Inaugural Meetup with Kevin Hanson from 10gen, Creators of MongoDB

MongoDB 101: An Introduction (20 minutes)
MongoDB Schema Design in Principle (30 minutes)
MongoDB Sharding and Replication (40 minutes)
30 minutes for Q/A for those who want to ask questions.
6:30-7:00 networking. 7-8:30 presentation, and 8:30-9 Q/A.

Pizza, soft drinks, and beer.

Kevin Hanson is a Solutions Architect, working to help make 10gen customers successful with mongoDB. Prior to 10gen, Kevin worked at MarkLogic as a Senior Consultant for four years. No stranger to document oriented databases, Kevin brings expertise in the database and search engine fields. He graduated from UC San Diego with a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, and he's a big sports fan. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, snowboarding, boating, and playing with the latest and greatest gadgets.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    very educational, thank you!

    April 3, 2012

  • Danny

    It was really interesting and informative. It covered both beginner and advanced topics. Kevin was able to answer a lot of questions and made complex topics in normal RDBMs seem simple with MongoDB.

    April 3, 2012

  • Salman Ahmed

    Very informative session on Mongo Architecture and design.

    April 3, 2012

  • Scott Leishman

    Great introduction from a very well informed speaker. Good audience participation.

    April 3, 2012

  • David Cai

    Very informative. Very helpful.

    April 3, 2012

  • Ray Fix

    Very informative talk. Great audience participation.

    April 3, 2012

  • Stephen Handley

    Interested to hear what the status an official 10gen driver for node is.. any chance this ticket https://jira.mongodb.org/browse/...­ will result in you guys porting your shell from spider monkey?

    April 1, 2012

  • Mike Ho

    Great points Larry. Awesome... looking forward to hearing more from everyone tomorrow!

    April 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mike- I agree one size will never fit all when it comes to apps. And yes, any guidance from our friends in 10gen will be much appreciated. I still feel (1) a sw tool, reading a source SQL schema, and drafting a set of MongoDB collections is do-able, and would help a lot, and (2) another sw, fed source and target structures can write the programs for import into MongoDB. [This latter is very do-able; the SAP system (unrelated to this discussion) already has such a tool]. Let's catch up tomorrow!

    April 1, 2012

  • Mike Ho

    I'm not necessarily thinking of an actual software tool per se ? after all applications are so different and have some many different requirements. I'd be perfectly happy with just some strategies, things to think about, potential gotcha's, etc. E.g., does it make sense to use both Mongo AND MySQL in the same application, and if so, what considerations should we make when deciding when to store what data where... etc. =P

    April 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mike- your are on to something. An abstract migration tool would be a great product. Any takers please speak up! Thanks.

    April 1, 2012

  • Mike Ho

    Not sure if you're taking suggestions, but I'd love to hear more about migration strategies for us MySQL folks. I think a common problem standard LAMP-based deployments encounter is the MySQL layer becoming a severe bottleneck, so we're very actively looking at NoSQL technologies like MongoDB to help fulfill this need... I'd love to hear some pointers/strategies when planning for and designing/implementing this kind of migration. Looking forward to tomorrow night... thanks!!!

    April 1, 2012

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