July Developer Blog Contest: Teach MongoDB with a Detailed Tutorial

We’re seeing tutorials from the MongoDB community about introducing MongoDB with Ruby… with the OpenShift or CloudFoundry platforms… with Spring… on using MongoDB’s MapReduce or geospatial indexing features. Are you a MongoDB expert who has a tutorial to share? If so, we’d love to hear from you in our July developer blog contest.

Contest Rules

The rules are simple: share your knowledge of MongoDB by writing a tutorial or updating a tutorial that you have already created. Do it all in a detailed blog post, with step-by-step instructions for building an application with MongoDB or using MongoDB with a certain language, tool, platform, or framework. You can also submit a tutorial on using a specific MongoDB feature – Map/Reduce, capped collections, geo, or sharding would all be great topics. Here are some guidelines to get you started:

  • Include step-by-step instructions. Would someone brand new to MongoDB be able to get up and running after reading your post?
  • Include code samples
  • Consider including something interactive, for example a video or interactive tutorial like mongly.com or try.mongodb.org
The winner will be selected by the engineering team at 10gen, so write your entry for a technical audience. Once complete, submit a link to your blog post in the comments section of this post by the end of the month. In addition, tweet your blog post with #MongoDevBlog. You can follow the hashtag for entries and discussion about the contest.

We’ll announce the winner in early August. The winner will receive all the prizes listed below, and everyone who enters will receive a MongoDB coffee mug.

July contest prizes

  • AppleTV and $100 iTunes gift card
  • Free entry for you and two friends to the MongoDB conference of your choice
  • Entry into the MongoDB App of the Year Contest
  • Your blog tweeted out to the 10,000+ followers of @mongodb

MongoDB App of the Year

At the end of the year, we’ll pick the best entry from all the monthly contest entries to win the App of the Year. The App of the Year winner will win either a MacBook Pro or an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City or San Francisco for one of our MongoDB conferences.