MongoDB Install-a-thon at OSCON

Co-located with the Open Source Convention, OSCON Data will bring together the leaders in the NoSQL and Big Data space. 10gen is a sponsor of the conference, and we will be sending a crew of MongoDB engineers to the event. If you are going to be at OSCON or OSCON Data, please drop by the 10gen booth or check out one of the MongoDB sessions on the schedule. You can learn about building web applications with MongoDB from Roger, MongoDB schema design from Dwight, and practical data storage with MongoDB from our friend Harry at foursquare.

In addition, 10gen CEO Dwight Merriman will be giving a keynote on Databases for Agile Development. Much has been made of scalability as a driver for choosing a database, but the choice of a database influences much more than the scaling architecture. Different database choices drive different data models which in turn influence the development process. Dwight will discuss the influence of the database on the development process and how making the right database choices can allow agile development.

At our booth, we are going to be hosting a MongoDB install-a-thon, where installing MongoDB onto your laptop will enter you into a raffle to win a bunch of great prizes. We will be giving away AppleTVs, Amazon gift cards, MongoDB books and swag. The grand prize for this raffle will be a trip to MongoSV in December and lunch with 10gen CTO Eliot Horowitz. Here is how the install-a-thon works:

  • Install MongoDB onto you laptop at our OSCON booth, get one raffle ticket
  • Help someone else install MongoDB onto their laptop at our OSCON booth, get two raffle tickets
  • Help five people install MongoDB, and not only do you get ten raffle tickets, but you will win a limited-edition install-a-thon t-shirt

We look forward to seeing you at OSCON! You can register using the discount code “10gen” to receive a 20% discount.