The Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, (Map)
11 Bay Street
ON M5J 1A6
December 15, 2022
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
For the first time ever, we’re pleased to make MongoDB.locals completely free!
Developers, architects, IT professionals, DevOps engineers, and anyone working with or learning MongoDB
Learn about the latest product release and experience the newest features in the opening keynote.
Experience educational technical sessions for all levels, delivered by MongoDB experts and customers.
Stop by the MongoDB booth for demos of the latest products and to connect with the MongoDB community.
Hear from customers and community members about how they’re transforming their industries with MongoDB.
Registration and Breakfast
8 am–9 am
Grab your badge at the MongoDB registration desk before our keynote starts at 9am! Breakfast will be served from 8am for our attendees to enjoy some morning coffee and refreshments whilst networking with other attendees.
MongoDB Atlas Introduction
8:45 am–9:15 am
Working with data has always been the hardest part of developing applications. With MongoDB Atlas, we are looking at making it the easiest.
Among the many topics we’ll cover are:
By the end of the session, you will have access to a free and fully managed and distributed MongoDB deployment that you can use to start building tomorrow’s next best application.
Speaker: Will Chow, Advisory Solutions Architect
Atlas App Services & Search
8:45 am–9:15 am
Have you ever been challenged with application requirements like real time updates, mobile device sync with offline capabilities and super flexible APIs? On top of that you should provide enhanced search functionality like autocomplete and make your native mobile applications collaborate in real time with each other and also with attached web-clients.
Your solutions should also scale on demand with its exponential expected global growing user base. The amount of work to put in such a solution to build and operate is huge and takes weeks or months to complete. Not mentioned yet, that developing and operating such solutions requires specialized skills in multiple technologies like lucene, GraphQL, Server Sent Events (SSE) and mobile device sync.
What if there is a ready-to-use solution which just works and let you concentrate on the features that matter most for your customers? In this session we will show you exactly that. With Atlas App Services and the lucene based Atlas Search you can achieve all the requirements a modern application needs. Scalable, secure and without the hazards of setting up every component on its own.
Speaker: Mark Brown, Solutions Architect, Realm Specialist
9:30 am–10:30 am
MongoDB Chief Product Officer, Sahir Azam, will explore why MongoDB is the best choice for modern applications, the future of application development, and how MongoDB is changing the way data-driven experiences are built.
Morning Coffee Break
10:30 am–10:45 am
Take a quick break before our general sessions begin! Grab your favorite coffee, visit one of our sponsors or speak with a MongoDB expert at our Ask the Expert booth! Be sure to arrive for your chosen session 5 minutes before the session start time.
Recent Additions to Query and Aggregation You May Have Missed
10:45 am–11:15 pm
Each release brings a pile of new features to MongoDB and the Atlas data platform and whilst features like Queryable Encryption or Data Federation can be headline grabbing, unless you study the release notes you might miss some neat small additions. In this fast paced 30 minute talk Asya will show you a number of her favorite "small but powerful" features introduced in recent versions of MongoDB.
Speaker: Asya Kamsky, Principal Engineer
Building Serverless Event-Driven Applications with MongoDB Atlas and Atlas App Services on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
10:45 am–11:15 pm
Decoupling applications is essential in overcoming modern app development challenges. Exchanging events between applications allows developers to build agile, event-driven applications. An added benefit of decoupled applications is the ability to re-architect components to be serverless, which allows organizations to scale easily on demand. In this session, we will discuss building modern, event-driven, serverless applications and how MongoDB Atlas and Atlas App Services complement serverless architectures. We’ll review several event-driven, serverless reference architectures that leverage MongoDB Atlas, Atlas App Services, Amazon EventBridge and other serverless services—and show you how easy they are to build.
Speaker: Igor Alekseev, Sr. Partner Solutions Architect
Do More with Less… MongoDB Security Champions Program
11:25 am–11:55 am
In these shifting economic times, it's necessary to be able to quickly move to "do more with less". At MongoDB, we are ahead of the game, and have founded our Security Champions Program - a fully voluntary security group with members embedded in most of our business units.Champions are tasked with being the "boots on the ground" security voice for their team.With over 100 volunteers, this Program allows us to quickly test phishing campaigns, rollout endpoint security and get accurate and actionable feedback on cybersecurity toolsets. Come learn about how to "do more with less" with the CISO of MongoDB, and one of her key partners in the InfoSec Strategic Operations group with Rhonda Jacobson.
Speaker: Lena Smart, Chief Information Security Officer; Rhonda Jacobson, Manager, Security Engineering
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Optimizing Loblaw's Database Journey
11:25 am–11:55 am
Join Sarah Willock, Senior Director of Technology at Loblaw Companies Limited as she walks through a recent project where MongoDB was used to satisfy the unique business requirements of a complex cloud-based application. Sarah will be highlighting how they supported the engineering experience and scaled-up specific MongoDB skill-sets on the team to ensure we are architecting for the future. From the onset of planning & strategy all the way to data migration & launch – hear about the steps and decisions along the way.
Speaker: Sarah Willock, Senior Director of Technology
Company: Loblaw Companies Limited
11:55 am–1:00 pm
Grab something to eat and visit the MongoDB product or Ask the Experts booth!
Manufacturing Digital Twin Data Modeling using MongoDB
1:00 pm–1:30 pm
In order to achieve digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0, it is critical to aggregate and manage the huge amount of data generated on the shop floor by Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) sensors and devices. Having connected machines, workers and systems is just the start of the digital transformation journey. To extract real value from this connectivity, a digital twin of machines and processes have to be created which will aggregate heterogeneous data and provide valuable insights to drive productivity and efficiency. The interoperability and flexibility of different assets is an important challenge due to the volume and variety of data that needs to be modeled for the digital twin. This talk will go over Industry 4.0 compliant data modeling principles using the MongoDB Smart Factory testbed as an example. We will model the data in a way that fulfills requirements and needs of Industry 4.0: interoperability, scalability, flexibility and resilience.
Speaker: Dr. Humza Akhtar, Principal, Industry Solutions
Ask Me Anything: MongoDB Technical Panel
Please join us for a Q&A panel with some the most advanced and tenured MongoDB Experts! Between the panel’s expertise, we have 26 years of MongoDB expertise and close to 100 years of industry expertise. Please bring your advanced level questions and be prepared for a wonderful technical discussion!
Speaker: Jay Runkel, Asya Kamsky, Jeegar Ghodasara, Pat Wendorf
From RDBMS to NoSQL at Enterprise Scale
1:40 pm–2:10 pm
NoSQL isn't just a database. It's a new way of thinking about data. Traditional RDBMS has been baked into software development for decades. Moving development organizations from RDBMS to NoSQL means overcoming technology momentum and the natural bias to use solutions that are already well understood. Prior to joining MongoDB, Rick Houlihan led the NoSQL Blackbelt team for Amazon during their migration from RDBMS to NoSQL. This session is designed to introduce developers, technologists, and technical decision-makers to the NoSQL mindset and explore the design patterns and best practices developed by Rick and his team during that process. Join him for this insightful session that breaks down NoSQL data modeling for real-world workloads and dives deep into the core value of MongoDB for both SDEs and product stakeholders.
Speaker: Rick Houlihan, Developer Relations Director
Game On: How Kabam Brings Multiplayer Gaming to Millions with MongoDB
1:40 pm–2:10 pm
Marvel Contest of Champions, Disney Mirrorverse and all of Kabam’s live games run on MongoDB letting millions of people play together. We will share the journey of how Kabam leverages Atlas and the partnership to provide a superior gaming experience and keep players engaged while delivering gaming campaigns.
Speaker: Chris Ho, Game Programmer
The Principles of Data Modeling for MongoDB
2:20 pm–2:50 pm
Creating a schema for a relational database is a straightforward process. Designing a schema for a MongoDB application may seem a little more challenging. However, it doesn't have to be if you follow the main principles that MongoDB has identified for its users. This talk will go over these data modeling principles. We'll also reveal modeling tips to address the constant changes in the data technology world like new features in MongoDB, hardware evolution, data lakes, and the growing impact of analytics.
Speaker: Jay Runkel, Distinguished Solutions Architect
Level Up Your Connected Product Experience with AWS and MongoDB
2:20 pm–2:50 pm
The time of disconnected hardware products is over. Real time bi-directional integration is expected as part of a seamless customer experience. In this session we will explain and demonstrate how you can leverage MongoDB Atlas with Device Sync and Realm, integrated with AWS Sagemaker for a connected car feedback loop.
Speaker: Dr. Humza Akhtar, Principal, Industry Solutions at MongoDB; Mohan Yellapantula, Global Go-To-Market Leader for Connected Mobility at AWS
Company: MongoDB, AWS
Afternoon Coffee Break
2:50 pm–3:05 pm
Take a quick break before our final sessions begin! Grab a coffee, visit one of our sponsors or speak with a MongoDB expert at our Ask the Expert booth! Be sure to arrive for your chosen session 5 minutes before the session start time.
Legacy Modernization with MongoDB - A Practitioner's Playbook
3:05 pm–3:35 pm
The digital economy runs on cloud architectures, yet many of our organizations struggle with the constraints and complexities of legacy systems. In this session, Jeff Needham, Principal of Industry Solutions, will offer a view into how to bring your organization into the digital-first age, with architectural examples, as well as rationale and insights into how you can make the case for modernization, and define and execute a successful program within your organization. This session is appropriate for developers, architects, IT decisions-makers, and executives, alike.
Speaker: Jeff Needham, Industry Solutions Principal
Working with Time Series Data in MongoDB
3:05 pm–3:35 pm
Jeegar will cover Time Series in MongoDB with a brief overview of Time Series collections (released in MDB 5.0), including all of the exciting new features and support added for 5.x rapid releases, such as sharding, online archive integration, new query expressions and aggregation stages, performance improvements, Time Series collection column compression, and more.
Speaker: Jeegar Ghodasara
MongoDB Relational Migrator: Bring Your Relational Workloads to MongoDB with Confidence
3:45 pm–4:15 pm
Moving that old, slow application off of a relational database and onto MongoDB sounds like a great idea but has historically been a very challenging undertaking. In this session, we'll introduce MongoDB Relational Migrator, a new product from MongoDB that takes the pain away from modernization projects by helping with schema modeling and mapping, as well as replicating and transforming data from Oracle, MySQL, and SQL server databases.
Speaker: Shiv Pullepu, Industry Solutions Principal
MongoDB Atlas Search Jumpstart
3:45 pm–4:15 pm
Enterprise search is a ubiquitous feature that helps drive user engagement, usability, and knowledge discovery. In this session, we explore the Atlas Search ecosystem and how you can use it to effortlessly integrate search into your applications.
Speaker: Pat Wendorf, Sr. Solutions Architect Specialist
MongoDB MACH Enabler
4:25 pm–4:55 pm
As a Microservices, API-First, Cloud Native and Headless enabler (MongoDB MACH Enabler) MongoDB leads to Data Mesh architectural pattern adoption by enterprises with ease.
In this session we will introduce the Data Mesh architectural pattern that can be enabled with MongoDB. You will also learn how MongoDB Atlas is perfectly suited for the adoption of Microservices, API-FIrst, Cloud Native and Headless computing. We’ll explore "What & How" of Data mesh and MACH adoption with MongoDB by way of introducing several MongoDB primitive capabilities such as Atlas Search, Data Lake and the need for Real-time capabilities.
In this session the attendee will learn concepts and implementation path for Data mesh to a product catalog for a Retailer or any enterprise with products and SKUs.
Speaker: Prashant Juttukonda, Retail Principal, Industry Solutions Tea
5 pm–6 pm
It’s happy hour time! We would love for you to join us for some drinks and light bites to celebrate MongoDB.local Toronto 2022! This will be your last opportunity to network with other attendees and visit sponsor booths as well as MongoDB products and Ask the Expert booths.
Sarah is a Senior Director of Technology at Loblaw Technology. She oversees the technology ecosystem that supports Pharmacy and Healthcare at Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart.
Chris is a game programmer at Kabam, where he manages MongoDB for the game studios. Kabam uses MongoDB as primary data source to power multiple game titles including their AAA flagship Marvel Contest of Champions mobile game.