Get to MongoDB London on Us: Show Us Your MUG
MongoDB is coming to London and we want to see you there. Tickets are going fast, but we’re putting two free day-passes up for grabs - all you need to do is share your very best mug shot online! By now, most of you should have a MongoDB mug. If not, where have you been the past 6 years? We've shipped mugs around the world but we rarely get to see the Mug owners. To get in the draw to win two free tickets to MongoDB London , simply snap a photo (alone or with others) with your MongoDB mug(s) and tag it on Twitter with the hashtag #mongodbmug. Good luck, and look forward to seeing you in November at MongoDB London. What to Expect at MongoDB London MongoDB London will not only reveal the why behind using MongoDB in a range of use cases, but crucially a varied roster of presenters will explain the how. MongoDB Co-Founder and CTO, Eliot Horowitz, will open the day and give a roadmap of what's to come in MongoDB 2.8. At MongoDB London, you will see how you can build applications never before possible in your organization. Gary Collier, CTO at AHL Man Group , will discuss how his team created a single platform for all of its financial data with MongoDB. That project resulted in a 25x improvement in tick throughput and slashed the required disk storage by 40 percent. Additionally, James Stewart, will describe the process of digital transformation in the UK Government and Robert Hill, at Capgemini, will be showcase building a real-time view of your business to integrate all of your siloed data--also called the Single View of the Customer. Alongside a number of user presentations, there will be several MongoDB experts giving talks on everything from the Internet of Things to examples of MongoDB best practices in Financial Services. Finally, you will get the chance to sit down with MongoDB experts at our "Ask The Experts" hall to answer your toughest questions about MongoDB. Don't delay. Snap your MUG and send it over.
MongoDB Study Groups
At the end of September 10gen announced free online MongoDB Education courses to expand education and training opportunities around MongoDB. In order to facilitate community through our education courses, 10gen will be sponsoring a number of MongoDB study groups around the globe so everyone from novices to experts can support one another as they learn. You can meet weekly, monthly or whenever you like to guide one another through the lessons and walk away better prepared to put MongoDB into production. Interested in creating a MongoDB study group in your area? Send a note to our community team and we'll help you get started. If you're a MongoDB user group member (MUG), consider organizing a MongoDB study group through your local MUG . It's a great way to meet like-minded developers, DevOps professionals and engineers in your area. Want to host MongoDB Study Groups at your offices? Get in touch and we'll help you find a community in your area. We'll post all MongoDB Study Groups to our study group page . Check back to see who is meeting, or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with upcoming meetings. Tagged with: mongodb, mongodb study groups, java, scala, MUGs, user groups
A very short interview with Tomislav Zorc, organiser of the Munich MongoDB User Group
Every month we bring you interviews with members of our MongoDB community — including organisers of MongoDB user groups from around the world The Munich MongoDB User Group is the first and the largest MUG in the German speaking area, and is sponsored and run jointly by comSysto and 10gen. So far, the group have had more than 10 meetups aiming for monthly meetups with lightning talks, pizza or sandwiches and cold drinks. Tomislav Zorc and Bernd Zuther, software engineers for comSysto, will be giving a talk, Pizza “Quattro Shardoni” with comSysto” at MongoDB Munich on October 16 . A very short interview with Tomislav Zorc, organiser of the Munich MongoDB User Group What are the biggest challenges you have running the Munich MongoDB User Group? Running this meetup and meeting likeminded people is great fun, so we can not really talk about challenges. We are continuously working on the extension of our reach and recognition, since there are still plenty of people out there that should know about and visit the Munich User Group. How do you find your speakers for the group? Finding good speakers has proven to be the easiest part, our talk pipeline is full for this year! The comSysto crew and our clients are working on thrilling MongoDB projects that we want to share with the world. 10gen and their partners have also sent several excellent speakers. How have you helped and encouraged the user group to grow? We are promoting the group through our own network, many social media channels like XING, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, related local User Groups, as well as through our company newsletter. 10gen has also provided great help with the promotion. What advice would you give to someone who was starting their own user group? Find great speakers with moving topics and just talk about them. Invite people from your network (colleagues, clients, partners) to speak. Work closely with 10gen. Use meetup.com and communicate through other social media. Provide snacks and cold drinks. Network and enjoy meeting great people! Aside from your work and MongoDB, tell me about something you are passionate about? We love FC Bayern MÃƒÂ_nchen, good beer, great jokes, all kinds of data (just make it big), parallel processing, electronic gadgets, everything digital… The Munich MongoDB User Group next meets on Oct 15. RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/Muenchen-MongoDB-User-Group/events/85093942/ comSysto GmbH provide software solutions for the new digital era - data-driven Enterprise or Consumer Apps that enlighten and inspire their end users. A Munich-based company, comSysto deliver extraordinary solutions through continuous learning while using open-source tools, technologies and frameworks like MongoDB, Hadoop, Spring, Apache Wicket, Gradle, Git, Hippo CMS and Android. Tagged with: MongoDB, Munich, MÃƒÂ_nchen, Germany, comSysto, 10gen, MongoDB Munich, MÃƒÂ_nchen MongoDB User Group, user groups, MUGs, EMEA
Recap: NYC MongoDB User Group Meetup
Earlier this week, the NYC MongoDB User Group met at Buddy Media to learn more about how three different companies were using MongoDB . Trello , an online organization and collaboration app, uses MongoDB alongside Node.js, Redis, and Backbone to run highly-responsive single-page applications, allowing multiple users to share information almost instantly on virtual project boards. You can view the Trello presentation and slides online Michael Lysaght and Oleksii Iepishkin, of SecondMarket , presented their open source tool Mongeez, a tool that helps to deploy data changes in MongoDB automatically without losing consistency with the existing codebase. (Mongeez is available on Github ). SecondMarket helps to connect investors with alternative investment opportunities in over forty asset classes. Last but certainly not least, Erik Lubow and Russell Bradberry presented SimpleReach , a realtime analytics tool which uses recommendations to suggest content to online readers. SimpleReach uses Node.js and MongoDB schema design to enable dynamic collection creation and realtime data delivery. Photos from the meetup are available on the MongoDB Flickr page , and video footage from all three presentations can be found online. Not in NYC? Check out other MUGs around the world , and sign up for our newsletter to hear more about MongoDB events in your area. Tagged with: 10gen, meetup, mongeez, mongodb, node.js, realtime analytics, secondmarket, simplereach, trello, github, MongoDB User Group, MUGs, SimpleReach, Trello