About Me

Hi, my name is Rafał Kuć, I’m a father of two great kids and a husband. Professionally I’m a software engineer currently concentrated on search. I work in a Sematext where I hold the position of trainer, consultant and a software engineer developing mainly in Java, Kotlin and GoLang.

I started my career as a software engineer more then 16 years ago and I’m involved in search for more then 13 years now helping organizations introducing Lucene, Solr and Elasticsearch (and the whole stack) into mission critical parts of their systems using both out of the box or custom built functionalities.

Being involved in open source, in my opinion, means that I should also try to share the knowledge, which I do by giving conference talks, writing books and various blog posts.

I run Solr.pl – site dedicated to Apache Solr where I try to share the knowledge in English and Polish.

I’m also a co-organizer of JSession, successful Białystok JVM community meetup.