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View the MongoDB World 2018 sessions

Danielle James
August 14, 2018
Events

MongoDB World 2018 drew MongoDB community members from across the globe. At the event, attendees were able to meet with experts, connect with one another, and have a good time at the daily closing receptions.

If you weren’t able to attend and followed the #MDBW18 hashtag, chances are you found yourself dealing with a bit of FOMO. But just because you missed out on the in-person experience doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the learning.

From the keynotes to the panels, we filmed the majority of this year’s sessions. Now, you can view them at your convenience.



Enjoy!

P.S. If you’d rather learn about these topics in person, check out our upcoming events. MongoDB.local might be coming to a city near you for a one-day, educational conference. First up? Chicago, Austin, and DC.

Learn more about transactions at MongoDB World

In February, we announced that MongoDB 4.0 will support multi-document transactions. Curious to know what this will look like? Aly Cabral, Product Manager at MongoDB, is excited to share an early version of the syntax:

Each feature we build is with users like you in mind. When you attend our events, you’re able to connect with the people who work on the database you use every day – like Aly. In sessions, Birds of a Feather meetings, and one-on-one in Ask the Experts, you get to ask questions, share ideas, and be heard.

Additionally, you learn tips and tricks from power users and companies that will allow you to optimize your deployments. To get your hands on new tools to accelerate your development goals, join us at MongoDB World, June 26-27 in NYC.

Early Bird pricing ends Friday, May 11. Tickets are going fast! Sign up now to get your discounted conference pass. Don't forget, groups automatically get 25% off!


Event Details:
Date: June 26-27, 2018
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Learn More & Sign Up: mongodbworld.com

Participate in a 2-day celebration of MongoDB and open source

Danielle James
April 13, 2018
Events

At MongoDB World, you'll be able to amp up your skills in deep-dive sessions that cover the latest features and give insight into the product roadmap. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to get to know fellow community members.

From classroom-style technical workshops to receptions, the largest MongoDB conference offers a ton of activities you can get involved in.

Ask the Experts

Sign up for a consulting slot to get your questions answered by MongoDB experts who will help whiteboard solutions to your top-of-mind questions.

Black Network Happy Hour

Get to know event attendees and members of the MongoDB Black Network over (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) drinks on Day 1 of the conference.

Community Day

A one-day celebration of MongoDB and open source, complete with Q&A time with MongoDB's Co-Founder and CTO Eliot Horowitz, and plenty of unconference and hack time.

Craft Beer Tasting

Enjoy local beers at the MongoDB World closing celebration. Non-alcoholic options will be available.

Leaf Lounge

Socialize, learn, or just relax and rejuvenate with your new friends. We promise to keep the coffee flowing.

LGBTQ Happy Hour

The MongoDB LGBTQ group extends an invitation to anyone who identifies as queer for drinks. Mocktails will be available.

N00bs Reception

First time attending MongoDB World? Connect with other first time attendees at the N00bs social. There will be snacks.

Workshops

Enhance your MongoDB World learning experience by attending an in-depth technical workshop on Day 1 of MongoDB World. Workshops cost $499 and run 9:00am - 5:00pm. Participants get access to on-demand MongoDB University courses and special swag. Class size is strictly limited to ensure individual attention.

Women and Trans Coders Lounge

Run by MongoDB’s Women and Trans Coders group, the purpose of this space is to amplify the voices of non-binary people, women, and trans people of all genders within our engineering community.

Women in Tech Happy Hour

Connect with other women in tech over drinks (including non-alcoholic options).

Join us on June 26-27 for two days of geeking out and having fun. Register by May 11 to pay only $399 for your conference pass.


Event Details:
Date: June 26-27, 2018
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
mongodbworld.com


*All happy hours will also serve non-alcoholic drink options.

See what you’ll learn at MongoDB World

Danielle James
April 04, 2018
Events

On June 26-27, the MongoDB community will be in New York City for this year’s largest MongoDB event. The conference will feature tons of activities (served with gallons of coffee on the side) including Community Day, Ask the Experts, a Sponsor Hall, and more.

At the heart of every conference lies the content. We’ve crafted an agenda driven by what our community members (i.e., you!) want to learn. Here is a sample of the talks you will find at MongoDB World.

  1. Decentralized Identity Management Using Blockchain, Ethereum and MongoDB
    Jane Fine, MongoDB
  2. Overnight to 60 Seconds: An IOT EOT Performance Case-study
    Kevin Arhelger, MongoDB
  3. Bumps and Breezes: Our Journey from RDBMS to MongoDB
    Ajit Oke, Intel and Harsha Undapalli, Intel
  4. Getting Started with Go and MongoDB
    Kris Brandow, MongoDB
  5. Creating a Realtime Web App with MongoDB Change Streams
    Harry Wolff, MongoDB
  6. Using Puppet, Ansible and Ops Manager Together to Create Your Own On-premises MongoDB as a Service
    Michael Grayson, Paychex
  7. Storing Sophisticated Customer Journeys in MongoDB
    Jon Hyman, Braze, Inc.
  8. Multi-channel Distributed Chatbots on MongoDB
    Marissa Montgomery, Spoke, Inc.
  9. Managing a Mission-critical eCommerce Application on MongoDB: Architecture, Configuration, Operation and Security features
    Ramabathiran Arumugam, Cisco Systems
  10. Workload Isolation: Are You Doing it Wrong?
    Asya Kamsky, MongoDB

At MongoDB World, you’ll learn how large enterprises have delivered new applications to market at the speed of a lean startup, and how startups scale and execute on their ideas like an enterprise. New talks are added every week, so keep checking the conference site and make sure to claim your seat!


Event Details:
Date: June 26-27, 2018
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
mongodbworld.com

Inclusion at MongoDB World

Danielle James
April 02, 2018
Events

In June, we’ll kick off the fifth edition of MongoDB World, our global user conference. We continue to strive to make this conference not just a fun and interactive learning experience, but also an event that is welcoming to all. Here’s how:

Diversity Scholarship

MongoDB’s Scholarship program seeks to support to members of groups who are underrepresented in the technology industry. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, LatinX, women, low-income, and LGBTQ.

Diversity Scholarship recipients receive*:

  • Complimentary admission to MongoDB World
  • Complimentary admission to a pre-conference workshop
  • Invitation to a lunch session with other Scholars
  • Speed mentoring with MongoDB speakers at the event
  • A MongoDB certification voucher applicable for both developer and DBA certification exams
  • Six-month access to on-demand MongoDB University courses
  • Lifelong membership in the online MongoDB Diversity Scholars community
  • A feature in a blog post

If you’re a member of any of the-above mentioned groups, you qualify to apply for a scholarship. The application is here and the deadline to apply is May 4.


If you cannot or do not want to apply, but would still like to contribute to scholarships for others, make sure to sign up for MongoDB World. You have the option to donate towards the Diversity Scholarship and can still have an impact by giving someone the opportunity to attend.

Female Innovators

Know a technologist who identifies as a woman who should attend MongoDB World? Nominate her!

Nominees get a complimentary conference pass* and an invitation to a guided discussion over lunch in the Women and Trans Coders Lounge. Self-nominations are also encouraged. The nomination deadline is April 27.


Women and Trans Coders Lounge

The Women and Trans Coders Lounge aims to amplify the voices of non-binary people, women, and trans people of all genders within our engineering community. It’s run in part by MongoDB’s Women and Trans Coders group. During MongoDB World, stop by to network, share your thoughts in a guided discussion, or sit in on a Make it Matter session.

Affinity Group Happy Hours

Join us for cocktails and mocktails, run by MongoDB’s employee resource groups, on June 26. You’ll be able to attend a happy hour hosted by the Black Network, the MongoDB Women’s Group, and the Queeries (MongoDB’s LGBTQ group). All happy hours will also serve mocktails and nonalcoholic beverages.

Black Network Happy Hour

Meet members of the MongoDB Black Network and other conference attendees who identify as Black during the Black Network Happy Hour.

LGBTQ Happy Hour

End the first day of MongoDB World by joining fellow MongoDB users who identify as members of the LGBTQ community for a drink at the bar.

Women in Tech Happy Hour

You’re invited to connect with Female Innovators, conference speakers, and other women in tech at the Women in Tech Happy Hour.

Accessibility

Our goal is to make MongoDB World accessible to all. Contact us if you need accessibility accommodations.

Code of Conduct

All conference attendees are expected to agree with and abide by the code of conduct.


We look forward to seeing you on June 26-27 in NYC. Over the course of two days, you’ll be able to engage with MongoDB users and industry experts from around the globe. And you’ll walk away with the tools that enable you to build your giant ideas.

Event Details:
Date: June 26-27, 2018
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
mongodbworld.com


* Please note that travel and lodging is not included in the Diversity Scholarship and Female Innovators awards. Recipients are responsible for their own accommodations.

Why attend MongoDB World?

Danielle James
March 27, 2018
Events

On June 26-27, MongoDB users, industry experts, and the teams that build the database will be in New York City for MongoDB World, the largest global MongoDB event. Join fellow members of the tech community for a two-day experience that includes tons of technical content, opportunities to make new connections, exclusive swag, unconference activities, and evening receptions!

Here’s why you should attend:

Technical Content

At MongoDB World, you’ll get to participate in 50+ sessions rich with examples and code. No matter what your experience level with MongoDB is, you’ll be able to find sessions that match what you’d like to focus on. Here’s a taste of what you can expect:

  • Technical sessions: All sessions will be marked as Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced, so you can craft your schedule based on your interests and experience level.
  • Jumpstart sessions: New to MongoDB or haven’t used the database in a while? Take a jumpstart in the morning to get up so speed on the basics. You’ll be able to follow along the rest of the day.
  • Tutorials: Tutorials provide an environment in which you will learn by doing. These hands-on sessions span 80-minutes to ensure you can try out what you’ve learned.
  • Make it Matter sessions: These sessions explore technology beyond MongoDB. Topics include coding with Swift, building tech communities, and diversity.
  • Pre-conference workshops: If you want to get the most out of MongoDB World, amplify your learning experience by participating in a full-day, classroom style training on June 26. Class size is limited to 15 students to ensure individual attention.

That’s not all. You’ll hear from companies like Cisco, Expedia, Bazaarvoice, and more. And on June 27, the day kicks off with a keynote featuring MongoDB CTO and Co-founder Eliot Horowitz, who will give you all the details on what’s new in MongoDB, and a sneak peek to what’s coming next -- features that were built with you in mind

Inclusion

Our industry has a diversity problem, and we don’t shy away from acknowledging that. We strive to make MongoDB World an inclusive conference by supporting members of groups who are underrepresented in the technology industry and removing barriers that could exclude people from attending our conference.

  • Code of Conduct: All conference attendees are expected to read and abide by the code of conduct.
  • Happy Hours: Join us for cocktails and mocktails, run by MongoDB’s employee resource groups, on June 26. You’ll be able to attend a happy hour hosted by the Black Network, the MongoDB Women’s Group, and the Queeries (MongoDB’s LGBTQ group).
  • Women and Trans Coders Lounge: This Lounge is an integral part of MongoDB World and is run in part by MongoDB’s Women and Trans Coders group. The purpose of this space is to amplify the voices of non-binary people, women, and trans people of all genders within our engineering community. Stop by to network, participate in a guided discussion, or listen to a Make it Matter talk.
  • Opportunities to Attend: If you’re a member of an underrepresented group in tech, you could qualify for a Diversity Scholarship or Female Innovator Award. Visit each link for more information and apply today!
  • Accessibility: Contact us if you need accessibility accommodations.

Ask the Experts

If you have a MongoDB question you’ve been meaning to ask, or an idea you’d like an expert on the database to give input on, schedule an Ask the Experts appointment. You’ll get a 30-minute, complimentary consulting slot with a MongoDB engineer. Alongside their expertise, they will be equipped with their paper, pens, and whiteboards, so you can brainstorm and get creative!

[New] Community Day

On June 26, we celebrate the MongoDB community. You’ll get to:

  • Learn ways to get started developing using open source and free tools
  • Share feedback that will influence the MongoDB roadmap
  • Meet CTO and Co-founder Eliot Horowitz and ask him questions
  • Learn how to start and run your own MongoDB User Group (MUG)
  • FInd out what it takes to qualify for the accelerator program
  • Participate in unconference activities
  • And more!

Explore NYC

Take advantage of being in the greatest city in the world for the duration of the conference. On your time off, explore what New York City has to offer, including its hidden attractions.

Swag

Save some space in your travel bag, as you will walk away with brand new swag items after the event. Have a swag item you’ve been dying to receive? Let us know.

Fuel

We promise to keep you focused by providing breakfast, lunch, and plenty of coffee and tea throughout the day. That way you can focus on absorbing new information and participating in fun activities.

Craft Beer Tasting

After investing in your technical education, you can wrap up MongoDB World by grabbing a cool drink and something to eat before heading home. Connect with the event attendees from across the world, discuss what you’ve learned, and chat with your favorite speakers.

The craft beer tasting will feature nonalcoholic drink options, wine, and beers from local breweries. Cheers!

Ready to be part of the fun? Sign up for your conference pass today.



Event Details:
Date: June 26-27, 2018
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Learn More & Sign Up: mongodbworld.com

MongoDB.local is Coming to Sydney!

Danielle James
March 15, 2018
Events

On 20 March, the MongoDB team will be in Sydney for this year’s largest MongoDB event in the Southern hemisphere. Join local members of the tech community for a day that’s jam-packed with technical content, swag, food, and a drinks reception!

Technical Content

At MongoDB.local Sydney, you’ll get to participate in 15+ sessions focusing on topics including:

The cherry on top? A keynote from MongoDB CTO and Co-founder Eliot Horowitz, who will give you all the details on what’s new in MongoDB 3.6.

Jumpstart Sessions

New to MongoDB? Attend the Introduction to Schema Design or Introduction to MongoDB jumpstart sessions so that you can follow along the rest of the day. No previous MongoDB experience required.

Ask the Experts

If you have a MongoDB question you’ve been meaning to ask, or an idea you’d like an expert on the database to give input on, schedule an appointment at the Ask the Experts table. You’ll get a 30-minute, complimentary consulting slot with a MongoDB engineer. They will be equipped with whiteboards, so you can get creative!

Swag

If you’ve attended a MongoDB event before, you already know that you will walk away with brand new swag items. This time will be no different. Can you guess what you’ll receive at MongoDB.local Sydney? Let us know.

Fuel

With so much relevant information to absorb in a day (and probably a few emails to respond to in between sessions), the conference struggle can be real. But no worries, we’ll keep you focused by providing breakfast, lunch, and plenty of coffee and tea throughout the day.

Drinks Reception

Ahhh, perhaps the most fun part of the day. After spending time investing in your technical education, you can grab a drink (non-alcoholic options available) and a bite to eat before heading home. This is your opportunity to digest what you’ve learned, connect with the local community, and strike up a conversation with your favorite speakers of the day.


Ready to participate? Sign up for your conference pass today. You won’t regret it!


Event Details:
Date: 20 March, 2018
Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Location: Doltone House - Darling Island Wharf, 48 Pirrama Road Pyrmont, NSW 2009



MongoDB is Coming to New England

Danielle James
November 27, 2017
Events

Calling all New England based techies! On Thursday, December 7, MongoDB is coming to your area for a complimentary evening event. Pizza will be served, along with a fine selection of New England craft beers, and you’re invited.

Join our technical team at MongoDB Evenings New England as they discuss how MongoDB 3.6 enables you to build and scale your apps faster.

You’ll also learn how to deploy, operate, and scale your database with one click using MongoDB Atlas, the fully managed database service.

After that, learn about Fresenius Medical Care's MongoDB deployment with Director of Software Development Radu Crainoveanu.

Save your seat!

Agenda
5:00 PM Taste local craft beers and enjoy pizza and soft drinks
5:30 PM MongoDB Atlas
Claudius Li, Solutions Architect, MongoDB

6:15 PM Get to know MongoDB 3.6
Rob Walters, Solutions Architect, MongoDB

6:30 PM MongoDB Use Case
Radu Craioveanu, Director, Software Development, Fresenius Medical Care

7:30 PM Q&A with MongoDB Experts

View the full agenda (including session abstracts) and reserve your seat.

We hope to see you there!

Meet the MongoDB World 2017 Diversity Scholars

At this year’s MongoDB World, we welcomed a new cohort of Scholars as part of our Diversity Scholarship. Through the program, members of underrepresented groups in technology receive complimentary access to the conference, training, and mentorship.

We received 200 applications from technologists located around the globe. Read on to get to know the recipients; community members who are using MongoDB to build impactful tools.

Aisha Blake, Web Developer, Detroit Labs

I'm a web developer at Detroit Labs and I run the Detroit chapter of Girl Develop It. Fun fact: I'm a powerlifter. My favorite lift (by far) is the deadlift.

How I started using MongoDB: For most of my career, I've been a web development instructor. I've taught children, teens, and adults in 3-hour workshops and three-month bootcamps. I started using MongoDB in the course of teaching a JavaScript bootcamp and eventually wound up writing an entirely new curriculum module specifically on MongoDB.

My giant idea: I'd like to build a tool to make our daily personal lives more efficient, collecting and stripping down all the various online services we check every day that drain away time that would be better spent focused on things and people we truly love.

I imagine using MongoDB to understand how people combine things like Facebook, Twitter, Simbi, and Couchsurfing to live their online lives and what relationships exist between the users of those tools.

Wendy Tao, DBA/Sr. Scientific Application Developer, Rutgers University

I work for Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB) at Rutgers University. I am a DBA and Advanced Scientific Programmer. My work supports the Protein Data Bank (PDB) archive which is the single worldwide repository of information about the 3D structures of proteins.

Gardening is my hobby. I love to plan flowers and observe them grow and bloom, which brings such joy to my daily life.

How I started using MongoDB: In 2016, I was involved in a project of PDB-101 redesign in my organization. Some of the criteria were that it should be a scalable application with high-performance and fault tolerance. We selected MongoDB for the database because of MongoDB's features and strengths.

I learned MongoDB by taking two online courses at MongoDB University. The classes were very good with real hands-on projects, which helped me to get started with MongoDB. I designed the new PDB-101 MongoDB database and migrated from MySQL to MongoDB. The new PDB-101 website went to production in 2016.

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News recently highlighted PDB-101 as Best of the Web, recognizing the website's beautiful protein structures and wealth of educational resources.

My giant idea: PDB-101 was our pilot project and we are very satisfied with the outcome of it. We are in the process of brainstorm of search infrastructure for our main website and would like to use MongoDB for fast performance, object storage in memory. I’ll look into the database cluster, database service and outside clouds.

Jocelyn Harper, Software Developer, JPMorgan Chase

I am a software developer for JPMorgan Chase and am slightly obsessed with Sailor Moon. My passions are increasing diversity in tech, most specifically black women.

How I started using MongoDB: I started using MongoDB after learning MySQL in Zip Code Wilmington - a Java bootcamp. Relational databases came so easy to me, so I naturally started to explore what other type of databases there were and saw that MongoDB was the most popular one.

My giant idea: I’d like to start compiling women of color in technology and have a database to connect across the U.S., and ideally the world. It’s in the beginning stages, but I believe that we could benefit from having a networking resource like that at our fingertips.

Tim Brown, DBA, IBM

I'm currently employed as a DBA at IBM in the Marketing and Supply Chain Division. I was born and raised in Conyers, GA. I love hobby electronic projects so I'm always tinkering with things, trying to understand how they work.

How I started using MongoDB: A few teams in our division at IBM were already using MongoDB as a data store, but no one was managing the implementations of MongoDB. A year ago, I was tasked with managing the clusters and I've been working with MongoDB since then.

My giant idea: My giant idea is really just to help my company become more efficient with our database solutions. Since MongoDB is an offering from my team we need to make sure that it's tuned and backed up appropriately and making sure that teams are implementing MongoDB in the best ways to ensure our success.

Harsha Undapalli, Software Engineer - Database Applications, Intel

As a Software Engineer at Intel Corporation, I work on data management and analytics of the data generated during chip manufacturing.

How I started using MongoDB: I started using MongoDB in a pathfinding project and exploring usage of MongoDB for data analysis vs our traditional Oracle databases.

My giant idea: In this rapidly growing industry, we are continuously looking for a database solution that is cost effective, flexible and offers best performance. MongoDB offers all these great features.

Leigha Mitchell, Back-end Developer, Hubba

I’m a back-end developer at Hubba. I write more than just code, and my favorite meal is a bowl of cereal.

How I started using MongoDB: I started using MongoDB when I started at Hubba. It’s the database we use and the one I’m most experienced with.

My giant idea: Our giant idea at Hubba is to be the hub for commerce. The first place buyers come to find their new products, and the first thing brands think of when looking to get in contact with buyers/wholesalers. MongoDB is the database we use to support it all.

Hui Annie Wen, Avionics and Software Engineer, The International Civil Aviation Organization

I’m currently a consultant at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN specialized agency for aviation, as an Associate Processes and Analysis Officer.

Our team specializes in the analysis of big aviation data and support other sections at ICAO with data driven decision making. For example, we get a dump of over 90,000 flight data points every five minutes!

How I started using MongoDB: My job at ICAO led me to MongoDB! I started working in front end dev, building some web applications for different projects. Then learned how it was all supported in the backend and discovered MongoDB. A colleague told me about the online courses at MongoDB University. I was very impressed with the quality of the course and it really helped kickstart my MongoDB learning. Best of all, it was FREE!

My giant idea: At work, our giant idea is to make aviation as safe as possible through the use of data and cloud computing. We decided to go with MongoDB, it hasn’t disappointed us and has been able to keep up with all our big data solutions.

Diversity Scholarship Applications Are Now Open

The Diversity Scholarship is now open for MongoDB.local SF and MongoDB Europe! Find out if you qualify and apply for a chance to attend.

Apply Now


Join the MongoDB World 2017 Live Stream

At MongoDB World, we're bringing together the brightest minds in data. However, we know that not everyone can make it to Chicago, so we're sharing our keynote lineup live online.

You can watch the live stream at any time during MongoDB World keynote sessions. Here is our keynote schedule:

Tuesday June 20

9:00am - 11:00am CT:

  • Tom Schenk, Chief Data Officer, City of Chicago
  • Dev Ittycheria, CEO of MongoDB
  • Eliot Horowitz, CTO & Co-Founder of MongoDB

5:00pm - 6:30pm CT:

  • Saška Mojsilović, Scientist, IBM
  • Claudio Gosiker, Director, Architecture, Planning & Controls, Florida Blue
  • Matt Parker, Standup Mathematician

Wednesday, June 21

9:00 am - 10:00 am CT:

  • Bjorn Freeman-Benson, CTO, InVision
  • Justin Moses, Lead Engineer, MongoDB
  • Jane McGonigal, PhD, Game Designer
  • 2017 MongoDB Innovation Awards