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Seattle Hadoop / Scalability / NoSQL Meetup: MongoDB

This meetup focuses on Scalability and technologies to enable handling large amounts of data: Hadoop, HBase, distributed NoSQL databases, and more!

There's not only a focus on technology, but also everything surrounding it including operations, management, business use cases, and more. We've had great success in the past, and are growing quickly!

This month's guests:

Grant Goodale, WordSquared. Wordsquared is one of the world's largest "Scrabble-like" games, but is an MMO as well. Massively fun, Grant will speak about using MongoDB and other tools in his infrastructure.


Someone awesome from 10gen/MongoDB


Including guests from Twitter, LinkedIn, Amazon, Cloudant, 10gen/MongoDB, and more. Our format is flexible: We usually have speakers who talk for ~30 minutes each and then do Q+A, plus discussion. There'll be beer afterwards, of course! Fierabend, 422 Yale Ave N

Meetup Location: Amazon HQ, Von Vorst Building, 426 Terry Ave N., Seattle, WA[masked] [b]NOTE: This building is in the 'back right' of the area with the stairs. [/b] Doors open 30 minutes ahead of show-time. Please show up at least 15 minutes early out of respect for our first speaker.

Driving Directions From I-5 Northound and Southbound: Take exit 167 for Mercer St toward Seattle Center Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Fairview Ave/Denny Way Turn left at Fairview Ave N Turn right at Harrison St Take the 2nd right onto Terry Ave N From Downtown

(Columbia Building): Head southwest on Columbia St toward 4th Ave Take the 1st right onto 4th Ave Turn right at Virginia St Turn left at the 3rd cross street onto Westlake Ave Turn right at Harrison St Take the 1st left onto Terry Ave N Parking: Visitor parking is available in the underground parking garage on Harrison and Terry (directly under the Amazon building) there is also street parking and surface parking lots.

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  • Steven V.

    Speakers had good experiences to share. But rarely got into the problems, just talked features of Mongodb and explored some interesting cases of Word-2. Would have liked more talk about trade-offs.

    June 25, 2011

  • clive b.

    awesome prospective from both sides of the coin, industry rep and practitioner

    June 23, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The talk by 10gen was interesting and gave some details on MongoDB that were useful. The follow up talk by Word Squared was not very useful, as their use case was not demanding and did not help demonstrate the capabilities of MongoDB. However, it was interesting to learn more about how people are using it, advantages, and Geo 2D acceleration.

    June 23, 2011

  • Charlie H.

    Thought provoking and filled with good info.

    June 23, 2011

  • Pat C.

    Great speakers and good discussions.

    June 23, 2011

  • mark r.

    picked up a lot of new ideas.

    June 23, 2011

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