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Rafał Kuć is a born team leader and software developer. Working as a consultant and a software engineer at Sematext Group, Inc. where he concentrates on open source technologies such as Apache Lucene, Solr, and ElasticSearch. He has more than 14 years of experience in various software branches—from banking software to e–commerce products. He is mainly focused on Java, but he is open to every tool and programming language that will make the achievement of his goal easier and faster. Rafał is also one of the founders of the solr.pl site where he tries to share his knowledge and help people with their problems with Solr and Lucene. He is also a speaker for various conferences around the world such as Lucene Eurocon, Berlin Buzzwords, ApacheCon, Lucene/Solr Revolution, Velocity, and DevOps Days.
Rafał began his journey with Lucene in the 2002 and it wasn’t love at first sight. When he came back to Lucene in late 2003, he revised his thoughts about the framework and saw the potential in search technologies. Then Solr came and this was it. He started working with ElasticSearch in the middle of 2010. Currently Lucene, Solr, ElasticSearch, and information retrieval are his main points of interest.
Rafał is also the author of the Solr Cookbook series, Elasticsearch Server and its second edition, and the first and second edition of Mastering ElasticSearch, all published by Packt Publishing.