The Search Relevance Conference!

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Haystack US 2024 - Week of 22nd April

Haystack US 2024 was held in Charlottesville, Virginia, the home of OpenSource Connections, during the week of April 22nd. It was an amazing week of search and AI:

  • If you're just starting in search, consider joining our first all-day workshop How To Improve Search When You Don’t Have A Search Team on Monday 22nd April, taught by the team at OpenSource Connections
  • We'll have an informal social event on Monday evening (TBC)
  • Main conference days Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th April:
    • Conference talks by speakers from Moody's, AWS OpenSearch, MongoDB, Reddit, Yelp, Elastic & more - check out our draft schedule
    • Conference Dinner Tuesday 23rd (included in your conference ticket)
    • Sponsored Birds of a Feather Dinners Wednesday 24th thanks to the generosity of Elastic, Pinecone and OpenSource Connections (signup link provided on your ticket)
  • Stay in town for more workshops & a hackday on Thursday 25th April:
    • Find out how to Measure Search & AI with a workshop taught by the team at OpenSource Connections
    • Unfortunately due to family illness this workshop has been cancelled.Learn about AI in Search UX: A Framework for Product Design with a workshop taught by UX expert Greg Nudelman
    • We'll also organise a free Search Hackday - come and work in a group on some shared search problems (signup link provided on your ticket)

Get your tickets for the conference and workshops here

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We’re also running regular Haystack LIVE Meetups featuring talks on search and relevance - and you can submit a talk here.

Haystack is the conference for improving search relevance. If you're like us, you work to understand the shiny new tools or dense academic papers out there that promise the moon. Then you puzzle how to apply those insights to your search problem, in your search stack. But the path isn't always easy, and the promised gains don't always materialize.

Haystack is the conference for organizations where search, matching, and relevance really matters to the bottom line. For search managers, developers, relevance engineers & data scientists finding ways to innovate, see past the silver bullets, and share what actually has worked well for their unique problems. Please come share and learn!

Why we created the Haystack conference series.