Over 400,000 software developers and operations professionals have registered for free online courses at MongoDB University. Today we’re excited to announce our latest offering, MongoDB Security. Registration is open and the first class begins on November 8th.
Security is a key aspect of any mission critical application and enterprise environment. With growing concerns around privacy and the regularity of data breaches within large organizations, understanding how to properly secure IT infrastructure has never been more important.
By taking this class you will learn about MongoDB’s powerful security features and integration capabilities. The course will provide you with the knowledge to create secured deployments of MongoDB for production ready environments.
The instructor for the course is Kirby Kohlmorgen. Kirby is a curriculum engineer at MongoDB and has helped build, organize, and deliver large developer events. Prior to MongoDB Kirby was a developer evangelist at Pebble.
This course is a great opportunity to advance your understanding of MongoDB security and learn the best practices associated with administering a secure deployment.
About the Author - Niyati Shah
Niyati is the Senior Certification Program Manager at MongoDB
5 Blogs to Read Before You Head to AWS re:Invent Next Month
This post is part of our Road to re:Invent series series. In the weeks leading up to AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas this November, we'll be posting about a number of topics related to running MongoDB in the public cloud. ![Road to AWS re:Invent](https://webassets.mongodb.com/_com_assets/cms/AWS_ReInvent-683wqzsi2z.jpg) Before you head to AWS re:Invent next month, we’ve pulled together our most popular blog posts about running MongoDB alongside different AWS solutions. 1. Virtualizing MongoDB on Amazon EC2 and GCE As part of a migration to a cloud hosting environment, David Mytton, Founder and CTO of Server Density, did an investigation into the best ways to deploy MongoDB into two popular platforms, Amazon EC2, and Google Compute Engine. In this two part series, we will review David’s general pros and cons of virtualization along with the challenges and methods of virtualizing MongoDB on EC2 and GCE. Read the post > 2. Maximizing MongoDB Performance on AWS You have many choices to make when running MongoDB on AWS: from instance type and security, to how you configure MongoDB processes and more. In addition, you now have options for tooling and management. In this post we’ll take a look at several recommendations that can help you get the best performance out of AWS. Read the post > 3. Develop & Deploy a Node.js App to AWS Elastic Beanstalk & MongoDB Atlas AWS Elastic Beanstalk is a service offered by Amazon to make it simple for developers to deploy and manage their cloud-based applications. In this post, Andrew Morgan will walk you through how to build and deploy a Node.js app to AWS Elastic Beanstalk using MongoDB Atlas. Read the tutorial > 4. Oxford Nanopore Technologies Powers Real-Time Genetic Analysis Using Docker, MongoDB, and AWS In this post, we take a look at how containerization, the public cloud, and MongoDB is helping a UK-based biotechnology firm track the spread of Ebola. Get the full story > 5. Selecting AWS Storage for MongoDB Deployments: Ephemeral vs. EBS Last but not least, take a look at what we were writing about this time last year as Bryan Reinero explores how to select the right AWS solution for your deployment. Keep reading > Want more? We’ll be blogging about MongoDB and the cloud leading up to re:Invent again this year in our Road to re:Invent series. You can see the posts we’ve already published here . Going to re:Invent? The MongoDB team will be in Las Vegas at re:Invent 11/29 to 12/2. If you’re attending re:Invent, be sure to visit us at booth 2620! MongoDB Atlas, the cloud database service for MongoDB, is the easiest way to deploy and run MongoDB, allowing you to get started in minutes. Click here to learn more . Get the guide for MongoDB on AWS
How the Austin Chapter of MongoDB’s Women’s Group Built Community During the Pandemic
MongoDB is on a mission to create an inclusive workplace where every single employee can thrive. With a range of established affinity groups — and new ones forming regularly — MongoDB looks for ways to amplify those groups’ efforts and help support their overall mission. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced offices to shut down and employees to work from home, our affinity groups were challenged to find creative ways to support and grow their now-remote communities. As leaders of the MongoDB Women’s Group Austin chapter, we share how we pivoted this challenge into an opportunity. First, What's the MongoDB Women's Group The MongoDB Women’s Group is a community of MongoDB employees identifying as women, nonbinary, or trans. Our mission is to create a bold, visible, and united force for gender equality. To help us get there, the MongoDB Women’s Group hosts monthly members-only meetings as well as events open to both members and allies. Relaunched in 2018, the Austin-based chapter connects women and allies in our Austin office to a community of local companies and women’s groups that can support their growth within the tech industry. Pre-COVID, we gained a lot of momentum with our events, which included a live speaker series in the office, yoga, and events focused on subjects such as fertility and imposter syndrome. When COVID-19 hit, we faced a new challenge: how do we create a sense of community for our members when everyone works completely remote? Although initially daunting, the challenge of organizing remote events was an opportunity in disguise. It enabled us to kick off a speaker series for all employees, featuring prominent women in leadership positions across the country. Enter Angie Brown, from The Home Depot. Angie was the first woman to join our remote speaker series, and we couldn’t have asked for a better person to kick it off. She began her career at The Home Depot in 1998 as an entry-level software developer and now is Vice President of Technology — Merchandising, leading a team that develops solutions to support cataloging, pricing, and assortment capabilities at the giant retail chain. She also helps to mentor aspiring leaders in a number of ways, including actively participating in Atlanta’s Women in Technology association. Here, we share some highlights from our fireside chat with Angie during which she discussed her career and provided advice on what women can do to set themselves up for success. Fireside Chat with Angie Brown MongoDB: What advice do you have for those just starting off in their careers? Angie Brown: Opportunities can look like problems and not everyone wants to run into the fire, but avoiding problems can really be a missed opportunity. That’s one important lesson I’ve learned throughout my career. Although you should have a general idea of where you want to go, you also need to be willing to flex. Things might unfold in ways you didn’t expect. If you’re too prescriptive, you might miss out on them. So, you need to find a way to strike a balance. MongoDB: You took a role in leadership fairly early. How did you change your skills and evolve as you moved up? AB: When I talk to people considering moving into management, I ask them to look at the job and determine if the required qualities and responsibilities would make them happy. It’s not just about the title and pay increase. When you pivot from being an individual contributor to being in a leadership role, servant leadership is a huge part of it. If you look at management as a way to control, you won’t be happy. If you look at it as a way to serve others and help them be successful, then you’ll find joy in that career shift. I didn’t prethink this when I first moved into management and had a little bit of an identity crisis. I was used to being the one who got things done. All of a sudden, my role and life was all about going to meetings, and I didn’t look at meetings as tangible work. I was over it. Where was the joy in this? If your joy comes from having your hands on the keyboard and needing to do things your way, then being in management would be like fitting a square peg in a round hole. At first I felt invalidated and unsure of myself because it wasn’t my hands on the keyboard. I had to work through that and do a little soul-searching. I reframed my thinking to be happy leading a team and helping them solve their problems, even if it meant I wasn’t solving them myself. I had a lightbulb moment when I moved into a director role when I realized I was still solving big problems by helping my team tackle them. There’s nothing wrong with where you find your joy and no judgement if your passion aligns as an individual contributor; we need amazing developers! Always be aware of the work itself and make sure it aligns with what you enjoy. MongoDB: How have mentors played a role in your success? AB: I wish I had invested in mentors much sooner. In the early stages of my career, I didn’t think I needed help and believed I could just figure it all out on my own. I thought asking for help was a sign of weakness. In hindsight, my mentors have absolutely formed part of who I am today. I don’t have just one mentor. Instead, I look at a topic and focus on finding a mentor for that specific topic. With that approach, I have ended up having a number of mentors. Thank you again to Angie Brown! We appreciate your insight and inspiration. If you are interested in joining MongoDB, explore our career opportunities and join an innovative team that is disrupting the database industry every day.