M101P: MongoDB for Developers

MongoDB University

Learn what you need to know to develop applications against MongoDB using Python.

About this course

Learn everything you need to know to get started building a MongoDB-based app.

This course will go over basic installation, JSON, schema design, querying, insertion of data, indexing and working with language drivers. We will also cover working in sharded and replicated environments. In the course, you will build a blogging platform, backed by MongoDB. Our code examples will be given in Python. A brief Python introduction is included in the course.

Prerequisites

To take this course, you should have a working knowledge of Python. Knowledge of relational databases is not required.

Course staff

Andrew Erlichson

Andrew designs and implements the worldwide education efforts around MongoDB. Prior to MongoDB, Inc., Andrew was CEO and founder of Phanfare, an online photo hosting company, now part of Carbonite. Prior to Carbonite, he was founder and CEO of Flashbase, a web service that offered self-service online database forms and analysis tools. Flashbase was acquired by DoubleClick. At DoubleClick, Andrew was Vice President of Technology for the Research and Development group. He has worked at Mips Computer Systems, Silicon Graphics and BlackRock. Andrew received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Ippei Suzuki

Ippei Suzuki translated the lessons for this course to Japanese. He also provided the voice over for the videos. Ippei is an international business specialist, focusing on partnerships between Japan and US companies in the tech sector. He is an expert in network security, including technology such as IDM, encryption, smart cards, and biometrics. He also specializes in next-generation data centers, virtualization, and cloud computing technologies.

Teaching Assistants

Bryan Nehl

Bryan (k0emt in forums) works as a systems developer on a small team that does extract, transform and load (ETL) of data. In the past he was the Software Development Supervisor for the Missouri House of Representatives. Prior to that he was the Software Development Team Lead at the Missouri Gaming Commission. Bryan received his B.A. in Psychology with Minor in Computer Information Systems from Columbia College and his Master of Software Engineering from Kansas State University. Outside of work, you might find Bryan out on bicycle or a Harley. He also completed his first half-marathon in October 2012.

Juan Carlos Farah

Juan Carlos (juancarlosfarah in the forums) currently works as a software engineer at Boxagon, a platform that leverages big data to help users discover and acquire what they need for any task, event or adventure. He received his BA from Harvard University and was recently at Stanford pursuing studies in Computer Science and Statistics. Juan Carlos is co-organizer of the MongoDB User Group in Lima, Peru and contributes to the translation of the MongoDB documentation and online courses into Spanish.

José Carlos García

José Carlos (jcarlosgarcia in the forums) is a technical consultant with more than fifteen years of experience. He currently works at Indra, a global technology company which is one of the top European companies in its sector in terms of R&D&I. He is currently leading a team working on the migration of Real Madrid C.F.'s content management systems. He uses MongoDB along with Ruby on Rails for personal projects, and is an active contributor to the translation of the MongoDB documentation and online courses into Spanish.

FAQ

  • What is the cost of the class?

    This class is free.

  • What do I need to take this class?

    You will need access to a computer and YouTube. A recent Windows, Mac OS or Linux based machine will work fine.

  • What do I receive for taking this course?

    You will get a certificate of completion from MongoDB, Inc.

  • Do I need to be available during a certain hour of the day to watch the course?

    The course is self-paced with weekly deadlines. The course will be broken down into short video segments with periodic assessments to check on your progress, weekly assignments and a final exam.

  • How does the grading work?

    You will receive a final grade but the grade won't be on your certificate of completion. To receive a certificate of completion, you will need to achieve 65% on graded material. There are three different types of assessments within the course: quizzes, weekly assignments and a final exam/project. Quizzes don't count toward your grade. Quizzes are intended to help you check your own understanding. The weekly assignments will comprise one half of your grade and the final exam/project one half of your grade. Most assignments will be due on Mondays. Each week we will release new video lectures and a new assignments. Unfortunately, due to the large number of students and in the interest of fairness, late assignments cannot be accepted.

  • Will I be able to get help?

    We will be providing online forums where students can help each other. In addition, teaching assistants and other MongoDB University employees will monitor the forums and try to help. Often the fastest answer comes from another student.

Dates:
  • 28 October 2014, 7 weeks
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