After nearly 100 years as the largest U.S. based business media brand, Forbes has established itself as a technology leader in the news industry. To compete in a new mobile environment, Forbes designed a next-generation mobile application to better engage users with their stories. They turned to MongoDB to create a new infrastructure for engaging and dynamic content.
Steven Bond, the group director for the Forbes.com Software Development Team, chose MongoDB for its intuitive web interface, ease of use, and low cost. Says Bond of his experience with MongoDB, “it just works.”
MMS requires two-factor authentication to ensure that only authorized users can access sensitive data and perform certain operations, such as pulling a restore. Users receive a code via SMS to verify their identity and enter that same code into MMS to be authenticated. The SMS-based authentication is powered by Twilio and works smoothly for the vast majority of users.
There are, however, some edge cases. Some of our customers reside in areas where SMS service is unreliable... Read More >
As part of a series showcasing our wonderful employees, we're featuring interviews each week. You've already met Brendan Coleman, our director of Business Development, and Barrie Segal, the the Project Manager for the Development Experience team. We're excited to introduce you to Will LaForest, the Senior Director of US Federal Sales.
What is your role at MongoDB? What department do you work in?
I head up the Department of Tax Reclamation, based in Washington, D.C. When I started, I told Dwight I would sell the government enough software to get his tax money back. I think... Read More >
In HR and Accounting, keeping track of employee or transactional information is a complex task. Numeric data is frequently considered the domain of the relational database, but attributes like addresses or skills are more difficult to serialize. With data volume growing alongside reliance on complex data structures to improve operational insights, the relational model increasingly falls short. Richard Minney is the co-founder of iBE.net, an Enterprise Resource Planning and Professional Services Automation (ERP/PSA) system. He turned to MongoDB to address this challenge and model his company’s complex data.
iBE.net provides end-to-end applications to help smaller consulting firms... Read More >
As part of a series showcasing our wonderful employees, we're featuring interviews each week, structured as a light Q&A. Last time you met Brendan Coleman, our director of Business Development. This week we're introducing you to Barrie Segal, the Project Manager for the Development Experience team.
What is your role at MongoDB?
I started off as a Support Engineer. Now I’m the Project Manager for the Developer Experience team, which is comprised of our nine drivers, the documentation team and the internal tools team, which totals around 35 people. I’m also temporarily moonlighting as a PM... Read More >
On October 26th, 2013, the NYC Monthly Music Hackathon took over a floor of the Woolworth Building to make spooky Halloween inventions.
The challenge of the Haunted Hackathon was to make immersive audiovisual installations that could be experienced either as a Halloween haunted house or an art gallery. As you exited the elevator, you encountered a vibrating pile of amplified halloween noisemaking toys, systematic multichannel sound patterns swirling around a reverberant rotunda, a business meeting of disembodied jack-o-lantern heads with speakers for mouths, sounds of a trapped man emanating from a closet, a scene in an office moments after a... Read More >