Strange Loop

Building your first MongoDB application

This workshop will introduce the features of MongoDB by building a simple location-based application using MongoDB. The tutorial will cover the basics of MongoDB’s document model, query language including geospatial, aggregation and map-reduce frameworks and deployment architecture.

The tutorial will be divided into 4 sections:

Besides the knowledge to start building their own applications with MongoDB, attendees will finish the session with a working application they use to check into locations around St. Louis from any HTML5 enabled phone!

Steve Francia

Steve Francia


Steve is the Chief Evangelist at 10gen where he built and leads the developer experience team responsible for drivers, integrations, web, documentation and evangelism. Steve has been involved in open source for over 15 years and prefers to code in Vim. He is the author of two O'Reilly books on databases (and development) and blogs at