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260,000 Students Later: MongoDB University Celebrates its Two Year Anniversary
By Shannon Bradshaw , Director of Education at MongoDB We’re at MongoDB SF 2012 and Andrew Erlichson has a crazy idea. “Let’s create free online classes on MongoDB and make them available to everyone in the world.” CEO Dwight Merriman and President Max Schireson love the idea, and within days a small team at MongoDB begins building out the first two courses, M101 and M102 . In October 2012, we open enrollment for the first MongoDB University courses. Andrew and Dwight announce the courses over a webcast from New York City. By the time Andrew and Dwight walk from the webcast back to their desks 1,000 people have already registered for the inaugural courses. Two years later, we’ve expanded MongoDB University to help professionals around the globe build their MongoDB expertise from start to finish. With 260,000+ registrations, MongoDB University now hosts five online MongoDB courses, making it easier than ever to get started building and administering MongoDB. In collaboration with Udacity , we created a data wrangling course to help Data Scientists take advantage of MongoDB. MongoDB professionals can also formalize their expertise through our growing Certification program for Application Developers and Database Administrators. Finally, we expanded our in-person training to include classes on MongoDB Diagnostics and Debugging, Advanced Data Modeling, MongoDB Advanced Operations, and more. Through these courses, we reach thousands of individuals each year and help them get their MongoDB projects off the ground. Needless to say, we are excited about the next two years of MongoDB University . As we celebrate the two year anniversary of MongoDB University, I wanted to take this time to thank our students and the collaborators who have given us the critical feedback we need to build excellent online education and in-person training experiences. Over the next two weeks, we will be featuring stories from our alumni and MongoDB Certified Professionals to highlight the amazing things they are doing with MongoDB. Finally, a huge thank you to all of our MongoDB University instructors and teaching assistants who help our students complete their courses with success. If you haven’t started with MongoDB University, have a look at the course catalogue. The next sessions of MongoDB for Node.js Developers and MongoDB for Python Developers are still open for registration .
10 Exciting Things About MongoDB.local London
After nearly two years of the coronavirus pandemic preventing in-person events, MongoDB is very excited to once again see people face-to-face at MongoDB.local London! This event is designed to help developers grow and will be packed with educational content to teach you how to build data-driven applications without distraction. MongoDB.local London will be run as a hybrid event, featuring both in-person and virtual attendance options. For those unable to attend in-person, we will live stream most sessions for you to enjoy. All streamed content will be available on-demand for 30 days after the event. In-person attendance for the event is limited, so head over to our registration page and sign-up today! MongoDB.local London takes place on November 9, 2021. There will be something for everyone at .local London. Here are 10 exciting things about our upcoming event: Hear it Here First: The Keynote presentation will provide a recap of the products released in MongoDB 5.0 and highlight the new features in 5.1. Following the keynote, attendees can pose questions to MongoDB CTO, Mark Porter, CPO, Sahir Azam, and a larger panel of MongoDB experts. Customer Stories: During these sessions, attendees will hear from MongoDB customers and community members about how they are utilizing the MongoDB data platform to enhance the way they work with data. These sessions will include speakers from Boots, Vodafone, NatWest, and DWP Digital. “Ask Me Anything" Panels: Attendees can have their questions answered and problems solved live by a panel of MongoDB engineers and product experts. Panel topics include Performance & Security, the Aggregation Pipeline, and Schema Design. Technical Sessions: Over the course of the event, there will be 20+ educational technical sessions that will cover beginner, intermediate, and advanced level content. The information in these sessions has been selected specifically for this audience and will be delivered by the MongoDB experts who build the data platform. MongoDB Product and Feature Demos: The MongoDB product teams will be conducting dozens of demos on everything MongoDB, from Atlas to Ops Manager . This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about MongoDB and how it can work for you. Ask the Experts: Our MongoDB Experts will be offering free 1:1 technical consulting sessions where attendees can ask any technical questions that they have. Only available to in-person attendees. Deep-Dive Tutorials: Opportunity to learn by doing long-format, classroom style sessions on the latest data trends with MongoDB. You will receive 1:1 attention from MongoDB experts while you get hands-on with the data platform. Only available to in-person attendees. Community Café: Come to the Community Café stage where there will be an “up close and personal” with MongoDB CTO, Mark Porter, customer interviews, trivia, and so much more! Happy Hour: In-person attendees can grab some food and drinks at the event happy hour. Here’s your chance to engage and network with other attendees. Swag: Is it really a tech event if there isn’t some free swag? Stop by the event booths to get some swag from our MongoDB team members. Register today to save your spot for the event! Whether you attend in-person or virtually, we look forward to having you join us!