Nick Veenhof

Senior Search Engineer, Acquia Content Services
Acquia, Inc.

Nick obtained a M.Sc in Computer Science in the UPC, Barcelona and started to work for Acquia after an intense internship at Acquia where he improved the Apache Solr Module. He has already some years of experience in the field working for different Drupal companies and Drupal grew to one of his passions next to travelling.
When he is not in the Acquia HQ in Boston or somewhere else in the world, he is at home in Belgium (not accidentally the home of Drupal!).

Recent blog posts

Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 16:50
During 13th of June until the 15th of June we had a very successful Search API D8 sprint as announced at http://drupalsear.ch/node/681 and at Intracto's site. The sprint was organized with the Drupalfund.us money but even more valuable than money is More...
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 04:15
During Drupal Dev Days in Hungary, there were many sprints that took place. You can see the amazing footage of what went on there in this nice movie, but that is not what we are going to discuss now! In this blog post, we'll talk about how to manage More...
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 09:30
tl;dr Contrib Search maintainers are committed to make Drupal 8 kick ass with Search API. Search is a massively cool technology spectrum with loads of really tough problems such as language stemming, delivering search as a site scales and More...
Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 01:41
Problem at hand! Search is a hard thing to achieve, it really is. Let me show this by using an example of a restaurant chain that wants to add Drupal as their homepage of their whole chain. Of course, like many other organizations they do not only More...
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 05:27
My name is Nick Veenhof and I've been a member of the Drupal community for quite some time now. (more than 5 years it seems!). I've been trying to focus on the Search front, more specifically on the Apache Solr Search Integration front. Since More...
Posted on Monday, November 7, 2011 - 11:35
A quick and simple guide to get Drupal 7 and Apache Solr version 3.5 or higher running on your local development machine! For the ones that have been resistant in trying out Apache Solr, this is your chance. If you are running an OSX or Unix machine More...
Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:53
Internally at Acquia we had the need to add a custom plugin to our Solr 3.4 Build. This was already developed for Solr 1.4 but since Solr 3.x is using a very different approach while building and compiling its contrib folder. I'll warn you because More...
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 13:44
The history of my engagement with Acquia started a while ago — well, a couple of months. Considering how fast Acquia is growing, I'd call that "a while ago" around here! My name is Nick Veenhof (nickveenhof.be). After getting a Bachelor's degree in More...