René leads OSC’s e-commerce practice. He has worked in search for almost 15 years, including projects for top 10 German e-commerce sites. His technological focus is on open source search technologies such as Solr, Elasticsearch and Lucene. He maintains the Querqy library for query rewriting and is co-initiator of the Chorus project, an open source software stack for search. René is co-founder and main organiser of MICES, a community event on e-commerce search.