[Noisebridge-discuss] MongoDB Office Hours

Bryan Reinero breinero at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 21:12:01 UTC 2015


I think donating to Noisebridge is certainly reasonable, and I'll happily ask for budget. I'd just need to know what the community agrees on as far as rate goes. 

I think a generalized database group is fantastic idea and I'd be happy to participate in that group whenever asked or welcome to. However, I'm only really qualified or comfortbable speaking about MongoDB. It'd be truly innapropriate for me to organize an event that talks about other databases.

-Bry 

> On Jul 21, 2015, at 1:29 PM, Harry Moreno <morenoh149 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> @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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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/ <http://bryanreinero.com/> . The project I'm most proud of is here http://bryanreinero.com/camera-cranes/ <http://bryanreinero.com/camera-cranes/>
> 
> MongoDB is an open source database, free to download here: https://www.mongodb.org/ <https://www.mongodb.org/>. We also provide free online courses for everyone https://university.mongodb.com/ <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 <mailto:subbes at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>> I think it'd be really beneficial if this was discussed off-list
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>> Tuesday meeting? 
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