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$weeklyUpdate #18 (Feb 8, 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 🌟

Photo from Jason Velez
Celebrating Black History Month at MongoDB

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!

Mark E. Dean - Inventor and Computer Scientist

Mark E. Dean from IBM/AP Images

Mark E. Dean is the first African-American to become an IBM Fellow, the highest level of technical excellence at the company. Aside from holding 20 patents, he is credited with leading the team that developed the original PC bus! (via Wikipedia.

πŸ“’ Call for speakers for 2021 closes in three days!

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!


7 Things I Learned While Modeling Data for YouTube Stats
Lauren Schaefer worked with Mark Smith and Maxime Beugnet embarked on a project to automatically retrieve daily stats about videos on the MongoDB YouTube channel. In this post, Lauren shares seven things she learned while modeling the data for this app.

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.


Accessing Realm Data on iOS Using Realm Studio
Andrew Morgan shows you how to track down the locations of your iOS Realm database files, open them in Realm Studio, view the data, and make changes.

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!

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.


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 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
Integrating MongoDB Into Your NextJS App

🍿 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. 41 - Liberty Mutual and MongoDB

Ep. 40 - History of Realm with Alexander Stigsen

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

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

πŸ’š MongoDB Community Love

We love seeing how you're using MongoDB or simply sharing the good vibes of the community. If you want to be featured in an upcoming $weeklyUpdate, just tweet at us!

Some love for our community forums (AKA the best place to find help or chat about everything MongoDB) from Andrew:

Thanks Andrew! We πŸ’š the MongoDB Community too!

🌍 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"!


Mar 23: Codemotion Online Conference - Italian Edition
Lauren Schaefer will be at Codemotion Online Conference - Italian Edition giving her talk "Stop! Don't Make These Mistakes in Your Document Database"!

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