FOSS Backstage Design

René Kriegler

René has worked in search for almost 17 years, including on projects for some of the top 10 German e-commerce sites. He is co-founder and co-organiser of MICES (Mix-Camp E-commerce Search), an event that brings together the e-commerce search community each year. He created and maintains the Querqy open source library for query rewriting. René is co-initiator of the Chorus project – an open source software stack that combines Querqy with other powerful tools to build e-commerce search and to measure and improve search quality. He works as Chief Strategy Officer at OpenSource Connections.




The power of adding a story to your demo
René Kriegler

How can open source projects that deal with complicated and niche concepts like search query rewriting become easy to understand and approachable to users? We'll share how we solved this problem by a powerful demo, videos, katas and finally telling the story of Pete, the search product manager.

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