SparkFun Electronics is a startup that utilized an early and heavy reliance on open source technology to grow rapidly with no outside investment. Now open source permeates the culture from software to operations to open hardware products, but sticking to open source while mitigating risk and pressing innovation has not been without its challenges.
It is common to use multiple systems as part of the infrastructure of an application, but it’s sometimes unclear to developers when to use MongoDB alongside a relational database and what the best practices are. This presentation will introduce MongoDB, make the case for hybrid applications, and outline several real-world examples of such applications.
Build a MongoDB geospatial datastore using Creative Commons licensed world data and an Android client to consume the service for fun and profit!
In this session, we’ll talk about strategies for nurturing, empowering and rewarding community leaders to help scale your open source community.