An Evening with MongoDB Portland 2013

An Evening with MongoDB Portland 2013

April 30th

A free, evening event dedicated to MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database. This event is designed to give you an introduction to MongoDB and its use cases.

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6:30pm - 7:00pm


7:00pm - 7:15pm

Welcome and Introduction

7:15pm - 7:45pm

Building your first app with MongoDB

Tyler Brock, Ruby Driver Lead, MongoDB

This talk will introduce the philosophy and features of the open source, NoSQL MongoDB. We’ll discuss the benefits of the document-based data model that MongoDB offers by walking through how one can build a simple app to store books. We’ll cover inserting, updating, and querying the database of books.

7:45pm - 8:15pm

Schema Design

Emily Stolfo, Ruby Engineer / Evangelist, 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.

8:15pm - 9:00pm

MongoDB at Gilt Groupe

Sean Sullivan, Software Engineer, Gilt Groupe

Gilt Groupe, the US leader in flash sales, built our initial infrastructure like many fast growing start-ups – we used Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL. As Gilt’s business grew, the underlying infrastructure shifted. Today, Gilt’s technical platform includes MongoDB and Scala. This session will discuss how Gilt’s application development team uses MongoDB to power, Gilt Taste, and Gilt City.