DrupalCon Munich came together last week with over 1800 Drupal fans from around the world. The 10gen booth had stickers, t-shirts, and — of course — MongoDB mugs aplenty to share with attendees.
From 10gen's perspective, we are interested in how Drupal and MongoDB work together, and what we can do to help make their integration better.
Derick Rethans gave a Birds of a Feather session on Wednesday on Practical MongoDB with Drupal, and was co-hosted by Drupal expert, KÃƒÂ¡roly NÃƒÂ©gyesi (known to the community as chx). Chx and Derick together were able to give advice on the MongoDB module for Drupal, as well as the EntityFieldQuery module.
Wednesday evening had Derick doing more work directly with the MongoDB community when he gave a talk for approximately 30 people at the MÃƒÂ_nchen MongoDB User Group on “Indexing and Query Optimisation” in MongoDB, covering what is indexing, understanding different types of indexing, and working with indexes. It was well received, and feedback on the talk was complimentary. You can see the slides from the talk here: http://derickrethans.nl/talks/mongo-drupalcon12.pdf
Thursday afternoon was the highlight of DrupalCon for us. Anyone who visited the 10gen stand over the previous two days or who had come along to the previous day's BoF had heard about Derick's Introduction to MongoDB talk, and it gave attendees a firm grounding in getting started with MongoDB. The slides from this talk can be seen here: http://derickrethans.nl/talks/mongo-drupalcon12.pdf
DrupalCon 2013 will be held in Prague, and we plan to have a MongoDB presence at the conference again. With the improvements heralded by Drupal 8, along with increased awareness in the community of how MongoDB can be used with Drupal, we expect next year to be an even bigger success.
10gen returns to Munich this October for a full-day conference dedicated to MongoDB. MongoDB Munich comes to the city on October 16 — tickets are available here.