Powering Customer Experiences with Elastic

For more than a decade Jeremy has been fascinated with the use of search-based technologies as the primary driver of customer experiences. In this talk, he will reflect on his experience with two live projects for major publishers taking this approach with the Elastic Stack. Lead Developer Matt Frater will then demonstrate the concepts being used at Fairfax Media in new applications such as the well-known GoodFood app and site.

Jeremy Kelaher

Jeremy's first love is working with talented content and product creators and finding new ways to connect them to loyal audiences. A diverse career spanning development, business analysis and agile management has cumulated in a series of senior roles in media technology architecture and strategy. His most recent role is Head of Architecture for Product Technology at Fairfax Media, publisher of hundreds of News, Commercial, Lifestyle and Community apps and sites. You can find him at https://au.linkedin.com/in/jeremykelaher

Matt Frater

Matt trained originally as a graphic designer, before realising his lifelong obsession with computers could lead to a career as a web/API developer. Over the years he has contributed to IT projects large and small for a diverse range of industries including insurance, commercial property sales, graduate careers and media. Currently Matt is a senior developer for the Content API team at Fairfax Media, where he wrangles daily with Ruby, Elasticsearch and NodeJS, to name just a few. You can find him online at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattfrater