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January 2014 Meeting

The January 2014 COCCUG meeting will be on Monday, January 13th from 6pm – 8pm at Improving Enterprises (One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219click here for an aerial view).  We are pleased to welcome Mark Greenway to COCCUG this month.  Mark will share his experiences working with MongoDB in Windows Azure.  Should be a great session!

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We are pleased to welcome Improving Enterprises as a new sponsor this year! Thank you!

Abstract: MongoDB on Azure for Devs

Are you a developer? Do you want to make your site faster?  Think Mongo DB! I will start with why should you care about Mongo.   What makes them better at some things than old fashioned relational databases.  What are they worse at?  I will show you how to enhance existing sites with mongo db, and how to make fresh sites really hum.   I will show you techniques I use *in production* to make my web api 50% faster.   I will show you how a statically typed language can interact very well with a dynamically typed database (its true!).    You will walk away with not only a good idea of whether or not its a good addition for your project. But, examples and patterns for how to actually make it work for you. Learn Mongo. Learn Fast. Give your DBA some much needed rest.

Bio: A web developer since the mid ’90s and a lone dev since the turn of the millenia, Mark has a unique perspective on the problems of programming. From developing “The Daily WTF” style code in his early days, to independently synthesizing many common design patterns in his progression in a vacuum. Then came a new enlightenment and a realization of the community and its resources. This understanding of the pain of doing things the wrong way, leads to a fresh perspective. A smart sense of humour and some training from professional speakers make sure that any talk will be both interesting and informative.

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