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First meeting of the Boston MongoDB User Group

Join us for the first meeting of the Boston MongoDB User Group. Free food and MongoDB swag!


Horace Mann room at Microsoft NERD.

One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

After the event

For anyone that wants to get drinks and socialize afterward, Meadhall (4 Cambridge Center) just a few minutes up the street will be the official post user group spot.

Giving away swag and tickets to Mongo Boston 2011

RSVP and get a chance to win a ticket to Mongo Boston 2011. We're also giving away mugs, shirts, and books.

Presentation Topics

This group is a place for developers to learn more about the non-relational, open source, document-oriented database MongoDB.

The format will be three short presentations under a half hour each. We'll aim to finish no later than 9pm.

Geospatial Indexes in HTML5 Geo Apps

Jordan Pollard will be presenting about his experiences building an open source application which uses the HTML5 geolocation API and MongoDB's geospatial indexes.

XML in MongoDB

Jacek Ambroziak of Ambrosoft will present about a project he's working on to store XML ebook content in MongoDB. Here's what he has to say:

"While working on a specialized eBook solution for developers we need to process thousands of EPUB files and their associated RDF metadata, as well as book content: hundreds of thousands of XHTML documents. We convert XML documents into a special binary format (XDM) and store them as MongoDB blobs. The binary format we use is optimized as input to XSLT stylesheets compiled to Java bytecodes. XSLT/Xpath transformations can be run when XML is first stored into DB to extract indexing metadata. Different transformations can be applied to retrieved XDM blobs. Data retrieval is performed via a combination of MongoDB query and XSLT transform straight into desired output format, such as XHTML."

Rapid Prototyping with MongoDB

Aaron White from Boundless Learning will present examples of rapid prototyping with MongoDB. Tentative topics:

  • when you can avoid migrations
  • doing migrations easily
  • passing data from browser straight to back end

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talks, and a great time at the Mead Hall afterwards.

    August 4, 2011

  • matt c.

    Andrew, the 10gen sponsors, and the speakers were super. I am looking forward to the next meetup.

    August 4, 2011

  • Jacek A.

    first mtg but already great; looking forward to 2nd

    August 4, 2011

  • Bill B.

    I felt the presentations were good. Is it possible to get a copy of the slides. I would like to see name tags given out to make it easier to network with others in the group.
    I met someone I know at the meeting. I did not know he was a mongo user.

    August 4, 2011

  • Matt V.

    It was great to see so many people come out for the first meetup!

    August 4, 2011

Our Sponsors

  • MongoDB

    MongoDB supports the Boston MUG

  • Brightcove

    Brightcove kindly offers event space for the meet up.

  • Tesora

    Bringing food and goodies to all attendees

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