Getting started with MongoDB is easier than you might think. Join Spencer Brody, a MongoDB core server developer, as he demonstrates how to build your first application with MongoDB. We will begin with a brief overview of MongoDB, then will go through building a sample application with MongoDB, using a simple location-based service as an example. We will go over basic inserts, updates, and queries, as well as indexes, geospatial queries, and map reduce. We will also go over a high-level explanation of a standard MongoDB deploymentwith sharding and replication.