Past Meetup

March 2018 - Derick Rethans (XDebug creator): Getting the most out of MongoDB

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A special PHPDublin this month, we have a talk by Derick Rethans (@derickr), the author of Xdebug (!

Derick is a senior dev for Mongo DB, and he'll be giving a talk on getting the most out of MongoDB.

Although MongoDB is a non-relational database, it is still important that you store your data in an optimal way. This presentation teaches you how to design your data schema according to your application's needs. This requires a different mind set than designing for a relational database.

Besides schema design techniques, Derick will also cover how to pick indexes, different types of indexes, and ways to find out why queries are potentially not as fast as they could be. We'll also lift the cover on the Aggregation Framework and Schema Validation.

# What if I'm hungry and thirsty?
We've got you sorted! Thanks to our sponsors SmartBox (, StatCounter ( and (, we'll have beer and pizza for you on the night.

# I wanna talk!
Great! We'd love to hear from you. If you have a talk you would like to give, please get in touch, either on, via Twitter (@phpdublin) or email to [masked] .

Doors open 6:40pm!