene Solr search platform. There are many reasons an IT department with a large scale search installation would want to move from a proprietary platform to Lucene Solr. In the case of FAST Search, the company’s purchase by Microsoft and discontinuation of the Linux platform has created an urgency for FAST users. Illustrated through actual case studies, the presentation will include challenges and concerns, present solutions and work-arounds to overcome migration issues.

Michael has more than 16 years of experience in large scale systems design and operation, online consumer product development, high volume transaction processing and engineering management. He has extensive experience developing, integrating and maintaining search technology solutions for companies such as FAST Search and Lycos.

We’re excited that Michael will be presenting in Barcelona this fall.  Please introduce yourself if you’re able to go!

Chris Miles Joins TNR Global as Senior Software Engineer

by Karen Lynn

HADLEY, MA–July 18, 2011—TNR Global is pleased to welcome Chris Miles in the role of Senior Software Engineer on TNR’s Search Team. Miles will be responsible for designing and implementing custom enterprise search software for TNR’s clients. Among other projects, Chris will also develop solutions for one of TNR’s largest clients, a publisher of manufacturing parts and vendors. He is proficient in software languages Java, C++, C, Ruby, PHP, and CSS.

Prior to joining TNR Global, Miles was a Senior Systems Analyst at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. He has held consulting roles for CarePaths Inc., and was a Senior Developer for Miller Samuel Inc.

“We’re excited about the addition of Chris to TNR. He brings a wealth software development expertise to our team” said Michael McIntosh, VP of Search Technologies of TNR Global, LLC.

Join us as we extend Chris a warm welcome to the TNR team!