Building Your First MongoDB Application

Short Form


Learn the basics about building your first application with mongoDB


This talk will introduce the features of MongoDB by walking through how one can building a simple location-based checkin application using MongoDB. The talk will cover the basics of MongoDB’s document model, query language, map-reduce framework and deployment architecture.

Speaking experience

I've given this talk before as a webinar. I've done public speaking at other conferences, and I speak to companies quite often. I also speak at most mongoDB conferences.


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    Kevin Hanson



    Kevin Hanson is a 10gen Solutions Architect, working to help make mongoDB successful with mongoDB. Prior to 10gen, Kevin worked at MarkLogic as a Senior Consultant for four years. No stranger to document oriented databases, Kevin brings expertise in the database and search engine fields. He graduated from UC San Diego with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, and he’s a big sports fan – go Raider Nation and go Lakers! In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, snowboarding, boating, and playing with the latest and greatest gadgets.