An Evening with MongoDB Cape Town

An Evening with MongoDB Cape Town

October 3rd

An Evening with MongoDB Cape Town is a free evening event in Cape Town, dedicated to the open source, document database MongoDB. An Evening with MongoDB Cape Town is an opportunity to explore MongoDB and its use cases.

What to Expect:

  • Walk away with immediately applicable skills
  • Learn new techniques for scaling your infrastructure
  • Network with fellow technologists in your local community and MongoDB engineers who work on MongoDB
Skip to Details


6:30pm - 7:00pm


7:00pm - 7:15pm

Welcome and Introduction

7:15pm - 7:45pm

Schema Design

Jeremy Mikola, Software Engineer, MongoDB

MongoDB’s basic unit of storage is a document. Documents can represent rich, schema-free data structures, meaning that we have several viable alternatives to the normalized, relational model. In this talk, we’ll discuss the tradeoff of various data modeling strategies in MongoDB using a library as a sample application. You will learn how to work with documents, evolve your schema, and common schema design patterns.

7:45pm - 8:15pm

Common MongoDB Use Cases

MongoDB works differently than other databases. It's document data model, range based partitioning, and strong consistency model are well suited to some problems, and less well suited to others. We will go through real world use cases of MongoDB that take advantage of these unique features. We'll cover specific customers using MongoDB, how they implemented their solution and how you can build similar solutions for your own organization.

8:15pm - 8:45pm

Things I accidentally learned about MongoDB - fun tales from our experiences deploying MongoDB at Motribe and Mxit

Brad Whittington, Motribe and Mxit