JavaMN March Meetup

Public group

Poor Richard's Commonhouse

8301 Normandale Blvd · Bloomington, MN

How to find us

There is plenty of parking in the lot. We will be in the room in the back left of the venue (Franklin Room)

Location image of event venue


Hello JavaMN!

Hope all of you are having a nice start to 2020! Excited to announce our Quarter 1 meetup, we got an action packed night ahead of us thanks to our awesome speakers, Joe Karlsson from MongoDB and Andy Sayre & Joan Soskin from SmartThings! Take a look at the presentation topics below and feel free to invite your friends/colleagues or anyone you want to introduce to the JavaMN group, I think we are a pretty fun time. People of all skill levels are welcome. Looking forward to the event and please message me on here or email me at [masked] if you have any questions! See you all March 10th! (Agenda is below)

Title: From SQL to NoSQL: A Gentle Introduction For Java Developers
Presenter: Joe Karlsson -
*Go check out Joe's LI profile, he has some great content!*

Abstract: When you need to model data, is your first instinct to start breaking it down into rows and columns? Mine used to be too. When you want to develop apps in a modern, agile way, NoSQL databases can be the best option. Come to this talk to learn how to take advantage of all that NoSQL databases have to offer and discover the benefits of changing your mindset from the legacy, tabular way of modeling data. We’ll compare and contrast the terms and concepts in SQL databases and MongoDB, explain the benefits of using MongoDB compared to SQL databases, and walk through data modeling basics so you feel confident as you begin using MongoDB.

Title: IoT as a Service: How SmartThings is Embracing Enterprise
Presenters: Andy Sayre -
Joan Soskin -

Abstract: A large number of companies have successfully built entire businesses by creating enterprise software solutions on top of SmartThings’ open, java-based, IoT platform. This presentation will introduce some of these businesses and outline how SmartThings is evolving its technology to make innovation easier for the next generation of companies.

Doors Open: 5:15pm
Socializing/Networking: 5:30pm-6:00pm
Presentations: 6:00pm-7:30pm
More Socializing: 7:30pm-8:00pm
End Event: 8:00pm

*NOTE*: We want this event to be about the community for continuing education and socializing and are currently limiting attendees with business development initiatives. Please message me with questions.