The Index #127 (August 11, 2023): Chennai MUG, Atlas Search, and Datahack Summit!

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Featured Post

Atlas Search Relevancy Explained


Erik Hatcher published a new article on Atlas Search relevancy to help you understand why results are in the order they appear and offer tips on tuning the relevancy ranking order.

:spiral_calendar: Mark Your Calendars

Every month, all across the globe, we organize, attend, speak at, and sponsor events, meetups, and shindigs to bring the DevRel community together. Here’s what we’ve got cooking:

Chicago MUG/.local: August 15th 2023, 7:00am – 5:00pm, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Seville MUG: August 23rd 2023, 10:00am – 11:30am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Ahmedabad MUG: August 25th 2023, 9:30pm – August 26th 2023, 12:00am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
MENA vMUG: August 26th 2023, 12:00am – 2:30am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
NYC AI Hackathon with Modal: August 26th 2023, 6:30am – 7:00pm, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time

MongoDB is heading out on a world tour to bring the best, most relevant content directly to you! Join us to connect with MongoDB experts, meet fellow users building the next big thing, and be among the first to hear the latest announcements. Register now.

Use code DEVELOPERFAM50 to secure 50% off your ticket!

Developer Advocate Megha Arora went to Datahack Summit in Bangalore as our first Generative AI conference in the region. She spoke on how to build a production-ready LLM application using MongoDB Atlas, showcasing Atlas Triggers and Vector Search.

We recently met up for our Chennai MUG and had sessions on MongoDB’s Vector Search, building AWS cloud and serverless applications locally with LocalStack, transforming AI deployment, and decoding Generative AI’s journey from input to output.

Many thanks to our speakers: @jeyaraj, @Rishi_Agrawal, @Harsh_Mishra2, and @Manikandan_Shanmuga. And of course, thank you to the event leaders, Rishi, Jeyaraj, and Ijas, who organized the event in collaboration with LocalStack.

Our Lebanon MUG was a huge success! Thank you to our speaker, @eliehannouch.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the EMEA vMUG. We had sessions from @michael_hoeller, @Timo_Lackmann, @hpgrahsl, and @Arkadiusz_Borucki.

Community Champion and Morphia Maintainer @Justin_Lee released Morphia 2.4.0 and 2.4.1. Morphia is a MongoDB object-document mapper in Java. Learn more about the release and join in the discussion.

Lastly from our Community, Champion and Beanie creator Roman Right released Beanie 1.21.0 which now supports Pydantic v1 and v2. Beanie is an asynchronous Python object-document mapper for MongoDB. You can learn more about Beanie and the release over on GitHub.

Coming up, Community Champion Nuri will be live speaking about Modeling Documents for MongoDB on The Big Dev Theory on Twitch with AWS Tuesday, August 15th at 8am PT/11AM ET. Join live at: https://https//

:studio_microphone: Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

If reading’s not your jam, you might love catching up on our podcast episodes with Michael Lynn and Shane McAllister.

In this episode, we’re joined by David Neal, or ReverentGeek as he’s probably more familiar to many.

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