We place a tremendous value on community engagement at MongoDB, specifically around working with you on your toughest technical problems. We created the William Zola Award for Community Excellence to honor those whose support contributions make a significant difference to users around the globe.
Our inaugural recipient of the Zola award had multiple nominations from community members who were impressed with this contributor’s enthusiasm, knowledge, passion, and patience.
A well known MongoDB speaker, trainer, and consultant in the SoCal area, since 2012 this community champion has:
- Presented about MongoDB at user groups such as Orange County MongoDB User Group, Los Angeles .NET Developers Group, DotNET Group Nevada
- Delivered MongoDB talks and workshops at SoCal Code Camps in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Silicon Valley
- Provided production-proven advice and code samples at all of his lectures and meetups
- Authored and published two online training MongoDB courses on PluralSight (Introduction to MongoDB and Big Data & Reporting with MongoDB) which have 5-star community ratings
- Been a strong role model for supporting the MongoDB community and exemplified the user-focused spirit of the Zola Award
"He has deep knowledge of MongoDB, and enjoys sharing that knowledge with everyone. He seems to always have solid, well-balanced answers for all of the audience questions."
For these reasons, we are pleased to announce Nuri Halperin as the the inaugural winner of the Zola award.
MongoDB co-founder and CTO Eliot Horowitz presented Nuri with the award at our annual user conference in San Francisco.
Thanks to Nuri for his exemplary contributions! For more information on how you can get involved with the MongoDB community, please see our guide on how to Contribute to the MongoDB project.