Shannon Bradshaw

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Announcing MEAN Stack Online Course in Partnership with edX

Today we’re excited to announce a partnership with edX , an organization that offers online courses from the world’s best universities and institutions. We’ve partnered with them to create a course on the MEAN stack. Register today The MEAN Stack is a powerful software bundle that allows developers to rapidly prototype and deploy performant web applications. M = MongoDB: the popular database E = Express.js: a lightweight web application framework A = Angular.js: a robust framework for creating HTML5 and JavaScript-rich web applications N = Node.js: a server-side JavaScript runtime With the MEAN Stack, developers can write end-to-end JavaScript throughout their application, from the database, to server side operations and client side handling, leaving fewer margins for error and enabling rapid application development. Rather than spending time translating objects between different levels of the stack, MEAN stack developers can focus on writing application features, cutting down development time in the long-term. With MongoDB, developers can store documents in a JSON-­like format, write JSON queries on the ExpressJS and NodeJS based server, and seamlessly pass JSON documents to the AngularJS frontend. The course will give a broad introduction to this popular web and mobile app development toolkit. It will teach the basic concepts of the MEAN stack while walking you through building a shopping cart application. It’s taught by Valeri Karpov , the MongoDB engineer who develops Mongoose and who coined the term “MEAN Stack .” No prior experience with any of the MEAN stack technologies needed. The only prerequisite is a basic knowledge of the JavaScript programming language. Register today . *About the Author - Shannon Bradshaw* Shannon Bradshaw is Director, Engineering -- Education Products at MongoDB. In this capacity he provides vision for and manages development of MongoDB University online, the MongoDB instructor-led training curriculum, MongoDB Documentation, and the MongoDB Certification program. Shannon holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University. Prior to MongoDB, Shannon was an Assistant Professor in the Business School at The University of Iowa and then Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science at Drew University. Throughout his career in academia, Shannon consulted as a software engineer with several startups and financial services firms.

October 28, 2015

Become a MongoDB Pro in 2015 with Help from MongoDB University

Our mission at MongoDB University is to teach people what they need to know to create and manage great applications built on MongoDB. MongoDB University offers courses in several formats to help developers and DBAs move from design to production with confidence. All classes are taught by MongoDB engineers and include hands-on labs to give you practical experience with MongoDB. As a result, we’ve seen: 270,000+ students enroll in our online courses. Thousands of students matriculate through our in-person training classes. Over 200 organizations, from small startups to some of the largest companies in the world, benefit from a tailored curriculum with onsite, private classes. Increasing demand for MongoDB certification from professionals and employers. We learned a lot in 2014 thanks to your feedback and comments and are excited to share a few highlights on how we’re moving MongoDB University forward in 2015. Courses New courses: - M101N: MongoDB for .Net Developers (online) - MongoDB Diagnostics and Debugging (instructor led) - MongoDB and Hadoop (instructor led and online) Updates to MongoDB drivers curriculum with a more comprehensive treatment of each driver and substantial software development projects in Python, Java, Node.js, and (soon) .Net. A more modular curriculum organized into shorter courses to better fit with your hectic schedule. Updates for MongoDB 3.0 plus new instructor-led and online curriculum on Ops Manager and MMS. A complete revision of our instructor-led training materials. This means brand-new student workbooks complete with extensive notes, exercises, and labs. All public and private training delivered in 2015 will use these materials. Platform Integration among our course lessons, documentation , webinars , and presentations to reinforce concepts and provide additional learning opportunities. Diagnostic tools that help students select subject areas on which to focus their learning efforts and exercise packs to help achieve mastery. Practice exams and other resources to help candidates prepare for certification exams. New features in the online education platform including: better support for mobile users, enhanced discussion and other communication tools, and new lesson types that enhance our ability to teach particular subjects such as aggregation and schema design. Projects Advanced exercises for developers and operations professionals in the form of extended projects based on MongoDB deployments that more accurately reflect applications in the wild. Course projects targeted to professionals interested in specific verticals including: financial services, retail, and technology. We hope you will join us in 2015 as we roll out new offerings to make MongoDB University better than ever before. There are many ways to add MongoDB to your list of New Year’s resolutions: Take one of our online courses . Sign up for a public class or schedule private training for your company. Take the next certification exam . We’ll also be at MongoDB World again this year with many training opportunities, so stay tuned. Happy new year! We hope you’re off to a great start in 2015. -Shannon Bradshaw, Director of Education, MongoDB, Inc. Have comments or suggestions? Let us know below:

January 8, 2015