MongoDB World 2017

Chicago, Illinois

CFP closed at  January 16, 2017 23:59 UTC

MongoDB World: For Giant Ideas

MongoDB World is where the world’s fastest growing database community comes to connect, explore, and learn. Join us for hands-on and deep-dive technical sessions, giving you the tools you need to build and deploy your giant ideas.

Connect with the fastest-growing database community Explore new features, technologies and methodologies with the experts Learn how to deploy mission-critical applications at scale

CFP Description

Share Your Giant Ideas

The call for proposals for MongoDB World 2017 is now open until January 16, 2017. We welcome talks across a wide range of topics related to application development, infrastructure management, and architecture.

Talks from the community help educate and empower technical professionals around the world, and we build our agenda based on the interests of our community. A key consideration of the MongoDB World program committee is your presentation’s ability to educate the audience on technical topics relating to MongoDB. If you need ideas to get you started, see the track listings and topic suggestions on the Call for Papers resources page.

Who’s your audience?

  • Developers
  • DBAs & Operators
  • System Designers & Architects

Who can submit a proposal?

You can submit a proposal. Anyone at any stage of their MongoDB learning is a great candidate for speaking at MongoDB World. Attendees come to MongoDB World to get trained on MongoDB fundamentals and grow their existing MongoDB skills. This year, we aim to to bring together the most diverse conference with the goal of giving you the best possible technical content.

MongoDB World is primarily an educational conference, however, you don’t need to be an experienced speaker or an experienced MongoDB professional to give a talk at the conference. What matters are your giant ideas, and your abilities to think through problems and create real solutions that can educate the community.

How to write a great abstract

Your abstract is the short version of what you plan to discuss. Here are elements that help bring together a great abstract:

  • Nature and scale of the problem (e.g. We deploy services across multiple AWS regions hundreds of times per day)
  • Why we are qualified to discuss it (e.g. Because of this growth, we have built best practices around our team organization and management to enable microservices)
  • How we solved it (e.g. We’ve built tooling to ensure we have efficient processes for managing deployments and upgrades at high scale)
  • What you’ll learn in this session (e.g. In this session, you’ll learn about how we automate and deliver services on a global scale and how, using best practices combined with the right security features, you can do the same.)

What should I talk about?

Our audience is looking to learn about the following:

Stories of overcoming a technical challenge with MongoDB * Moving to MongoDB Atlas * Scaling your app from startup to enterprise * Moving to a Microservices environment * DevOps practices that have helped your team scale * Optimizing your deployment over time

How you used a specific feature in MongoDB to solve a problem * Zoned Sharding * Aggregation * Hadoop/Spark connector *MongoDB Compass * MongoDB Connector for Business Intelligence * Cloud/Ops Manager

How you used MongoDB for a specific use case * Internet of Things * Single View of an Application * Artificial Intelligence * Deep Learning, Machine Learning * Virtual and Augmented Reality * IoT Platforms and Security * Data Streaming and Processing (i.e. Kafka, Spark, GPU Instances) * App and Service Architectures (i.e. Docker, Containers and Microservices architectures, MEAN Stack, Cloud-based applications) * Data as a Platform * SaaS, DBaaS architectures * Data discovery and extraction * Mobile

Advice for technical leaders * Bringing agile to your organization * Implementing microservices * Growing your team

Talk Levels

To help you craft your presentation, and address all our attendees, from new users, to experts, please see the talk level guidelines listed below:

Beginner: 100 Level These talks cover MongoDB Fundamentals and give a technical overview of topics such as sharding, replication, schema design, analytics, indexing and performance tuning. Sessions can be hands-on workshop or lecture-style. These sessions assume knowledge of computer science and operations but assume no formal knowledge of MongoDB. Attendees in this session are doing a proof of concept of MongoDB or may be completely new to MongoDB.

Intermediate: 200 Level Sessions assume a working knowledge of MongoDB and its core features. Attendees should know how to convert a SQL query into a MongoDB query, set up a replica set and pick a shard key for their deployment.

Advanced: 300 Level These sessions assume advanced implementation knowledge of MongoDB. In these sessions, the presenters should go straight into discussing scenarios that have solutions involving MongoDB. Attendees work on or manage an existing MongoDB deployment.

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