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Steven Pousty on MongoDB + Vert.x = Red Hot goodness

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This month we are excited to have Steven Pousty in town to talk about Vert.x and MongoDB.

5:30-6:10: Networking and Food
Food, Soda, Beer and Networking. We are grateful to Maddie Spilman from TEksystems for their continued sponsorship of the Food and Soda! Our frie

6:10-6:20: Announcements

6:20-7:50: MongoDB + Vert.x = Red Hot goodness by Steven Pousty
Vert.x is a polyglot async ready application server that runs on the JVM. It comes with a built in Event Bus and uses JSON for message passing. That use of JSON makes for some very interesting integration pieces with MongoDB. In this talk I will start by introducing some of the basic concepts of Vert.x, such as Verticles, EventBus, and a ton of built in features. From there I will demonstrate how easy it is to run a WebSocket enabled application that provides live tracking map of airplane flights. The code will be a mix of JavaScript, Java, and Python to flex some polyglotness. Then with a few lines of code I will demonstrate how easy it is to push the same feed of data straight into a spatially enabled MongoDB instance. Given the way both plaforms are such a close fit, I will show how easy it is to also add a REST query service right on top of the API. Don't let all the Node.JS hipsters have all the fun - come see the exciting possibilities for JavaScript or Java application with Vert.x and MongoDB.

About Steven Pousty
Steve is a Dad, Son, Partner, and PaaS Dust Spreader (aka developer evangelist) with OpenShift. He goes around and shows off all the great work the OpenShift engineers do. He can teach you about PaaS with Java, Python, PostgreSQL MongoDB, and some JavaScript. He has deep subject area expertise in GIS/Spatial, Statistics, and Ecology. He has spoken at over 50 conferences and done over 30 workshops including Monktoberfest, MongoNY, JavaOne, FOSS4G, CTIA, AjaxWorld, GeoWeb, Where2.0, and OSCON. Before OpenShift, Steve was a developer evangelist for LinkedIn, deCarta, and ESRI. Steve has a Ph.D. in Ecology from University of Connecticut. He likes building interesting applications and helping developers create great solutions.

7:50: Door prizes:
JetBrains IDE License
Books - Provided by O'Reilly Media

8:00: Networking/Food/Drinks at Society.
Our sponsor,, will be hosting the food at a Society Sports and Spirits. Come join us for further discussion on topic of the night and whatnot.