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NoSQL Technology & Analytics with MongoDB and Precog

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Interested in learning more about 10gen ( and NoSQL technology? Do you need to take analytics further on your MongoDB database? Curious about a new data science platform (

You're invited to the NoSQL Technology & Analytics Meetup on Wednesday, March 13th in Boulder at the Google office. Space is limited! Please RSVP on to save your spot and help us prepare the printed security badges.

You'll hear from the 10gen team on NoSql technology, what MongoDB ( is, and how companies are leveraging it to tackle Big Data. You’ll also hear from the Precog team to learn about advanced analytics ( on your MongoDB ( database.

Join us for drinks, pizza, an interactive dialogue, and to learn more about how to do deep analytics on your existing database. Please bring your laptop/tablet for the interactive part and to win prizes!

RSVP: For security reasons we need all attendees have properly RSVPed for the event. Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 12.

Parking: Please park either in the underground parking in 2590 Pearl Street (south-west corner of 26th/Pearl) or in the parking lot behind 2590 building. The Meetup will be across 26th Street at 2600 Pearl Street. Map to parking (,-105.260466&spn=0.002416,0.004579).


6:00 – 6:30 – Socialize over food and drink 6:30 – 6:45 - Announcements, Upcoming Events 6:45 - 7:30 - Overview of 10gen - Mike Hayes, Sr. Account Executive, 10gen Overview of NoSQL Technology and MongoDB - Antoine Girbal, Principal Engineer, 10gen 7:30 - 8:30 Overview of Precog for MongoDB
Analytics on your NoSQL Data - Daniel Spiewak, Senior R&D Engineer, Precog 8:30 - 9:00 - Door Prizes, Q&A

About the presenters

Antoine Girbal, 10gen
Antoine has a long experience at 10gen working on MongoDB's MapReduce feature, the JavaScript engine and Java driver. He then switched to work as a Solutions Architect, helping many customers design their systems using MongoDB. He previously spent many years in the CDN industry, at Panther CDN then CDNetworks, designing and developing one of the largest and fastest Content Delivery and Application Acceleration Network. There he worked on a system spawning thousands of servers in 120 locations around the globe, serving about 1 million rps, and 200 gbps. Antoine received a MS degree in Computer Science from Stevens Institute (Hoboken), and a BS in Computer Science from Epita (Paris France).

Daniel Spiewak, Precog
Daniel Spiewak is Senior R&D Engineer for Precog based out of Boulder, Colorado. Over the years, he has worked with Java, Scala, Ruby, C/C++, ML, Clojure and several experimental languages. He currently spends most of his free time researching parser theory and methodologies, particularly areas where the field intersects with functional language design, domain-specific languages and type theory. Daniel has written a number of articles on his weblog, Code Commit (, including his popular introductory series, Scala for Java Refugees.

Derek Chen-Becker, Precog
Over the past 15 years, Derek has held a variety of roles, including network engineer, sysadmin, security architect and software developer. Since 2007, Derek has been an active member of the Scala community, where he developed relationships with many of the people who now make up Precog’s stellar engineering group. At Precog, Derek is able to utilize his breadth of knowledge to engineer distributed systems that maximize performance, reliability and customer value.