The Index #130 (September 8, 2023): Kotlin, AWS Lambda, and MongoDB Atlas!

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Featured Post

How to Use PyMongo to Connect MongoDB Atlas with AWS Lambda by Anaiya Raisinghani


This tutorial will take you through how to properly set up an Atlas cluster, connect it to AWS Lambda using MongoDB’s Python Driver, write an aggregation pipeline on our data, and return our wanted information!

: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:

Florianópolis MUG: September 12th 2023, 2:30pm – 5:00pm, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Thailand MUG: September 13th 2023, 6:30pm – September 14th 2023, 3:30am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Manila MUG: September 14th 2023, 4:00am – 6:00am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Develop a Private GenAI Q&A System: September 18th 2023, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
MUG SP: September 19th 2023, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Sydney MUG: September 21st 2023, 12:30am – 3:00am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
London MUG: September 26th 2023, 12:00am – 9:30am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
MongoDB .local Boston: Oct 4, 2023 | 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM PDT

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!

As always, our Community is hard at work. Community Enthusiast and MUG Leader @Sumanta_Mukhopadhyay wrote a tutorial to guide you through the process of establishing a connection between your Go application and a MongoDB cluster.

Community Enthusiast @Khushi_Agarwal, who’s currently a student herself, shared a guide for how students can get MongoDB-certified for free.

: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.

This week, we chat with @Doug_Tarr, VP of Engineering. Doug leads the Search team at MongoDB and is looking to expand since the announcement of the newest addition to our platform: Vector Search.

Not listening on Spotify? We got you! We’re also on Apple Podcasts, PlayerFM, Podtail, and Listen Notes. (We’d be forever grateful if you left us a review.)

Have you visited our YouTube channel lately? We have a new video from @nraboy on serverless development with Kotlin, AWS Lambda, and MongoDB Atlas!

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