The Index #132 (September 29, 2023): Open AI, Databricks, and Go!

It’s FRIDAY! You know what that means…

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Each week, we bring you the latest and greatest from our Developer Relations team — from blog posts and YouTube videos to meet-ups and conferences — so you don’t miss a thing.

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Featured Post

Leveraging OpenAI and MongoDB Atlas for Improved Search Functionality by @Pavel_Duchovny

In this article, we’ll go over an implementation of search functionality using OpenAI’s GPT-4 model and MongoDB’s Atlas Vector search.

Other Good Reads

:arrow_right: How to Implement Databricks Workflows and Atlas Vector Search for Enhanced Ecommerce Search Accuracy by @Vittal_Pai, @Ashwin_Gangadhar, and @Francesco_Baldissera

:arrow_right: Get Started with Atlas Stream Processing: Creating Your First Stream Processor by @Robert_Walters

:arrow_right: Learn to Build AI-Enhanced Retail Search Solutions with MongoDB and Databricks by Vittal Pai, Ashwin Gangadhar, and Francesco Baldissera

:arrow_right: Exploring Window Operators in Atlas Stream Processing by Robert Walters

:arrow_right: How to Build a Go Web Application with Gin, MongoDB, and Cody AI by Ado Kukic

: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:

Developer Day Toronto: Oct 3, 2023 | 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
MongoDB .local Boston: Oct 4, 2023 | 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM PDT
Developer Day St. Louis: Oct 5, 2023 | 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
Empowering Modern Applications: October 6th, 10:00pm – October 7th, 1:30am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
San Francisco MUG: October 10th 2023, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Developer Day Pittsburgh: Oct 11, 2023 | 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
Stockhold Meetup: October 16th 2023, 8:30am – 11:30am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Droidcon London: Oct 26, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023

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!

Clear your schedule and join us for the MongoDB Developer Days North American Tour!

We’re hitting the road, with stops in Toronto, St. Louis, and Pittsburgh.

This is your chance to immerse yourself in a full day of hands-on sessions designed to empower software developers like you with the skills to conquer MongoDB challenges.

Whether you’re new to MongoDB or looking to unlock its full potential, our Developer Days program has you covered. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with experts, explore the latest features, and take your MongoDB expertise to the next level.

Register now for an unforgettable learning experience on the road to success!

We’ll be in Toronto, Ontario on October 3; St. Louis, Missouri on October 5th; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 11.

More dates and locations are coming soon, so stay tuned.

We stopped by Confluent Currents and chatted with customers about vector search, stream processing, and other hot topics. And we showed exciting demos and examples, too.

We recently met up in Ahmedabad for our inaugural MUG, organized by Community Enthusiast @turivishal and Community Creator @viraj_thakrar.

Speakers Ajay and Community Creator @shreya_thakrar organized two introductory sessions on the MongoDB and Atlas interface, followed by an introduction of the MUG and our communities around the world.

They also held a quiz and trivia and passed out some sweet swag!

We met in Hyderabad for a MUG organized by leaders @Yashraj_Kakkad, @Jayant_Acharya, and Archy Gupta. We had engaging sessions with Shailendra Gupta, the Director of Engineering at Darwinbox, and Community Creator Ravindar Karampuri, the Advisory Database Engineer at Pitney Bowes.

We had yet another MUG in Mumbai, thanks to the passionate event leader and Community Creator, Nilesh Shinde. A big thank you to our incredible speakers, Fenil Jain, Roshan Jha, and Ijas Ahamed, who covered topics like building admin tools and GUIs on MongoDB, data modeling and schema design in MongoDB, and expanding horizons with MongoDB’s vector search.

And a big thank you to our partner, DronaHQ, who helped make the event possible.

Then, we hit up Jarkata for, you guessed it, another MUG, thanks to our leader, Fajar Abdul Karim. Our presenters Ilham Tubagus Arfian and Athid Severin Nafa covered pair programming and unit testing on NodeJS, and a real-world case scenario using MongoDB to create an investment app.

They also shared how using MongoDB Atlas Functions can help simplify building a back end.

We met up for a MUG in Auckland. Joel Foster talked about why the document model is such a good fit for registry systems, and also some of the great projects Foster Moore - The Registry People are involved in around the world.

Robin Stark from Devoli talked about upserts, too. Big thanks to Community Creator Erich Kuba for all the work he does for the MongoDB community in Auckland!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the MUG Leaders India Summit. The day included sessions, pair and share activities, and interactions with the MongoDB Product, DevRel, and Technical Services teams.

We’ve got some cool updates coming from our Community Advocacy Program.

Our annual Community Champions Summit was held in London, where Community Champions from around the world toured the city, received product updates and insights, and participated in MongoDB.local London.

During the event, Champions led a session on Indexes, shared their enthusiasm for our products and community on our live stream, and ran their own booth where they shared their expertise with attendees.

Community Champion Nuri Halperin authored an article about compound wildcard indexes in MongoDB 7.0.

Community Champion and Sāo Paulo MUG Leader Leandro Domingues spoke about Relational Migrator in the Community Lounge at The Developer’s Conference in Sāo Paulo, Brazil.

And Community Champion Kevin Smith spoke about the advantages of MongoDB’s flexible document model and how to utilize it for application storage at the Dot Net Edinburgh meetup.

: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.

Recently, we sat 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 new videos from Jesse Hall, Anaiya Raisinghani, Nic Raboy, and yours truly!

Remember to view what live streams we’ve got coming up. You can click “Notify me” and YouTube will ping you when we’re about to go on.

That’ll do it for now, folks! Like what you see? Help us spread the love by tweeting this update or sharing it on LinkedIn.