The Index #143 (January 26, 2024): Building an Android App, Terraform, & eCommerce Search

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Featured Post

:arrow_right: Building an Android App by Luce Carter

In this tutorial, learn the basics of getting started with your first Android app, using the programming language Kotlin.

Other Good Reads

:arrow_right: MongoDB Atlas With Terraform by @Samuel_84194

:arrow_right: Part 1: Build Your Own Vector Search with MongoDB Atlas and Amazon SageMaker by Dominic Frei

: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:

Jakarta MUG: February 2nd 2024, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
MUG Florianópolis: March 12th 2024, 2:30pm – 5:00pm, (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time

MUG Seville’s passionate leaders @Ivan_Garcia_Yebra and Diego organized an engaging meetup in Sevilla. Ivan emceed the event and talked about Docker and images with MongoDB containers. Diego explored the intriguing topic of vector search.

The Kigali MUG hosted an engaging event at the Carnegie Mellon University Africa campus. Mira, MongoDB Senior Developer Advocate, delved into Vector Search with MongoDB, followed by Senior Community Manager Harshit’s insightful discussion on MongoDB and the Community, and the talks concluded with @Brhane_Giday, a CMU-Africa student, sharing MongoDB fundamentals and data modeling expertise. Many thanks to the force behind the group, @delphine_nyaboke!

The LA MUG’s January event delved into real-world applications of generative AI and RAG systems, featuring a talk and demo by Nikhil, CTO and Co-founder of Dataworkz. Attendees learned how to create and privately host a large language model for a Q&A system akin to ChatGPT, using Dataworkz and Atlas Vector Search.

Many thanks to MUG Leader and MongoDB Champion @Nuri_Halperin.

At MUG Kuala Lumpur’s second meetup at Sunway University, MongoDB enthusiasts were treated to three insightful sessions: Wen Jie, MongoDB Senior Developer Advocate, introduced the latest Atlas features. MUG Leader @Lai_Kai_Yong, Farmz Asia Software Engineer, showcased Streamlit’s integration with MongoDB. And Muhammad, Solution Architect at Huawei Cloud Malaysia, delved into designing a National EMR with MongoDB.

MUG Chandigarh hosted its inaugural meetup, “Data Unleashed,” at Appwrk IT Solutions. The event featured talks by industry experts, including Loveleen, who talked about building better mobile apps with MongoDB and Atlas Device SDK.

Simar talked about building a web app with MongoDB and NodeJS. And Veer discussed best practices for MongoDB Atlas. Special thanks to organizer @Pranav_Kumar for spearheading this enlightening event.

:mortar_board: From the Community Advocacy Program

First, a big announcement and huge congratulations! We are thrilled to announce @chris as the 2023 recipient of MongoDB’s prestigious William Zola Award for Community Excellence!

Chris has been a core member of MongoDB for years as both a Community Champion and Forum Elder. In 2023, he continued to have an active leadership role within the community forum and launched the Toronto MongoDB User Group.

His commitment to excellence is evident through unmatched engagement and support for the MongoDB community.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating Chris and the incredible contributions he has made to our community. You can learn more in our blog.

MongoDB sponsored AWS Community Day Ahmedabad. MUG leader and Community Creator @viraj_thakrar gave a talk on unified workloads of AWS and MongoDB. Viraj showcased how a unified workload is crucial for any application, database, service, or development of any kind.

:studio_microphone: Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

If reading’s not your jam, you might love catching up on our podcast episodes with @Michael_Lynn. This week, Community Creator and Chicago MUG Leader Jacob Latonis from Proofpoint discusses his academic journey, how he got started in security, and his current role in threat research.

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? Check out the replays of recent livestreams from Luce and Shane.

You can also find The Index there!

Staff Developer Advocate Erik presented at a webinar all about eCommerce search and AI.

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