MongoDB $weeklyUpdate #13: Turkey and Tomfoolery

:wave: Hi everyone!

Welcome to MongoDB $weeklyUpdate, a weekly digest of MongoDB tutorials, articles, and community spotlights!

Each week, we’ll be sharing the latest and greatest MongoDB content and featuring our favorite community content too, curated by Adrienne Tacke at MongoDB!


:loudspeaker: Announcements!

:maple_leaf: MongoDB + Fall Guys = Chill, Thanksgiving Stream

Join some members of the MongoDB DevRel team as they overcome obstacles and race to the finish while playing Fall Guys! We’ll be easing into the holiday weekend with a fun, chill stream and we’d love to have you in the chat cheering us on!

Starting at 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 6:30pm GMT on Nov 25 - See you on the MongoDB Twitch channel!

:bulb: ICYMI on the DevHub

Want to find the latest MongoDB tutorials and articles created for developers, by developers? Look no further than our DevHub!

Build Your First iOS Mobile App Using Realm, SwiftUI, & Combine
Andrew Morgan makes his DevHub debut with a full tutorial! Check out his article to get started on your first iOS mobile app using Realm, SwiftUI, and Combine!


Visually Showing Atlas Search Highlights with JavaScript and HTML
Nic Raboy shows you how to use Atlas Search to highlight data that matches user queries.


Day Zero: An Interactive MongoDB Thriller
Have you chosen your path on Day Zero yet? An interactive mini-thriller, Day Zero was an extremely exciting and innovative project to work on. Most important was the attention to authenticity! Be sure to check out this post by Mike Lynn for a thorough behind-the-scenes look at how this was made!


Have you shared your MongoDB Achievements with our new Social Share widget yet?
If you’ve successfully completed a course or learning path, you can now share your Proof of Completion on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook! Gained your MongoDB Certification and joined the group of global MongoDB experts? Now you can tell everyone, including potential employers! Head over to MongoDB University to start sharing your accomplishments today!

:tv: Last Week on Twitch

We stream tech tutorials, live coding, and talk to members of our community every Friday. Sometimes, we even stream twice a week! Be sure to follow us on Twitch to be notified of every stream!

Building a Hackathon-Winning Game with Unity and MongoDB
Adrienne Tacke joins Nic Raboy and Barry O’Neill (Senior Technical Services Engineer - Core team) to discuss their award winning “Untitled Leafy Game” and how they built it in 3 days! Check it out now:


Day Zero Watch Party
Mike Lynn and Nic Raboy hosted the live premiere and watch party for Day Zero, a MongoDB Atlas interactive thriller! Throughout the show, they were joined by several special guests to discuss Day Zero and the behind-the-scenes process of creating it! Did you miss it? Be sure to :popcorn: watch it now!

:popcorn: Follow us on Twitch so you never miss a stream!

:video_game: GameDev with MongoDB and Unity

Last week on the Game Dev stream, Nic Raboy and Adrienne Tacke continued optimizing their game Plummeting People! In this episode, they refactor their doors to be programmatically generated and marked as a fake door. Much better than copying and pasting a few hundred game objects :sweat_smile: Check it out:

:maple_leaf: Episode 9 will be a special fun stream! On Nov 25, 10:30am PT, a few members of the MongoDB DevRel team will be playing some Fall Guys! Join us in the chat for a chill stream!

While you wait for Wednesday, catch up on past streams:

Episode 7: Using UnityWebRequests to make HTTP calls

Episode 6: Obstacles and Door Physics

Episode 5: Level Design and Player Animation in Unity

:bulb: And if you ever need to catch up on any of our streams, you can always find them on our Developer Hub or our Twitch Live Streams playlist!

:studio_microphone: Last Word on the MongoDB Podcast

Episode 28: Hosts Nic Raboy & Mike Lynn talk about sizing in MongoDB with Jay Runkel, an Executive Solutions Architect at MongoDB. From determining what size cluster you’ll need to choosing the right infrastructure for your deployments, you’ll learn a lot from Jay in this episode!

(Not listening on Spotify? We got you! We’re most likely on your favorite podcast network, including Apple Podcasts, PlayerFM, Podtail, and Listen Notes :blush:)

:clap: Community Spotlight

Every week, we pick interesting articles, questions, and more from all over the internet! Be sure to use the #MongoDB hashtag when posting on or leave a comment on my weekly Tweets. You might be featured in an upcoming edition!

How Does MongoDB store indexes
Have another perspective to add to this thread? Join the discussion now!


Identify Primary History
Having a similar issue? See if this discussion also helps you out!


Getting error MongoDB Transactions with C# and the .NET Framework
Running into a similar issue? See if this discussion helps you out!

:earth_africa: MongoDB DevRel around the Interwebz

Watch our team do their thang at various conferences, meetups, and podcasts around the world (virtually, for now). Also, find external articles and guest posts from our DevRel team here!

:date: Upcoming

Nov 23: Azure Community Conference
Adrienne Tacke will present “Say YES! to NoSQL: A Guide on When to Ditch Relational Databases” at the India Azure Community Conference, a 3-day multi-track virtual conference aimed at Cloud and Web developers. Tune in if you can!


Feb 17: DevNexus
Join Lauren Schaefer at DevNexus 2021 where she’ll be giving her talk “Top Ten Tips for Making Remote Work Actually Work Right Now”!

:repeat: Play it again

Lauren Schaefer was featured on the Developer Advocate Stories podcast her story, day-to-day life, and expectations of the developer advocate role! Listen now

Replay Lauren Schaefer’s talk “From Tables to Documents – Changing Your Database Mindset” from the Big Mountain Data & Dev 2020 conference! Watch now

Missed Lauren Schaefer’s talk “Top Ten Tips for Making Remote Work Actually Work Right Now” from the Big Mountain Data & Dev 2020 conference? Watch it here!

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