A week of MongoDB events in New York City

Last week was busy for MongoDB users in New York City! We had several humongous events, ranging from a talk about using MongoDB for the Art Genome Project to an afternoon visiting MongoDB-powered startups in the city. For those of you that were unable to attend, here is an all-things-MongoDB wrap-up for the week.

New York MongoDB User Group – 8/16

The New York MongoDB User Group is the largest MUG with over 1000 members. Buddy Media hosted an oversubscribed NY MUG for the third consecutive month. Daniel (D.b) from Art.sy and Billy from Turntable.fm each presented their experiences with MongoDB. Both organizations are still in beta but generating a lot of buzz around their respective products. If you missed the event, slides and video from the meetup are available on our presentations page:

Python Meetup - 8/16

Dan Crosta of 10gen presented to the New York Python Meetup on using MongoDB with Django in a talk called Evolution without Migration. The session also included a presentation by the real-time analytics company Chartbeat, who discussed their deployment of MongoDB on Amazon EC2.

Node.js User Group - 8/17

On Wednesday we visited a roundtable discussion featuring community leaders in the NYC node.js community. Developer Niels Meersschaert presented about how he uses Mongoose, the object document mapper for node.js. For those that are interested in learning about a fast growing technology in a smaller, more intimate user group, check out the New York City node.js meetup.

NYC Startup Crawl – 8/19

On Friday we organized the first NYC Startup Crawl and it was a big success! The event sold out within 48 hours with 150+ people on the waiting list. Attendees visited Crowdtap, Business Insider, Smartling, Yodle, Sailthru, GameChanger and the 10gen offices — all companies that use MongoDB in production. At each stop, crawlers learned about the company, talked to team members, played a few games, and had some beers. We saw some amazing office spaces. Photos and video to come soon!

After the crawl, we gave out prizes at the after party at the 10gen office. The event is hopefully one of several to come in the next few months. If you are interested in having your organization participate in the future, please feel free to contact us.

We have more than 50 MongoDB events scheduled for the rest of this year. The full schedule is available at mongodb.org/events. Check out the 10gen blog and presentations page for updates on recent events!