Yonik Seeley is the creator of Solr and Heliosearch. He is an expert in distributed search systems architecture and performance. Yonik has been a prolific Lucene/Solr committer, a member of the Lucene/Solr PMC, and a member of the Apache Software Foundation. Yonik’s work experience includes Heliosearch (founder), LucidWorks (co-founder), CNET Networks, BEA and Telcordia. He earned his M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.