Special Speaker: Derick Rethans on MongoDB

MongoDB is a scalable, high-performance, open source, document-oriented NoSQL database. It features JSON-based document storage with dynamic schemas providing simplicity, power and flexibility, combined with full indexes similar to what a traditional RDBMS user would expect. It also provides solid replication and high-availability features as well as an auto-sharding system for transparent horizontal scalability.

Derick Rethans (@derickr) is a PHP Engineer and Evangelist at 10Gen, the company behind MongoDB, and maintainer of the PHP driver for MongoDB. He has contributed to the PHP project in numerous ways, including the Xdebug PHP extension. He’s a frequent lecturer at conferences, the author of php|architect’s Guide to Date and Time Programming, and the co-author of PHP 5 Power Programming. In his spare time, he contributes to the OpenStreetMap project.

This talk introduces MongoDB for developers who aren't familiar with it through a detailed introduction of how to work with MongoDB from PHP. Derick will cover the basics: from installing the PHP driver and connecting to a MongoDB server to creating, inserting, querying, and updating documents. He'll also cover some accepted best practices in schema design and indexing.

The folks at 10gen have also supplied us a ton of swag for the meeting: books, books, books, shirts, stickers, and more books! If you're looking to learn about MongoDB, this is one you'll not want to miss!


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Derick knows his topic well and does a great job of keeping it simple for those new to MongoDB.

    September 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Informative and helpful, I really liked Derick's talk and banter.

    September 19, 2012

  • JR W.

    Good. It was a very informative meeting. I was not familiar with MongoDB but I walked away gaining a lot of information.

    September 19, 2012

  • Bob V.

    I will miss this one. I googled "Derick Rethans on MongoDB" and I find lots of valuable info about his expertise in MongoDB. Conflict with iOS meetup, which I couldn't miss, just bought $799 worth of Mac Mini for this.

    September 19, 2012

  • Joseph P.

    im sure .NET development will not be making its way into this conversation

    September 18, 2012

  • Shawn M.

    We just added Mongo into our CMS at Solodev. I cant wait to meet one of the men behind the project. Mongo is helping us make the web faster!

    September 12, 2012

  • David R.

    I figure this meeting will draw a bit larger crowd than usual, so I'm working with a new venue with more space. Don't hate! They offered it for free! :D

    July 18, 2012

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