New 2015 MongoDB Masters Play Vital Role in Adoption, Education and Advancement of the Modern Database

NEW YORK, NY and PALO ALTO, CA – March 10, 2015 – MongoDB today announced the 2015 members of the MongoDB Masters, an annual program run by MongoDB to recognize and empower leaders in the MongoDB community. Consisting of core contributors and community evangelists, the MongoDB Masters are dedicated to sharing their passion and technical expertise with the MongoDB community around the world and play a vital role in the adoption, education and advancement of MongoDB.

Among the 2015 MongoDB Masters list is Mark Callaghan, a member of the Technical Staff at Facebook. “MongoDB is an exciting and important technology that has already had a tremendous impact on how we build and manage today’s data-driven applications,” said Callaghan. “I believe in MongoDB’s potential and am committed to contributing code that not only helps me get the features and functionality I need, but benefits the entire community. Being a Master gives me the opportunity to interact with the MongoDB engineering team and engage with other passionate developers and ops professionals to advance the value of MongoDB.”

To demonstrate their expertise, Masters must complete MongoDB professional certification. They participate in regular Q&A sessions with the MongoDB engineering team, have the opportunity to provide feedback on the product roadmap and get private preview to new products and services. They are also invited to the annual Masters Summit at MongoDB World.

“From the beginning, the community has been an essential part of MongoDB’s success, and it remains so today,” said Eliot Horowitz, CTO and Co-founder at MongoDB. “The passion and commitment of our vibrant community is impressive and we’re appreciative to have such a strong group of ambassadors, educators and advocates sharing their first-hand knowledge and expertise. Our continued investment in the Masters program and the community is not a choice – it’s a way of life for us.”

The 2015 MongoDB Masters:

  • Atilla Tozser, Amadeus
  • Beibei Xiao, Baidu
  • Cesar Trigo, Gigigo
  • Charity Majors, Parse/Facebook
  • Dai Shi, Foursquare
  • Doug Garrett, Genentech
  • Flavio Percoco, Red Hat
  • Gustavo Niemeyer, Canonical
  • Jai Hirsch, CARFAX
  • Jared Cottrell, MongoLab
  • Jeff Berger, Sailthru
  • Johannes Brandstetter, comSysto
  • Jongmyun Joo, Plan Information Technology
  • Jorge Puente Sarrín, RebelMouse
  • Katia Aresti, Aresti Development
  • Kenny Gorman, ObjectRocket by Rackspace
  • Kevin Cearns, Entuit Enterprise Solutions
  • Mark Callaghan, Facebook
  • Michael Kennedy, Develop Mentor
  • Michael Poremba, Practice Fusion
  • Nick Martin, Meteor
  • Nicola Iarocci, Bisanzio Software Srl
  • Nuri Halperin, N+ Consulting
  • Pedro Pessoa, Server Density
  • Rick Copeland,
  • Robert J Moore, Allan Bank Consulting
  • Russell Smith, Rainforest QA
  • Sigfrido Narvaez, Sage
  • Tom Leach, GameChanger
  • Travis Redman, Parse/Facebook
  • Trisha Gee, Jet Brains
  • William Kennedy, Ardan Studios

The world’s fastest growing database, MongoDB has a thriving global community with more than 9 million downloads of its open-source database, 2,000 customers, 750 partners, 250,000 MongoDB University students, 35,000 MongoDB user group (MUG) members and 30,000 MongoDB Days attendees.

Additional Supporting Quotes

“There are two things that I have especially enjoyed about being in the MongoDB Masters group the past year,” said Jai Hirsch, Systems Architect at CARFAX. “First, the opportunity to learn more about the MongoDB roadmap and provide feedback based on first-hand experiences. Second, the chance to work directly with the other MongoDB Masters. The Masters group has an incredible amount of knowledge and talent within it, and it is great to be able to ask for insights and provide feedback on each other’s questions. The MongoDB Masters program is truly an amazing resource for all involved.”

“The MongoDB Masters program is a collection of very strong talent,” said Dai Shi, Site Reliability Engineer at Foursquare. “Being part of the MongoDB Masters group will allow me to build my technical expertise with others in the field. I also look forward to sharing my knowledge of MongoDB with others planning future deployments and learning about their own different approaches."


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