MongoDB March Madness Recap

Francesca Krihely

#mongodb#user groups#commuinity

There are 76 MongoDB User Groups (MUGs) around the globe that all share the same mission: to grow their MongoDB skills by networking with other like-minded developers, architects and engineers. This February, the MUG organizers around the world wanted to compete in a Global MongoDB User Group Hackathon. We called this global challenge MongoDB March Madness. Local user groups hacked together and build tools to support the growing MongoDB community and their final products were judged by 10gen engineers.

We challenged the groups to build tools to help the MongoDB community learn from one another.

After 6 weeks of hacking, the MongoDB User Group community submitted some awesome projects. Here are the highlights

  • First place, Leafblower: An open source, easily extensible, flexible and live dashboarding platform
  • Second place, NoSQL Test Results Repository: A tool to collect and search YCSB (Yahoo! Cloud Serving Benchmark) test results.
  • Third Place, Mongowebstat: A MongoDB Monitoring tool written in Go! *
  • Runner Up, Selene: A simple CMS built with Motor, the asynchronous MongoDB driver for Python.
  • Runner Up, Backup: A Ruby Gem for easily performing backups on local and remote environments.

Thanks to the Bangalore, Sydney, Orange County, Omsk, Lima, Los Angeles and Mallorca MongoDB User Groups for participating in this Hackathon!