Past Meetup

Monthly Meeting - March/2015

This Meetup is past

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The Waters of March ( are coming around carrying us in the inevitable direction of the future, but as usual we will be having fun and chatting about Wrangling texts and words, with our guest speaker Derick Rethans.

19:00: Welcome Drinks
19:30 - 20:30: Talk
20:30 - 20:45: Raffle
20:45: Social, drinks and Pizza

Talk: Text wrangling and word smithing

This talk covers multiple methods of querying text with MongoDB. From simple string and regexp matching, to full text search indexes. The talk will cover stemming, tokenization and issues while sorting multiple languages. We will look at techniques for search queries that deal with multiple locales following Unicode specifications. Lastly, we will also look at how to get our data into Elastic Search as a dedicated engine for doing full text search with automatic replication.

Speaker: Derick Rethans

Derick Rethans is a PHP internals expert, author of Xdebug and an OpenStreetMap and mapping enthusiast. He has contributed in a number of ways to the PHP project, including the Xdebug debugging tool, and various extensions and additions. 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. He is now working at MongoDB to work on the PHP driver for MongoDB.

We got some awesome stuff to give away this month, so make sure you attend another awesome meetup!

This month we will be hanging out at the Persgroep Online Service offices which we already know and love.