The Index #129 (August 25, 2023): Thailand, Pune, and Virtual Meetups!

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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:

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
Developer Day Chicago: Aug 29, 2023 | 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
Google Cloud Next: Aug 29, 2023 - Aug 31, 2023
Mumbai MUG: September 1st 2023, 10:00pm – September 2nd 2023, 1:30am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Frankfurt MUG: September 5th 2023, 9:00am – 11:00am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Toronto Meetup: September 5th 2023, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, (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!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Americas West Virtual MUG.

In the first session, @Darshana_Paithankar and @Zuhair_Ahmed discussed alternative methods of utilizing MongoDB Atlas beyond the UI. They spoke on powerful approaches like the MongoDB Atlas Terraform Provider, CloudFormation Resources, CDK, Quick Start Partner Solution Deployments, and the Atlas Kubernetes Operator. They also gave a live demo on quickly creating your first MongoDB Atlas cluster using the Atlas Terraform Provider.

In the next session, Vijay Tolani from Grafana Labs showed how to connect MongoDB data and other sources to a unified dashboard. He demonstrated how to visualize metrics with charts, gauges, geo-maps, and more. He also showed how to receive real-time alerts and query MongoDB and MongoDB Atlas data without migration or ingestion.

In the final lightning session, MongoDB Community Champion @Roman_Right discussed race conditions. He gave a comprehensive overview of race conditions and explored strategies to mitigate them.

We also met up in Thailand to talk about PyMongo on Cloud Native! Co-chair @Kanin_Kearpimy spoke about PyMongo LangChain with Atlas Vector Search for AI assistance in the Monitoring system.

Our MUG leader @Piti.Champeethong discussed how to customize GitHub dev containers for FastAPI and PyMongo and run them on GitHub Codespaces.

Thailand MUG

Thailand MUG

Many thanks to all the folks who showed up for our Pune inaugural meetup.

The event kicked off with a welcome from event leaders @Faizan_Akhtar and @Vishal_Alhat. This was followed by a talk by Vishal on how to use MongoDB on AWS. Vishal gave a comprehensive overview of the topic and shared some helpful tips.

The next talk was by Yogini on how MongoDB is being used at Peerlist. Yogini gave a real-world example of how MongoDB can be used to solve business problems.

We’ve got even more from our community.

Community Champion and Sāo Paulo MUG Leader @Leandro_Domingues shared tips for upgrading your MongoDB version.

Community Enthusiast @Justin_Jenkins has started a series of posts on MongoDB Arrays, including the basis, sorting, and removing elements.

Big congrats to the folks behind the Dallas MUG. They celebrated the one-year anniversary of their meetup. They even brought a cake!

MongoDB Principal Developer Advocate Karen Huaulme spoke about adding AI and machine learning to your data application.

Confluent’s Britton LaRoche spoke about data migration practices to keep your data in sync while you move from Oracle to MongoDB.

And MUG leader Allen Cordrey spoke about why you would move your data from a relational database to a NoSQL database.

Dallas MUG

:studio_microphone: Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

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So much in this article! Thanks for sharing :slight_smile:


Great work at the meetup! :slight_smile: