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$weeklyUpdate #17 (Feb 1, 2021): Latest Tutorials, Events, Podcasts, & Streams!

πŸ‘‹ Hi everyone!

Welcome to MongoDB $weeklyUpdate!

Here, you'll find the latest developer tutorials, upcoming official MongoDB events, and get a heads up on our latest Twitch streams and podcast, curated by Adrienne Tacke at MongoDB:


🌟 Celebrating the 45th annual Black History Month 🌟

February means it's Black History Month! We want to celebrate the Black community for its many contributions to society. So every week, we'll feature a Black pioneer in science and tech!

Dorothy Johnson Vaughan - NASA Mathematician

Dorothy Vaughan Photo from Wikipedia

"Dorothy Johnson Vaughan was part of a team that did mathematical calculations to help launch satellites (and later humans!) into space. Her group figured out how wind and gravity affects aircrafts" (via National Geographic).

πŸ“’ Call for speakers for 2021 is open until February 11! 2021 Banner

Become a 21 Speaker is where the world’s fastest-growing data community comes to connect, explore, and learn. We’re looking for speakers who can inspire attendees by introducing them to new technologies, ideas, and solutions.

Whether you want to do a 30 minute conference session, a 60-90 minutes deep dive tutorial, or a 10 minutes lightning talk - give us your talk ideas. If you have a great idea but don't feel ready for the stage / stream: don't worry. We offer speaker storyline workshops, speaker coaching sessions, and more.

Call for speakers closes February 11th.

Submit your Talk

πŸŽ“ Freshest Tutorials on DevHub

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


Building a Mobile Chat App Using Realm – Integrating Realm into Your App
Andrew Morgan shows you how to how to integrate the Realm-Cocoa SDK into your iOS (SwiftUI) app. It's a follow-up to Building a Mobile Chat App Using Realm – Data Architecture!

Integrate Your Realm App with Amazon EventBridge
Andrew Morgan and Igor Alekseev from AWS show you how to add a new feature to an RChat application built with Realm Sync and Amazon Eventbridge.

Create a Data Enabled API in MongoDB Realm in 10 Minutes or Less
Mike Lynn explains how to quickly create an API that exposes data from a sample database in MongoDB Atlas and a Realm App with an HTTP listener, step-by-step.


Capturing Hacker News Mentions with Node.js and MongoDB
Nic Raboy details how to parse through Hacker News data as it's created, filter for relevant topics, and store the data in MongoDB Atlas.

Good to Know

Three Underused MongoDB Features
Mark Smith will cover three underrated features of MongoDB: TTL Indexes, Capped Collections, and Change Streams!

MongoDB Aggregation Pipeline Queries vs SQL Queries
Joe Karlsson will walk you through translating the MongoDB Aggregation Pipeline from SQL.

Is it Safe to Go Outside? Data Investigation With MongoDB
Mark Smith will discuss using a Jupyter Notebook to explore the Scottish NHS API's data format, load it into MongoDB, and then do some analysis in MongoDB Charts.


Manage Game User Profiles with MongoDB, Phaser, and JavaScript
Nic Raboy explains how to create user profiles for your games using Phaser, JavaScript, and MongoDB.

πŸ“… Official MongoDB Events

Attend an official MongoDB event near you (virtual for now)! Chat with MongoDB experts, learn something new, meet other developers, and win some swag!

Feb 2 (3:00pm GMT+4 | UAE) - Introduction to Aggregation Pipelines

Feb 16 (3:00pm GMT+4 | UAE) - MongoDB Atlas Full Text Search Overview

Feb 17 (11:00am GMT-6 | Global) - Realm Sync in use - building and architecting a Mobile Chat App

Feb 24 (10:00am GMT-6 | Global) - Xamarin Guidance with Realm .NET

Feb 24 (5:00pm GMT+1 | DACH) - Schema-Design-Pattern fΓΌr mehr Performance

Feb 25 (11:00am GMT-6 | Global) - For the Love of Databases: Interview with Asya Kamsky & Dani Monteiro

πŸ“Ί MongoDB 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!

Latest Stream
Building a YouTube Stats App with Realm Serverless Functions & MongoDB Charts

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

πŸŽ™ Last Word on the MongoDB Podcast

Latest Episode

Catch up on past episodes:

Ep. 39 - Building the MongoDB Developer Hub with Jordan Stapinski

Ep. 38 - Ansible and the MongoDB Atlas API with Martin Schurz

Ep. 37 - Open Source Project O-FISH with Sheeri Cabral

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

🌍 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!

πŸ“… Upcoming

Feb 17: DevNexus
Join Lauren Schaefer at DevNexus 2021 where she'll be giving the Keynote Address "Top Ten Tips for Making Remote Work Actually Work Right Now"!

Feb 25: Confoo
Lauren Schaefer will be at Confoo giving her talk "Stop! Don't Make These Mistakes in Your Document Database"!

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