Geolocation in MongoDB at the Silicon Valley MongoDB User Group

Thanks to all of you, who were able to join me at the session last evening. Thanks much for the kind remarks some of you left behind on the meetup message board, post the session.  Its very rewarding to know that many of you enjoyed the session and found it very useful. I loved the many questions that were brought up and discussed in the room. Please feel free to send more questions by emailing them to me at st (at) treasuryofideas (dot) com. Alternatively, you could tweet them to me at @tshanky.

The presentation from last evening is available online at

For all those who are excited about MongoDB and would like to learn more please join me for “MongoDB in an Hour!” on February 1, 2013. The format of that session would be as follows:

  • 1 hour free video session, which will be made available online by or before Feb 1, 2013.
  • 4 half-hour Google+ Hangout sessions for live Q&A.
  • Unlimited number of Q&A opportunities over email (or over a forum if we create one)
  • (optional) 1 evaluation exam. Passing the exam would entitle you to a certificate of honor.

This 1 hour session is substantially subsidized and I only ask for $25 as suggested donation to cover some of the costs.

Speaking on Scala Actors at NY Scala Enthusiasts

Thanks to Dustin Whitney, we have a meetup for Scala enthusiasts in New York City.

New York Scala Enthusiasts

New York Scala Enthusiasts

I speak on the actors library at the meetup this (March 30, 2009) evening. Last year, I spoke on the same topic at SD Best Practices in Boston. This presentation today will be structured on similar lines to the talk at Boston. Its an introductory but fairly thorough walk through the concepts of actors and threadless concurrency in Scala. Scala brings this great Erlang style concurrency to the JVM and it is something every Java (and of course Scala) developer should peek into, if not learn thoroughly.

The Actors Library

Scala's Actors Library for Concurrency

If you are in New York City and care for Scala actors then do drop by.