Guest Post: Mongo Los Angeles at SCALE 10x

By Guest Blogger: Amelia Mango

Mongo Los Angeles will be the first full-day MongoDB conference in Southern California. We’re excited that the event will be co-located with SCALE, one of the premier events in the open source world.

The MongoDB team is thrilled to be part of SCALE’s 10-year anniversary conference in Los Angeles this year. From its relatively humble beginning a decade ago at USC, the Southern California Linux Expo has grown to a three-day mega-conference, attracting thousands of open source enthusiasts from around the world. Similarly, the MongoDB community has grown tremendously in Los Angeles since last year’s first MongoDB meetup. In 2012, we’ve expanded to a full-day MongoDB conference on January 19.

What is MongoDB? MongoDB is an open source, NoSQL database designed with flexibility and scalability in mind. The list of production users of MongoDB is growing, with thousands of leading Web 2.0 companies as well as major enterprises having adopted MongoDB.

What will you learn at Mongo Los Angeles? You will have an opportunity to hear directly from the team at 10gen working on MongoDB. The 10gen engineers will cover application development, deployment, and the newest features in MongoDB. Mongo LA will also highlight several interesting case studies from the local community. Here are some of the key sessions:

  • Schema Design with MongoDB (Kevin Hansen, 10gen)

  • Best of both worlds: Building the bridge between RDBMS and MongoDB (Will Jang, NBC Universal Group)

  • How and When to Scale MongoDB with Sharding (Antoine Girbal, 10gen)

  • MongoDB: Scaling Citygrid's Places Platform (Prashanth Ramdas, CityGrid Media)

  • MongoDB’s New Aggregation Framework (Paul Pederson, 10gen)

  • MongoDB and Analytics: Turning JSON data to Information (Roger Bodamer)

Mongo LA will be held on January 19th -- the day before SCALE 10x kicks off. We’re hoping that some of the SCALE crowd will stop by to learn more about what we’ve been working on and how MongoDB has solved some real-world problems. And of course, we hope you’ll come by the MongoDB table at SCALE, because we’re excited to meet new members of the community and hear your thoughts as SCALE celebrates its 10th anniversary.

For more information on Mongo Los Angeles, please visit Use the discount code “ScaleLA” and get 25% off the ticket price!