Luca Cavanna

Luca Cavanna

Software Developer at Elasticsearch

Amsterdam Area, Netherlands
Information Technology and Services

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Luca Cavanna's Overview

  • Software Developer at Trifork
  • Java Lead Developer at Cup 2000 s.p.a.
  • Java/J2EE Developer at BST - Banking Solutions & Technologies s.p.a.
  • Java/J2EE Developer at Esis s.r.l.
  • Java/J2EE Developer at GeDInfo s.c.r.l.
  • Software developer at Syntech

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Luca Cavanna's Summary

I'm ambitious, self-learner, always looking for challenging projects. I love dealing with any kind of technical issue and I'm extremely passionate about what I do. I enjoy taking care of every detail, from the design of a new software to its deployment and maintenance.

I'm an open source software enthusiast and I love contributing back to the open source projects I use. My specialties are Java, Spring, Elasticsearch and Apache Lucene. I'm interested in other technologies as well, mainly in the open source software ecosystem.

Luca Cavanna's Experience

Software Developer


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

July 2013Present (1 year 3 months)

Software Developer


Public Company; 201-500 employees; TRIFOR.CO; Computer Software industry

October 2011June 2013 (1 year 9 months) Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

Software development, mainly related to enterprise search using open source technologies like Apache Lucene/Solr and elasticsearch.
As search consultant I work with many customers on either improving/reviewing their search solutions or creating new ones using open source technologies.
I also give custom trainings about apache lucene, solr and elasticsearch.
I'm an Apache Lucene/Solr contributor and blogger at

I also started the following open source projects:
elasticshell: a command line shell for elasticsearch.
elasticsearch-solr-river: elasticsearch river plugin that allows to import data from a running Solr instance.

Know-how: Java, Spring, Apache Lucene, elasticsearch, Apache Tika, mongodb, Maven, Gradle, Git.

Java Lead Developer

Cup 2000 s.p.a.

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

May 2007September 2011 (4 years 5 months)

Software development within the e-health area, system integration, team leading, technical trainings, technical support and 2nd level help desk support, system administration, technical documentation.

Know-how: Java, Java Servlet, Java Swing, JFreeChart, XML, XSLT, Web Services, Refactoring, Subversion, Mercurial, Spring Framework, myBatis, Freemarker, Apache Wicket, testNG, JUnit, Jenkins, Apache Tomcat, Apache Ant, Oracle, PL/SQL, Trac, Redmine, GNU/Linux.

Java/J2EE Developer

BST - Banking Solutions & Technologies s.p.a.

January 2007May 2007 (5 months)

Software development within the banking area.

Know-how: Java, JSP, JCTL, Java Servlet, J2EE, CVS, Apache Struts, IBM WebSphere, DB2.

Java/J2EE Developer

Esis s.r.l.

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Insurance industry

March 2006December 2006 (10 months)

Consultant nearby CSE - Consorzio Servizi Bancari, software development within the banking area.

Know-how: Java, JSP, Java Servlet, J2EE, Apache ObJect relational Bridge, Java Swing, Java Web Start, CVS, IBM Websphere, DB2.

Java/J2EE Developer

GeDInfo s.c.r.l.

July 2005November 2005 (5 months)

Internship at the end of my degree studies: analysis and design of an enterprise application using advanced technologies of the Java environment.

Know-how: Java, JSP, JCTL, Java Servlet, J2EE, JMX, XDoclet, Hibernate, Apache Tomcat, JBoss, SQL Server.

Software developer


20022004 (2 years)

Delphi developer

Luca Cavanna's Courses

  • Software Developer


    • Natural Language Processing
    • elasticsearch core training

Luca Cavanna's Languages

  • Italian

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • French

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • English

    (Professional working proficiency)

Luca Cavanna's Skills & Expertise

  1. Java
  2. Spring Framework
  3. Apache Wicket
  4. Java Swing
  5. Continuous Integration
  6. Apache Ant
  7. Oracle
  8. Apache Solr
  9. Apache Lucene
  10. Mercurial
  11. Git
  12. Maven
  13. Gradle
  14. ElasticSearch
  15. Nutch
  16. tika
  17. MyBatis
  18. Lucene
  19. Solr
  20. Spring

Luca Cavanna's Education

Università degli Studi di Milano

Computer Science, Operating Systems, Programming, Web technologies, Databases, Software engineering


Degree thesis titled: "Analysis and design of an enterprise application using advanced technologies of the Java environment".

Istituto Statale di Istruzione Industriale G. Marconi, Piacenza

High School diploma, Informatics specialization, Mathematics, Informatics, Programming, English, French.


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