hackNY Founders on 10gen’s Sponsorship, NYC Startup Ecosystem and MongoDB for Rapid Prototyping
Last month, 10gen announced its sponsorship for hackNY , the non-profit aiming to federate the next generation of hackers for New York City. We’ve been longtime supporters of hackNY and were excited to present the founders, Evan Korth and Chris Wiggins, with a donation of $75,000 at MongoNYC . At the conference, Chris and Evan sat for a brief interview, where they talked about how technology is transforming the key industries in New York City, from media, advertising, publishing, finance and beyond. They explained how hackNY’s model, which organizes student hackathons and summer fellowship programs, give students practical, hands-on experience with programming that they don’t receive at university. Open source technologies like MongoDB are a great fit for hackathons since they enable developers to rapidly prototype, with the knowledge that they can scale their applications.
Rackspace and 10gen Team Up to Deliver Cloud Platform Engineered for MongoDB Solutions
At MongoNYC, we announced a strategic partnership with Rackspace to offer a cloud platform engineered specifically for MongoDB. We’re teaming up with Rackspace’s recently acquired Database-as-a-Service, ObjectRocket, to make it easier to develop and scale large MongoDB deployments in the cloud. Through the partnership, we’re looking forward to deepening our relationship with Rackspace on several fronts. We plan to collaborate on sales and marketing initiatives to expand adoption of MongoDB. We’ll work together on technical support for customers, with Rackspace escalating support of customers to 10gen. And we’ll make it easy for 10gen customers to provision ObjectRocket instances from our downloads page. At MongoNYC, the ObjectRocket co-founders Kenny Gorman and Chris Lalonde were interviewed on the partnership, the acquisition by Rackspace and the overall MongoDB and cloud ecosystem. Check out the ObjectRocket blog for a detailed recap of MongoNYC from Kenny.
Top 5 Slides and Videos from MongoNYC
Slides and videos are now up from the largest ever MongoNYC, the one day conference in New York City dedicated to MongoDB. Based on feedback from attendees, here are the Top 5 Videos from MongoNYC, which range from a series of use cases, to best practices for using MongoDB in production. Growing Up MongoDB By Kiril Salvino, CTO and Founder, Gamechanger The right and wrong ways to implement MongoDB , Richard Kreuter, Consulting Manager, 10gen Managing a Maturing MongoDB Ecosystem , Charity Majors, Systems Engineer, Parse Real time integration between MongoDB and SQL Databases , Eugene Dvorkin, WebMD How to Keep Your Data Safe in MongoDB , Eliot Horowitz, CTO and Co-founder, 10gen
5 Steps to Prepare for MongoNYC
With just two weeks to go, MongoNYC is coming up fast. With four tracks and over 50 sessions , you’ll have a lot to choose from at the event. Here are some tips to help you get prepared—and excited—for the event on May 23rd. 1. Schedule an ...Ask the Expertsâ€œ Session MongoDB days are an excellent opportunity to speak with MongoDB's core contributors who remain the foremost experts on the database. At MongoNYC, we'll be hosting ...Ask the Expertsâ€œ sessions to offer you specialized, 15 minute sessions with 10gen's engineers. Spots are limited so sign up now before the conference. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your slot. 2. Sign up for a seat in the Build an IRC Service with MongoDB Reserve your seat now for this this interactive session. You can follow along as 10gen's CTO and co-founder, Eliot Horowitz, walks you through building an IRC service using MongoDB. This is a half-day track the morning of MongoNYC and is a great opportunity to learn about important concepts in MongoDB. Attendees who pre-register for this session will get a reserved seat at a table with power supply. Email us to reserve your seat. 3. Download GuideBook App MongoNYC has gone mobile! Using Guidebook App, you can view the MongoNYC schedule, maps, twitter, alerts, more on your iPhone/Android. Visit the MongoNYC Guidebook page to download the app. 4. Review the agenda and plan your day With multiple tracks and 40+ sessions, there is a lot to experience at MongoNYC. Don't wait until you are sitting in the audience at the keynote to look at the agenda. Plan your day now. Get the most out of the conference sessions and networking opportunities. Most importantly, make sure to leave time for the after-party. MongoNYC Agenda 5. Update your social network Now that you know what you are doing on the 23rd, let your friends know too. Find your friends and make new ones with Qrious . Tweet about your attendance using the #mongonyc hashtag, add the MongoNYC event to your LinkedIn profile, and don't forget to check-in on foursquare while you're there! Enjoy your day at MongoNYC! If you haven’t signed up yet, get your tickets now. Tagged with: mongonyc, nyc, nyc tech, MongoDB, Mongo, NoSQL, Polyglot persistence, 10gen
Register for MongoNYC, Support hackNY
The Spring 2012 hackNY student hackathon helped to introduce students from across the Northeast to the New York City tech scene, sparking creativity and innovation in a new generation of hackers. 10gen helped students get to and from the March 24-25 hackathon with wifi-enabled buses from Boston, Providence, New Haven, Philadelphia, Princeton, and New Brunswick. It was a big weekend for all participants, but in particular for the prizewinning teams: Xin Yang Yak, Eugene Lee , Alexander Zhao, and Kaushal Parikh ( cLoudspeaker ) Jacob Andreas ( Nonsense and Sensibility ) Raymond Zhong, Daniel Chyan, and Elaine Liew ( Musigallery ) Video clips from throughout the weekend, as well as photos from the event, are available on Livestream . To better support hackNY’s mission , 10gen is committed to raising funds for hackNY ahead of MongoNYC , a one-day conference dedicated to MongoDB held right in our backyard. We've pledged to donate $1 for every MongoNYC ticket sold, and attendees can choose to make contributions of their own either ahead of time (when you purchase your ticket) or at the event itself. You can also support hackNY by purchasing a ticket for the Powered by MongoDB hackathon on April 27—all funds raised through ticket sales for this event go to hackNY. Tagged with: mongonyc, hackny, hackathon, MongoDB, Mongo, NoSQL, Polyglot persistence, 10gen