[Noisebridge-discuss] MongoDB Office Hours

Harry Moreno morenoh149 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 20:29:08 UTC 2015


@bryan is there any budget or possibility for monetary donation from
mongodb?

Idea: you can turn it into a generic databases support group. Where mongodb
isn't pushed over other solutions.
On Jul 21, 2015 12:42 PM, "Praveen Sinha" <dmhomee at gmail.com> wrote:

> The fact remains that you are wanting to use a commons space to develop
> for-profit MongoDB markets at no cost to you, while your company is
> intaking hand over first capital, while the noisebridge community foots the
> bill for our rather expensive per square foot rent.
>
> If I can't make it to consensus tonight, I ask the nb community to
> seriously consider the trade-offs of corporate colonization.  We have the
> brains in this community, we are the ones with the tech talent here with or
> without corporate backing.  Our community has problems, our community has
> temporary funding issues, but we can solve them without giving these reps a
> free pass.
>
> If we do let them do their "office hours" (market development) in our
> space, then we really need to consider if we are really going to be helped
> by this.  We also need to consider that MongoDB raised almost a quarter
> billion in capital over the past 2 years, and 80 million this year alone.
>
> If we are going to bring corporations in, let's have some discipline, get
> a good rate, and bring in competitors.  Play them before they play us.
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 8:05 AM, Bryan Reinero <breinero at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> I realize "Office Hours" is a bit confusing name. It's just an
>> opportunity for anyone who has questions about MongoDB to get some one on
>> one time with an engineer. The name office hours comes from the idea of
>> having scheduled times that college professors where in-office and
>> available for students to ask questions. People come to these session with
>> questions at all levels of experience. Sometimes we talk about application
>> design, sometimes distributed systems, sometimes the NoSQL ecosystem.
>> There's no agenda or sales pitch. Just a desire to help users with the
>> database.
>>
>> Personally, I really enjoy partcipating in these Q&A session since I love
>> sharing knowledge and helping people understand technology. Plus, as
>> knowledge sharing is a two way street, I learn new things from other
>> engineers by working in this collaborative fashion. One of my favorite
>> experiences was helping a neuroscientist white-board a data processing
>> architecture for his research in Parkinson's Disease.
>>
>> I also believe in the powers of cross-polinated technology, and think
>> having these Q&A sessions a Noisebridge would foster interesting
>> connections. I am a DIYer myself, with an Arduino, Rasberry Pi and a CNC
>> project in progress. You can get an idea of who I am from the projects in
>> my blog, http://bryanreinero.com/ . The project I'm most proud of is
>> here http://bryanreinero.com/camera-cranes/
>>
>> MongoDB is an open source database, free to download here:
>> https://www.mongodb.org/. We also provide free online courses for
>> everyone https://university.mongodb.com/. I'm happy to come to the
>> meeting on Tuesday, introduce myself and answer any questions.
>>
>> thanks,
>> Bryan
>>
>> On Jul 21, 2015, at 5:21 AM, subbes <subbes at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I think it'd be really beneficial if this was discussed off-list
>>>
>>
>> Tuesday meeting?
>>
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