Combined Node.js & MongoDB meetup

Peder Burenstam Linder from Advisa (aka Svensk Lånemarknad) will talk about their migration from a MySQL and Ruby stack to the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js and Node.js).

The event is hosted by 10gen, the MongoDB company. Sandwiches, drinks and coffee/tea will be available.

We have a big conference room booked this time, so please invite all the Node and Mongo fans you know and lets have a great time together!

Please RSVP on meetup.com only to the Node.js group or the MongoDB group, but not both.

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  • Henrik I.

    Hi all

    Thanks a lot for the feedback. I've been reading it both here and elsewhere, and also got some in person after the event. As Laura says, we are taking note and hope to improve for the next time:

    1) The message to have more speakers per event is loud and clear. Interestingly, my background is in organizing a few Helsinki based meetups, where the feedback is always the opposite: they want the talks to be short, preferably without any slides, and the focus is more on the Q&A and social gathering afterwards. So my choice not to arrange more speakers, including not having anyone from MongoDB speaking, was based on this background. Here it seems most people wanted to hear the talk and left soon after it was finished. The lesson learned is quite clear.

    ...

    August 29, 2013

    • Henrik I.

      2) There's been various feedback on the subject matter of the talk, but this seems very diverse. For example: it was too focused on MongoDB and I was interested to hear about node.js vs it was too vague about MongoDB. It should have been more technical vs it was too focused on code examples.

      My conclusion from this feedback is just that it reinforces #1. With so many attendees, it's difficult to please everyone with different expectations. However, if we have multiple speakers, more people will find at least one of the talks relevant.

      3) It's also true the talk - while interesting and relevant to many, including myself - was not exactly as advertised. To a large extent that is completely my fault. Sorry about that.

      August 29, 2013

  • Laura C.

    @Ola Thank you very much for the feedback without it we cannot improve for the next time. Can I ask what you'd like to see in future how can we do better. What worked and what didn't work. I did hear there was a good discussion that took place during the meet up which is positive to hear.

    August 28, 2013

    • Ola R.

      As Henrik Blidh said, for a meetup this big you should absolutely go for >1 speakers. Also, you probably should not advertise it as a combined meetup if the content only covers one of the topics. And finally, you should really, really let a developer or a developer/non-developer pair hold the presentations, so that technical questions from the audience can be answered without just marketing speech.

      August 29, 2013

    • Laura C.

      @Ola thank you for your honest feedback, we do appreciate it and going forward for the next meet up in Stockholm I hope we can have more variety on speakers and topics. If anyone has a suggestion on an alternative venue that would be great to hear and I'l see what we can arrange in the near future.

      August 29, 2013

  • Henrik B.

    Would have liked more speakers, that's all. It was interesting to see the method presented, but I would have liked some more info on why Node.js is nice to use in conjuction with mongodb, since that was the title of the meetup. It should have been called "Porting from SQL to MongoDB" instead given the contents of the talk.

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Anders F.

    Had looked forward to the node.js part....

    August 27, 2013

  • Ola R.

    Didn't seem like the speaker was at all involved in development and the use case was a potentially very bad match for MongoDB which could lead to bad press. Personally, I would much rather have heard the student/part-timer (the "Max" fellow) talk about his migration tool. Also, for a meetup of 200 people it seems like a waste to bring only one speaker.

    4 · August 27, 2013

  • Henrik I.

    Summing up the registrations here and in the Node.js group, there are over 200 people registered. This will be one meetup to remember! See you tomorrow!

    August 25, 2013

  • Henrik I.

    We've upgraded to a bigger room that can take max 200 people. Yes, this will be the most awesomest meetup ever!

    The cap in this group is 100 people, and another 100 seats are available in the Stockholm Node.js group (to be updated). Please RSVP only to one, not both.

    July 25, 2013

  • Henrik I.

    Wow, great to see so many signups in one day!
    I had to cap the signups at 60, but please continue to sign onto the waiting list after that. I will try to upgrade to a bigger room. (And more sandwiches!)

    July 18, 2013

  • Ola R.

    I'm in!

    July 18, 2013

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