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The Index (Formerly the Weekly Update) #123 (July 7, 2023): PyMongo, Building Flask Apps, and Becoming Superhuman

It's FRIDAY! You know what that means...

🎉 Welcome to The Index! 🎉

Each week, we bring you the latest and greatest from our Developer Relations team — from blog posts and YouTube videos to meet-ups and conferences — so you don’t miss a thing.

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Featured Post

How to Use PyMongo to Connect MongoDB Atlas with AWS Lambda by @anaiyaraisin


This tutorial will take you through how to properly set up an Atlas cluster, connect it to AWS Lambda using MongoDB’s Python Driver, write an aggregation pipeline on our data, and return our wanted information.

Other Shoutouts

Getting Started with MongoDB Atlas and Ruby on Rails by @lucecarter1

Our Community Champion Nuri Halperin also wrote a blog post about how to increase security by limiting access to Atlas.

🗓️ Mark Your Calendars

Every month, all across the globe, we organize, attend, speak at, and sponsor events, meetups, and shindigs to bring the DevRel community together. Here’s what we’ve got cooking:

Seville MUG: July 12th 2023, 10:00am – 11:30am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Melbourne MUG: July 12th 2023, 12:00am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
India vMUG: July 14th 2023, 10:00pm – July 15th 2023, 1:30am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Aba MUG: July 15th 2023, 3:00am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Auckland MUG: July 18th 2023, 10:00pm – July 19th 2023, 12:30am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time
Nebraska.Code(): Jul 19, 2023 - Jul 21, 2023
vMUG EMEA: July 25th 2023, 2:00am – 4:00am, (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time

Recently in Sydney, Kheang Ly, who’s the CEO of OWNA, spoke about the tech founder’s journey. Tom Hollander, a MongoDB lead product manager, demonstrated the relational migrator. Many thanks to our event leaders, Wan Bachtiar and Markus Thielsch, for making it all happen.

Sydney MUG

Sydney MUG

Sydney MUG

Over in London, Svitlana Gavrylova from Google Cloud joined our MUG to discuss how MongoDB and Google Cloud collaborate to create even better solutions for your next big project. Thomas Chamberlain from DWP discussed the process of creating a job search engine microservice.

And MongoDB’s own Sam Brown demoed data localization in MongoDB, which is a crucial aspect of data management in today’s business landscape. Sam discussed how you can scale MongoDB globally and still provide localized access for either performance or data residency concerns. Great effort by our MUG leader, Sani Yusuf.

London MUG

London MUG

London MUG

And at our Frankfurt MUG — led by Tim Bidenkapp, Nicole Wesemeyer, and Prabakaran Dhanasekaran — Sascha Dittmann demonstrated how easy it is to leverage Google’s BigQuery and MongoDB Atlas. Philipp Weyer showcased how MongoDB vector search capabilities will enable us to easily build customer experience features. And Praba and Raul Rincones demonstrated MongoDB’s reliability by explaining the raft protocol.

Frankfurt MUG

MongoDB is heading out on a world tour to bring the best, most relevant content directly to you! Join us to connect with MongoDB experts, meet fellow users building the next big thing, and be among the first to hear the latest announcements. Register now.


Use code DEVELOPERFAM50 to secure 50% off your ticket!

🎙️ Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

If reading’s not your jam, you might love catching up on our podcast episodes with @mlynn and Shane McAllister. In our newest episode, we sit down with Niall Maher and talk about InnerSource, a software development strategy that applies open-source practices to proprietary code.

Additionally, you can join Community Enthusiast Justin Jenkins live next week on the podcast, where we’re talking about unlocking career opportunities with MongoDB.

Not listening on Spotify? We got you! We're also on Apple Podcasts, PlayerFM, Podtail, and Listen Notes. (We’d be forever grateful if you left us a review.)

Have you visited our YouTube channel lately? We have a podcast on MongoDB TV where we sit down with David Neal, a Principal Developer Advocate for Pluralsight, and discuss visual storytelling.

Additionally on YouTube, Anaiya and Luce live streamed to show us how to build and deploy with Flask, MongoDB Atlas, and Azure App Service. Check out the replay!

Don’t forget that if you weren’t able to keep up with .local NYC live, you can catch all the replays on YouTube.

Allen Cordrey, our Dallas MUG leader, sat down to discuss how at MongoDB World last year, he found Will Atwood at the Community Cafe and ended up hiring him. He also shares his plans for the Dallas MongoDB User Group.

Justin Poveda, our NYC MUG leader, also spoke about his experiences with MUGs and the community as a whole.

Be sure you subscribe so you never miss an update. Also, keep an eye on all of our upcoming live streams. We're always bringing you fresh and exciting content.

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