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MongoDB $weeklyUpdate #12: Are you attending the live premiere of Day Zero?

๐Ÿ‘‹ 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:


๐Ÿ“ข Announcements!

๐ŸŽซ Attend the Live Premiere of Day Zero

We're launching something big, bold, and unlike anything you've seen before! Be sure you tune into the MongoDB Twitch channel at 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm GMT on November 17th. That's all I can say (you really don't want to miss this)!

Day Zero Billboard, an Interactive Thriller presented by MongoDB Atlas

๐Ÿ“† Be part of the Global Virtual Community

Want to know when the latest MongoDB events, community events, and streams are happening? Head to our upcoming events page to find all the latest details and sign up for reminders so you never miss an event!

Check out a few here:

Nov 16 - 2020 Pre-Game User Group Event
Special guests Lauren Schaefer and Joe Karlsson will be presenting & co-hosting on Nov 16th. Meet new friends, test your drawing skills, & grab FREE swag!

๐Ÿ’ก ICYMI on the DevHub

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

Sending and Requesting Data from MongoDB in a Unity Game
In this article Nic Raboy shows you how to use UnityWebRequests to make HTTP requests from Unity to a back end that communicates with MongoDB! Initially livestreamed on the Game Dev series on Twitch.


What does a Curriculum Engineer do? Featuring Yulia Genkina!
Adrienne Tacke is joined by Yulia Genkina for a fun and informative AMA about Curriculum Engineering! Yulia answers questions like, "What is Curriculum Engineering?", "Is this a career for you?", and so much more. Check it out:


Have you shared your MongoDB Achievements with our new Social Share widget yet?
If youโ€™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!

Social Accomplishment Share widget on MongoDB University

๐Ÿ“บ 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!

Is It Safe to Go Outside?
Maxime Beugnet and Karen Huaulme joined Mark Smith for his Twitch debut! He covered finding and evaluating a data source for local COVID-19 cases, techniques for ingesting that data into a MongoDB database, and visualized the results using MongoDB Charts. And he did it all in a Jupyter Notebook! ๐Ÿฟ Watch it now


Code Editor Landscape in 2021
Mike Lynn, Nic Raboy, and Joe Karlsson were joined by Max Marcon (Sr. Product Manager for Developer Tools at MongoDB) to discuss the latest updates to our MongoDB for VSCode extension and what the code editor landscape looks like for 2021! ๐Ÿฟ Watch it now

๐Ÿฟ Follow us on Twitch so you never miss a stream!

๐ŸŽฎ GameDev with MongoDB and Unity

Last week on the Game Dev stream, Nic Raboy and Adrienne Tacke continued optimizing their game Plummeting People! In this episode, they refactor their doors to be programmatically generated and marked as a fake door. Much better than copying and pasting a few hundred game objects ๐Ÿ˜… Check it out:

๐Ÿ Episode 9 will be a special fun stream! On Nov 25, 10:30am PT, a few members of the MongoDB DevRel team will be playing some Fall Guys! Join us in the chat for a chill stream!

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

Episode 7: Using UnityWebRequests to make HTTP calls

Episode 6: Obstacles and Door Physics

Episode 5: Level Design and Player Animation in Unity

๐Ÿ’ก 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!

๐ŸŽ™ Last Word on the MongoDB Podcast

Episode 26: In part two of the Automated Database Management series with Lead Product Manager [Rez Khan], hosts Nic Raboy & Mike Lynn continue the automation discussion and focus on automated scalability.

Episode 27: Hosts Nic Raboy & Mike Lynn are joined by David Gorski, Founder & CEO of LifeMetrics to discuss how he's leveraged MongoDB to build BestSelf, an app designed to illuminate the impact of your daily activities on your well being!

(Not listening on Spotify? We got you! We're most likely on your favorite podcast network, including Apple Podcasts, PlayerFM, Podtail, and Listen Notes ๐Ÿ˜Š)

๐Ÿ‘ 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!

New Community Forum Badge!
Want to earn a snazzy new MongoDB forum badge and learn some tips that could pay off big time in your next project? Learn about common โ€œanti-patternsโ€ to avoid in your MongoDB database, complete our Anti-Patterns Quiz, earn your badge, and start your next project with confidence!


Built with MongoDB: Shipright
For this edition of #BuiltWithMongoDB, we are featuring Shipright, a Netherlands-based Techstars company from the Netherlands that enables software businesses to seamlessly track customer feedback and make better-informed product decisions.


Multiple values of partitionKey
Can you help this user out? Join the discussion and submit an answer!


Why Can't I Authenticate?
Running into a similar issue? See if this discussion helps you out!


Installing MongoDB on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2
User @seanwelshbrown has written an excellent article on how to install MongoDB on a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2. Be sure to give it a look:


MongoDB best practices from the SIP3 team
User @agafox and the team at SIP3 has kindly shared the best practices they've learned for using MongoDB. Bookmark it:

๐ŸŒ 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!

๐Ÿ“… Upcoming

Nov 17: DeveloperWeek Austin 2020
Joe Karlsson will be presenting the talk "Building Your First GraphQL Client and From SQL to NoSQL: A Gentle Introduction" at DeveloperWeek Austin 2020 is the largest developer event in the Southwest! Check it out!

Nov 23: Azure Community Conference
Adrienne Tacke will present "Say YES! to NoSQL: A Guide on When to Ditch Relational Databases" at the India Azure Community Conference, a 3-day multi-track virtual conference aimed at Cloud and Web developers. Tune in if you can!

๐Ÿ” Play it again
Lauren Schaefer was featured on the Espacios Abiertos Podcast to share tips on and encouragement for those struggling with the shift to remote work! Listen now

Joe Karlsson jumped on the Coding Over Cocktails podcast to delve into the benefits and common misconceptions about MongoDB! Listen now

๐Ÿ’ก These $weeklyUpdates are always posted to the MongoDB Community Forums first! Sign up today to always get first dibs on these $weeklyUpdates and other MongoDB announcements, interact with the MongoDB community, and help others solve MongoDB related issues!

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