October 12, 2023
SearchStax is excited to join the Drupal community in Lille, France for DrupalCon EU 2023 from Oct. 17 to 20.
We are so excited to reconnect with our friends and colleagues in the Drupal community in EMEA and enjoy all that Lille has to offer – especially some moules frites.
There are two awesome reasons for you to stop by and hang out with us. First off, SearchStax Founder and CEO Sameer Maggon will give a Lightning Talk at the Acquia booth on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 15:00 CET. This is “must watch” content — Sameer will demystify what all the AI jargon means when it comes to search in digital experiences — including concrete, specific examples and use cases and technical considerations you can add to your tool belt. You’ll emerge smarter and better able to evaluate what to look for in these technologies.
The second awesome reason to stop by and spend time with SearchStax is because we’ll be hosting a hands-on workshop on Thursday. Oct. 19, at 10:30AM that shows how to set up SearchStax site search with Drupal.
You’ll learn how to integrate Solr search and configure site search with relevance modeling, related searches, autocomplete, and more with SearchStax Studio. We’ll also build a customized search page using Vue and the SearchStax Search UI components and then add it to Drupal with a custom module.
Site search is a powerful feature and interface that can help get your site visitors to the valuable content and information they’re interested in – but developing, hosting, and designing site search can be a monumental task.
SearchStax makes it easier to add site search to your Drupal site with our Search API integration and prebuilt Search UI libraries. We’ll show you how to quickly get your site content indexed and ready for search. We’ll also go through configuring and customizing Solr search with relevance modeling, autocomplete and spell-checking, and adding search refinements such as related searches, sorting, and facets for a powerful search experience that seamlessly integrates with the rest of your Drupal site.
There seem to be plenty of informative sessions across multiple tracks happening at DrupalCon Lille. Definitely check out the agenda — https://events.drupal.org/lille2023. And don’t forget to stop by the Acquia booth and hang out with the awesome folks there; they are a great SearchStax partner and together we can help you produce world-class digital experiences.