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