Alan Woodward

Alan Woodward worked for many years at Proquest on a large scale multinode installation of the FAST ESP search engine, and gained skills in managing search applications over hundreds of millions of documents. Alan is a Lucene/Solr Committer.

At Flax Alan has worked on the development of new search technology for a leading UK newspaper publisher and in media monitoring applications. Alan has experience with FAST ESP, Apache Lucene/Solr, OpenText, ElasticSearch, Apache Hadoop and Apache Samza. He is skilled in Java, Python, Ruby on Rails, Perl, PHP and Javascript and has an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.

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