MongoDB Users

Scheduled: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:30pm in B301


Informal meetup for MongoDB users. MongoDB is a leading open-source NoSQL database, developed by 10gen. Join two programmers from 10gen to ask questions and share ideas.


Informal meetup for MongoDB users. MongoDB (from “humongous”) is an open-source document database, and the leading NoSQL database. MongoDB aims to be feature-rich, general purpose, and scalable.

Come to the BoF to ask questions and share ideas with two programmers from 10gen:

  • A. Jesse Jiryu Davis contributes to the MongoDB Python driver and created Motor, an asynchronous MongoDB Python driver for Tornado.
  • Emily Stolfo contributes to the MongoDB Ruby driver and is adjunct faculty at Columbia University.

Speaking experience

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis:
I've spoken at several Python Meetups, at the Chicago WindyCityDB conference, at the PyGotham conference, and at two MongoDB conferences. My talks have covered three topics: MongoDB; asynchronous frameworks; and Motor, my asynchronous driver for Tornado and MongoDB. Four times, I've taught 2-day-long training sessions on programming with MongoDB.

Here's a video of me explaining how Motor works:

Emily Stolfo:
Teaching: I'm an adjunct faculty at Columbia University and teach Ruby on Rails. I'm going to teach a Ruby on Rails workshop at General Assembly in NYC in a few weeks.
I've taught 2 and 3-day-long training sessions on programming with MongoDB. I've also spoken at 10gen internal meetings and conduct professional consulting engagements with open source customers.

Presentations: I frequently present at MongoDB conferences (audiences range from 100 - 200 people) and teach workshops (with 20 participants) on schema design (recently in Colorado, Australia, and India)
I'm presenting at RailsConf this year:
I'm also presenting at GoRuCo:

Video of me presenting MongoDB's Aggregation Framework at MongoDB Boulder

Review of my Rails class at Columbia:


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    Staff Engineer at MongoDB in New York City specializing in C, Python, and async. Lead developer of the MongoDB C Driver libraries libbson and libmongoc. Author of Motor, an async MongoDB driver for Tornado and asyncio. Contributor to Python, PyMongo, MongoDB, Tornado, and asyncio. Co-author with Guido van Rossum of “A Web Crawler With asyncio Coroutines”, a chapter in the Architecture of Open Source Applications series.

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    Emily Stolfo



    Emily is an Engineer / Evangelist with the 10gen MongoDB Ruby driver team and an adjunct faculty at Columbia University. Before joining 10gen, Emily worked as a Ruby on Rails developer at a NYC startup but her history with Rails goes back to a research project at Paris’ Louvre Museum. In addition to enjoying programming and art, Emily likes to travel and run when not teaching Rails in her free time.