Spantree was honored to be selected to give a half-day workshop at the prestigious Strangeloop Conference in St Louis. Search-based use cases are often key to the user experience of the products we work on. Elasticsearch has quickly become our "go-to" data store for search and analytics. Having worked with it so frequently, we've developed a deep expertise with many of its ins-and-outs. We've compiled this knowledge into a full-day hands-on workshop, available on Github and in-person as part of our training offering. For Strangeloop, we tried our best to compress it down to the half-day format and what resulted is a fairly breakneck-paced crash course which we're making available for free right here.