10gen (the company behind MongoDB) visited London in June 2010 to put on the 1 day MongoUK conference.
It was a great conference. Cheap ($50 for an early bird ticket), informative (most of the speakers work for 10gen and really new their stuff) and friendly.
I took notes in some of the talks I attended, some of which I have written up into blog posts (see below).
This is a write-up of Dwight Merriman's talk on replication and the new "replica sets" functionality that is coming up in MongoDB. Dwight is the CEO of 10gen, the company behind MongoDB.
Kyle Banker gave a brief overview of MongoDB and then moved on to discuss data modelling, when to embed documents and when to move them off into their own collections. The suitability of Mongo for use in e-commerce applications was also covered.
Mathias Stearn from 10gen provided a lot of tips on administering MongoDB. Topics covered include how to keep an eye on your server's performance, backing your data up, configuring replication and running Mongo in production.