Who is Robert Elwell?

Robert Elwell
In the flesh, enjoying some ice cream.

I am a software engineer living in San Bruno, California. I'm currently employed at Wikia, in San Francisco, where I work on interesting problems in natural language and information, such as search and big-data modeling. In the same search and NLP vein, I'm the author of an introductory video series on Apache Solr.

As a hobby, I run my own freelance software business. Among my past clients is MalwareBytes, where I had the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting open-source projects. This includes DapsBundle, my most popular open-source project, which integrates LDAP support into Symfony 2. I'm always open to additional contracting opportunities in the areas of search, NLP, software architecture, and engineering management.

I occasionally blog about software architecture, search, web development, and PHP here. You can follow me on Twitter, or just see what I'm currently coding.