I am Jason Ford, a Principal Engineer at Snagajob. I've been working with databases for the last 10 years, and particularly enjoy exploring database technologies in a post RDBMS-only world. For the past two years, I've run the Richmond MongoDB User Group, and love spreading word about how mongoDB can make all of our lives - developers, DBAs, ops - better.
MongoDB is a leader in the noSQL world. I'll be covering the whats hows and whys of this horizontally scalable, document-oriented database, along with the changing database landscape. Learn the ins and outs of building a mongoDB cluster, the mongoDB query language, and how it makes developers lives a whole lot easier. If you can't imagine loving a database without joins, T-SQL, schemas, or transactions, prepare to have your mind blown.