An Evening with MongoDB Houston

An Evening with MongoDB Houston

October 16th

An Evening with MongoDB Houston is a free evening event in Houston, dedicated to the open source, document database MongoDB. An Evening with MongoDB Houston 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
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6:30pm - 7:00pm


7:00pm - 7:30pm

Schema Design

Robert Stam, 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.

7:30pm - 8:00pm

Common MongoDB Use Cases

Tyler Brock, Ruby Driver Lead, MongoDB

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.

8:00pm - 8:30pm

MongoDB at FireScope

Pete Whitney, VP of Cloud Development, FireScope Inc.

8:30pm - 9:00pm

MongoDB at CenterPoint Energy

Paul Strain, Enterprise Architect, CenterPoint Energy