2012-05-16 MongoDB 101 - Ryan Fischer

A joint Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department meeting

MongoDB 101

Speaker: Ryan Fischer

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

5:30 pm (Social Hour, light refreshments)

6:30 pm Presentation

Loyola University Water Tower Campus (Chicago/Michigan Area)

111 E. Pearson Street, Chicago IL 60611

Beane Ballroom (13th Floor, Lewis Towers) Campus map

Admission: Free, General Admission



Future Meeting Dates: (All Wednesdays)

June 13, 2012

NoSQL databases have been gaining popularity for use in applications. They include features such as simple API, scalable, schema-free, and easily replicated. NoSQL databases are becoming more commonly used not just for storing large sets of data but also for applications with complex relationships. This presentation will cover what exactly NoSQL means and how its being used. 

It will introduce MongoDB, a high-performance, scalable NoSQL database that is quickly becoming a popular database for use with web applications. MongoDB's features include atomic modifiers, document-oriented storage, auto-sharding, and much more. Also covered will be examples of using embedded documents, querying and updating with MongoDB, and scaling with MongoDB.

Ryan Fischer is the Founder of 20spokes focusing on helping businesses grow on the web with innovation and technology. He has over 10 years of experience with development for the web mixed in with startups and young growth companies. He has yet to wear a tie for work and strives to continue this mission. He is continuously learning and exploring new innovations in technology and is a strong believer that there is no one way to solve a problem. Being a polyglot, he continues to learn new languages and paradigms. He is an avid developer with Ruby on Rails and MongoDB is quickly becoming his go to choice for NoSQL.

While there will be light refreshments available, feel free to "brown bag" it and bring in food from the outside to eat during the social hour.

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