Announcing MongoDB World 2017 - The Largest Annual Developer Conference for the World’s Most Popular Modern Database

Early Registration Discounts and Applications for Innovation Awards are Now Open; Confirmed Speakers Include Game Designer Jane McGonigal and Standup Comedian Matt Parker, plus Tech Leaders from Cisco, eBay, HSBC and Thermo Fisher

NEW YORK, NY and PALO ALTO, CA – February 15, 2017 – MongoDB the database for giant ideas, today announced details for the fourth annual MongoDB World, the largest global gathering of the MongoDB community. More than 3,000 developers are expected at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on June 20-21. This is the first year the event will be held outside New York.

Highlights include:

  • Announcements detailing the latest release of the MongoDB database as well as new features for MongoDB Atlas, the company’s hosted cloud service
  • Keynote speakers including Eliot Horowitz, Co-founder and CTO, MongoDB; Jane McGonigal, PhD, Game Designer; and Matt Parker, Standup Mathematician
  • Presentations from numerous customers including United Airlines, HSBC, Cisco and eBay
The #MDBW17 session catalogue is live! Join the worlds fastest growing database community in Chicago on June 20-21  

MongoDB World 2017 will feature a record number of breakout sessions as well as jumpstarts, community events, a partner summit and a startup showcase. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to technical sessions from MongoDB engineers and customers like Gexa Energy, Remediant, Aon Hewitt, Merrill Corp, Thermo Fisher and Vonage, about a range of topics including server intervals, microservices, containers, artificial intelligence, analytics and more.

“MongoDB has long known the strategic role developers play in driving innovation to give businesses a competitive advantage,” said Eliot Horowitz, CTO and Co-Founder, MongoDB. “Now in its fourth year, MongoDB World is designed to help the developer community collaborate with peers from the biggest companies to emerging startups. It is the destination to learn how MongoDB helps to deliver on giant ideas, and the place to be for private preview to the exciting new products we have in store.”

Featured Keynotes & Customer Presentations

This year’s conference features keynotes, panels and hands-on events designed to educate and entertain developers on industry trends, best practices, and upcoming releases. Keynotes include:

  • Jane McGonigal, PhD, Game Designer
  • Matt Parker, Standup Mathematician
  • Chris Ré, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science at Stanford University
  • Dev Ittycheria, President and CEO, MongoDB
  • Eliot Horowitz, Co-founder and CTO, MongoDB

MongoDB World Super Early Bird Registration Now Open - Discount Code “Chicago”

MongoDB World is a two-day event to be held June 20-21 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Over 3,000 attendees will network with developers, IT professionals and tech evangelists who are building modern applications, interact with MongoDB engineering experts, and learn about the newest features available from MongoDB. New this year, childcare will be available onsite.

Until March 3, registrants can access a 25 percent discount off of the on-site registration price using the special discount code, “Chicago”. Groups of three or more can get an additional 25 percent off of tickets. To register for MongoDB World 2017, please visit:

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information please visit:

What Attendees Have Said

“I'm excited to see what amazing things others are doing with MongoDB and get insights from the people who build MongoDB. This will help me think of new ways to use MongoDB at my company, and to give us a competitive advantage.” - Michael Grayson, Sr. Oracle/MongoDB/MySQL Database Administrator, Paychex

“I’m looking forward to expanding on my MongoDB experience and discovering new opportunities to leverage MongoDB for data science and product development teams at large, data driven corporations.” - Jennifer Shin, Founder & Chief Data Scientist, 8 Path Solutions & Sr. Principal Data Scientist, Nielsen, MongoDB World 2016 Female Innovator

MongoDB Innovation Awards

The fourth annual Innovation Awards recognize the most innovative work in the industry. Winners will be given two tickets to the conference and MongoDB Atlas credits. Past winners include Barclays, China Eastern Airlines, cMapIT, Comcast,, NOW TV, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Practice Fusion and UPS i-Parcel.

The deadline to submit is March 15. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and notified in April. To submit a nomination, please visit:

Changing the Ratio & Bridging Diversity Gaps

As part of the company’s commitment to changing the gender ratio in technology, MongoDB will host the Female Innovators program for the second year to make MongoDB World more accessible for women in technology. Accepted nominees get a complimentary full conference pass and have access to additional events on site. To apply, please visit:

To further help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in technology from attending MongoDB’s conferences, the company is also offering Diversity Scholarships. Recipients receive complimentary admission to MongoDB World, a pre-conference workshop, a certification voucher, mentorship, and more. Visit to apply.

Lastly, for the third year in a row MongoDB World will feature a Women and Trans Coders Lounge, an inclusive area designed for users to learn and socialize with other women and trans professionals in technology.

About MongoDB

By offering the best of traditional databases as well as the flexibility, scale and performance today’s applications require, we let innovators​ ​deploy apps as big as they can possibly dream. From startups to enterprises, for the modern and the​ ​mission-critical, MongoDB is the database for giant ideas.​ For more information, visit