Comperio is always looking for talented people who are passionate about search technology. Last week, we visited the Department of Informatics at UiO (University of Oslo) to present how we, as Comperians, provide innovative search solutions.
Before the presentation we had a stand and met many computer science students who asked questions about everything from a simple “What’s up?”-question to more complex ones like “What algorithms do you use to calculate ranking in a search result?”.
Later on, we kept a two-hour session for the students. First, we had a presentation about how search technology works showing different types of search scenarios and how it is to work with search solutions. Also, we had one of our interns from this year, Øyvind Wedøe to present his summer project about how it was to make a 100% search-driven website (beta.comperio.no). In the second session, we gave the students a short introduction about the powerful open-source search engine, Elasticsearch, along with a technical workshop where we showed the students how to set up an index, feed it with data and create simple queries against it (you can read more about it here).
After the presentation, we went to a restaurant with the students where we got to know them more and had a good time.