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NYC Tech Talks Meetup - Hot Potato and MongoDB

  • Mar 30, 2010 · 7:00 PM
  • Meetup Office

This month, we have Justin Shaffer and Lincoln Hochberg from
Hot Potato. Hot Potato is a Brooklyn based startup that allows for a simple aggregation of comments/photos/videos/and all sorts of other good stuff around an event. They will be talking about how they are using MongoDB and Scala to build and scale their tech. This should be a really good one folks, and as with every one of our Meetups, beer and soda are provided. Make sure you don't miss out!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Actually the audio is only messed up for the first minute or so, after that the stream is fine.

    March 31, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    BTW Greg, thanks for putting this event together. Great stuff.

    March 31, 2010

  • Greg W.

    There was one, but checking it now, seems like audio flaked, so not that useful. I believe Justin said they would be publishing the deck to slideshare. Justin, if so, can you post the link here?

    March 31, 2010

  • Kfir S.

    March 31, 2010

  • Greg W.

    Long and detailed deep dive into the work being done at Hotpotato. Really interesting stuff!

    March 31, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a stream of the event somewhere?

    March 31, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very in depth look at code. Great for engineers looking to learn from others and network.

    March 31, 2010

  • Keith C.

    Presenters knew their stuff and did a great job. With all the hype surrounding NoSQL and Scala, it was great to see a detailed case study of how they're being used to solve real problems.

    March 30, 2010

  • Sandro P.

    They got me thinking about MongoDB and how/if I can use it in an upcoming project. Thanks for the insights.

    March 30, 2010

  • Nicholas

    Pretty good overall. A little long, and probably delved a little too deeply into the code at times - I like a technical presentation but as someone who's new to scala, mongodb, and pretty much everything else they were doing, it was a little much. (Of course, if it was directly applicable to what I was doing, I'd probably have wished it was longer and more detailed. Take it for what it's worth.)

    Also, it probably would've been good to show off the site *first*, not *last*, so we'd have some better way of picturing what all of this was being built for. Doesn't really make a difference, in the end, but I certainly have a better time when I can picture what I'm working towards.

    March 30, 2010

  • Cameron M.

    Great talk. As one beginning to dive into the noSQL world, seeing how someone has chosen to use it was very educational.

    March 30, 2010

  • mike o.

    Really interesting stuff, definitely made me want to jump on the scala bandwagon too.

    March 30, 2010

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