This past week, MongoDB took a trip to Portland, Oregon for the 16th annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON). OSCON is always a great time, with over 4,000 open source enthusiasts in attendance and hundreds of open source projects represented, including MongoDB. MongoDB Engineers Trisha Gee, Jesse Davis, Sam Helman and I all presented at the event and you can find links to our presentations below.
One thing we noticed this year: Open Source is no longer on the fringe. Hundreds of organizations such as PayPal, Twitter, HP and Google are investing millions into the creation and maintenance of Open Source software both for internal and external use. These tech behemoths have discovered that Open Source promotes better quality development through transparency, encourages employee retention and builds brand awareness in the tech community.
At MongoDB, we want to encourage the adoption of Open Source technologies to make development simple and beautiful. At the MongoDB booth, we offered attendees the chance to win a free trip to Dublin for a MongoDB training in September. We were overwhelmed by the excitement for the grand prize and our limited edition MongoDB Mugs pictured below.
We are pleased to award the trip to Thothathri Srinivasan, a Software Engineer at Groupon’s office in Mountain View. While at the training in Dublin our lucky winner will have the chance to visit our EMEA Headquarters in Dublin and have a pint with our Technical Services team. Congratulations on the win Thothathri!