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MongoDB $weeklyUpdate #11: AMA about my accomplishments!

👋 Hi everyone!

Welcome to MongoDB $weeklyUpdate, a weekly digest of MongoDB tutorials, articles, and community spotlights!

Each week, we'll be sharing the latest and greatest MongoDB content and featuring our favorite community content too, curated by Adrienne Tacke at MongoDB:


📢 Announcements!

🥳 Share your MongoDB Achievements with our new Social Share widget!

During a year filled with uncertainty and change around the world, thousands of people like you have gained incredible new skills with MongoDB University (or are about to!). We think you should share that accomplishment with the world!

Social Accomplishment Share widget on MongoDB University

If you’ve successfully completed a course or learning path, you can now share your Proof of Completion on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook! Gained your MongoDB Certification and joined the group of global MongoDB experts? Now you can tell everyone, including potential employers! Head over to MongoDB University to start sharing your accomplishments today!

💻 MongoDB .live and MongoDB User Group events Event Banner

Attending any of our events? Be sure to attend the pre-game events too! Great content, games, and networking with local MongoDB developers and enthusiasts within your community are all waiting for you, just RSVP. And though events may be regionalized, they are open to all! Check out the full list here.

💡 ICYMI on the DevHub

Want to find the latest MongoDB tutorials and articles created for developers, by developers? Look no further than our DevHub!

Everything You Know About MongoDB is Wrong!
No, really... This post from Mark Smith explores the top 9 MongoDB myths you've probably heard and debunks them one-by-one! You may or may not have your mind blown 🤯


Designing and Developing 2D Game Levels with Unity and C#
In this article Nic Raboy shows you how to use Unity's Tilemap Editor to design game levels in Unity! Initially livestreamed on the Game Dev series on Twitch.


Getting Started with Aggregation Pipelines in Python
Python devs! Mark Smith shows you how to get started with aggregation pipelines in Python! As one of MongoDB's most powerful features, this is a tutorial you don't want to miss! Part of the Python quickstart series.


Subscribe to MongoDB Change Streams Via WebSockets
Need to use MongoDB change streams with WebSockets? Aaron Bassett has written a great tutorial to help you out! Using Python & Tornado you'll learn how to watch for changes in MongoDB's oplog and push them out in realtime using WebSockets! ✨

📺 Last Week on Twitch

We stream tech tutorials, live coding, and talk to members of our community every Friday. Sometimes, we even stream twice a week! Be sure to follow us on Twitch to be notified of every stream!

Lauren Schaefer returned for Part 2 of her Schema Design Anti-Patterns series! Catch the replay:

📅 Upcoming Streams

🍿 What does a Curriculum Engineer do? With Yulia Genkina
(Nov 12, 11:30am PT) - Adrienne Tacke & Yulia Genkina

In this AMA style stream, Adrienne chats with Yulia Genkina, curriculum engineer at MongoDB. Curious about this role, considering different careers in tech, and want answers to your specific questions? Join us and ask your questions in the Twitch chat and we'll answer them live!

🍿 Is it safe to go outside?
(Nov 13, 10am PT) - Mark Smith, Karen Huaulme, and Max Beugnet

Mark wanted to know how safe it was to go outside, given the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Cases were spiking in the cities in Scotland, but he doesn't live in a big city!

He'll cover finding and evaluating a data source for local COVID-19 cases, techniques for ingesting that data into a MongoDB database, and then visualizing the results using MongoDB Charts. The whole thing will be coded in a Jupyter Notebook, demonstrating the investigative nature of obtaining data from a source you don't control.

🍿 Game Development series with Unity and MongoDB
(Nov 13, 1pm PT) - Nic Raboy & Adrienne Tacke

Join Nic and Adrienne as they continue building their game Plummeting People (A Fall Guys tribute).

🍿 Follow us on Twitch so you never miss a stream!

🎮 GameDev with MongoDB and Unity

Last week on the Game Dev stream, Nic Raboy and Adrienne Tacke learned how to use UnityWebRequests to create HTTP calls and save some player stats! Check it out:

Episode 8 is on Nov 13, 1:00pm PT. Join us in the chat and help us build this game!

While you wait for Wednesday, catch up on past streams:

Episode 6: Obstacles and Door Physics

Episode 5: Level Design and Player Animation in Unity

Episode 4: Getting Familiar with Unity

💡 And if you ever need to catch up on any of our streams, you can always find them on our Developer Hub or our Twitch Live Streams playlist!

🎙 Last Word on the MongoDB Podcast

Episode 25: Hosts Nic Raboy & Mike Lynn speak to Andrew Davidson on Twitch about MongoDB Atlas's latest feature: multi-cloud!

With multi-cloud clusters, data is distributed across different public clouds (Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure), enabling deployment of a single database across multiple providers simultaneously. Check out this interesting episode!

(Not listening on Spotify? We got you! We're most likely on your favorite podcast network, including Apple Podcasts, PlayerFM, Podtail, and Listen Notes 😊)

👏 Community Spotlight

Every week, we pick interesting articles, questions, and more from all over the internet! Be sure to use the #MongoDB hashtag when posting on or leave a comment on my weekly Tweets. You might be featured in an upcoming edition!

Does “$eq” aggregation operator works with array dot notation?

Check out this great thread describing the $eq operator!


Aggregation for MongoDB Charts with ; separated data

Running into this issue? Check out our suggested fix in the thread!

🌍 MongoDB DevRel around the Interwebz

Watch our team do their thang at various conferences, meetups, and podcasts around the world (virtually, for now). Also, find external articles and guest posts from our DevRel team here!

📅 Upcoming

Nov 14: Granite State Code Camp 2020
Hear Adrienne Tacke's talk "Say YES! to NoSQL: A Guide on When to Ditch Relational Databases" at this free event! You'll leave with a definitive guide on NoSQL databases and be confident in deciding whether or not it is the right database solution for you!

Nov 16: NYC User Group's 2020 Pre-Game Event
In this official 2020 North America event, developer advocates Lauren Schaefer and Joe Karlsson will present "MongoDB Schema Design Best Practices", highlighting the basics of data modeling using real-world examples. You will learn common methodologies and vocabulary you can use when designing your database schema on your application!

Nov 23: AzConf
Join Adrienne Tacke at the India Azure Community Conference to discuss NoSQL!


🔁 Watch it again
Missed Adrienne Tacke's talk on Durable Functions? Don't worry, you can watch it again here:

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