An Evening with MongoDB in the Triangle

An Evening with MongoDB in the Triangle

January 16th

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


  • 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 - 6:45pm


6:45pm - 7:00pm

Welcome and Introduction

7:00pm - 7:45pm

Schema Design

Randall Hunt, Developer 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.

7:45pm - 8:30pm

Under the Hood at MetLife: How Big Data and Emerging Tech Are Transforming Insurance and the Customer Experience

Gary Hoberman, Senior Vice President and CIO of Regional Application Development, MetLife

For time-tested industries like insurance, technology and innovation are not usually the first things that come to mind. But at MetLife, we’re working to banish that perception. We’re pushing ourselves to embrace the most disruptive technologies across big data, the cloud, mobile, and much more as we place technology at the center of everything we do to serve our customers, clients and future generations. This session will cover MetLife’s culture of experimentation and innovation, spotlighting the tools and partnerships that will not only allow us to transform our company, but set the industry curve.