The Index #136 (November 10, 2023): Atlas Triggers, PHP, & Indexing

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Featured Post

The Atlas Search 'cene: Season 1 by @Erik_Hatcher

Welcome to the first season of a video series dedicated to Atlas Search! This series is designed to guide you through the journey from getting started and understanding the concepts, to advanced techniques.

Other Good Reads

:arrow_right: Using MongoDB Atlas Triggers to Summarize Airbnb Reviews with OpenAI by @Pavel_Duchovny

:arrow_right: RAG with Atlas Vector Search, LangChain, and OpenAI by Harshad Dhavale

:arrow_right: Getting Started with MongoDB and AWS Codewhisperer by Shane McAllister

:arrow_right: How to Implement Client-Side Field Level Encryption (CSFLE) in Java with Spring Data MongoDB by Megha Arora and Maxime Beugnet

:arrow_right: MongoDB Laravel Integration Now Officially Supported by Rishabh Bisht

: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:

Boston MUG: Nov 13, 2023 | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM PST
Auckland MUG: November 13th 2023, 8:00pm – 10:30pm, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Tel Aviv MUG: November 14th 2023, 7:30am – 9:30am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Rio de Janeiro MUG: November 14th 2023, 9:30am – 4:00pm, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
NYC Python Meetup: Nov 15, 2023 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST
Rome MUG: November 16th 2023, 9:30am – 11:30am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Jakarta MUG x DKatalis: November 18th 2023, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Melbourne MUG: November 22nd 2023, 10:30pm – November 23rd 2023, 12:00am, (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Sydney MUG: November 22nd 2023, 10:30pm – November 23rd 2023, 12:30am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
MUG Singapore: November 23rd 2023, 3:00am – 5:00am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Malaysia MUG: November 24th 2023, 2:30am – 4:30am, (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!

The Delhi-NCR MongoDB User Group reached an exciting milestone last month. It’s now 1000 members strong. Kudos to our leaders — Shrey, @Priyanka_Taneja, and Sanchit — our contributors, volunteers, and the community for building a strong and thriving culture.

MUG leader and Community Creator Ivan organized our meetup in Seville. Jose delivered a session on Apache Airflow, and Mathias talked about LLMs and MongoDB Atlas Vector Search.

MongoDB Community Champion Roman Right got the Berlin Community together virtually in October. The event featured a comprehensive exploration of MongoDB, delving into schema design patterns.

Clare organized her first MUG for the Stockholm Community. The event featured two talks and a trivia. The first talk from Egil was a high-level overview of the speaker’s use case with MongoDB and how they migrated to MongoDB, while the second talk from Gunnar had a hands-on walkthrough of building a serverless application with MongoDB and AWS.

@delphine_nyaboke organized their first MUG in Kigali at CMU Africa. Romerik delivered a session on MongoDB Atlas and covered an insightful workshop on the aggregation framework.

​​Our MUG Leaders James, @PhantipK, and @Piti.Champeethong featured the Thailand MUG with PyConTH and Bangkok Open Source 2023 to run Hacktoberfest Thailand this year. They received over 100 participants from both offline and online channels. There were 10 broad talks available. THMUG contributed two talks, and swag, and helped to organize the whole day’s event onsite.

They also opened issues for the community to contribute to and received over 10 PRs within 14 days.


Lastly, we organized our Inaugural MUG in Canberra at the AWS Office. Thank you to the team in Australia for supporting developer community meetups. Shahab from the National Film and Sound Archives showcased the journey of implementing MongoDB Atlas, highlighting the transition from SQL to the document mental model.

The presentation covered ETL design, search indexes, facets, public API, AWS infrastructure, and React frontend development, and it delved into MongoDB Atlas’s developer experience, including using MongoDB Charts and exploring vector search support for generative AI.

:mortar_board: From the Community Advocacy Program

Our Community Champions and Creators are doing some amazing work.

Community Creator Lewis shared his 30-day MongoDB Certification Challenge and insights on MongoDB University.

Community Creator and MUG Leader Vishal wrote a tutorial on multiple MongoDB connections in a single application.

Community Creator and MUG Leader @Sumanta_Mukhopadhyay authored an article about using the right design pattern with Python and MongoDB.

And Community Creator and Mumbai MUG Leader Nilesh led a MongoDB Community Booth at Cloud Native Day in Pune where he spoke with local developers about the MongoDB Community.

: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 time, host Michael Lynn is sitting down with Tom Hollander, a product leader at MongoDB, and they’re discussing the cutting-edge Relational Migrator.

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 @Diego_Freniche, @Jorge_Ortiz_Fuentes, @Hubert_Nguyen1, and Erik!

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