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M101JS: MongoDB for Node.js Developers


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. In the course, you will build a blogging platform, backed by MongoDB. Our code examples will be in Node.js.

Prerequisites

To take this course you should be familiar with JavaScript. Knowledge of relational databases is not required.

Course staff

Andrew Erlichson

Andrew designs and implements the worldwide education efforts around MongoDB. Prior to MongoBD, 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.

Shaun Verch

Shaun is an engineer on the kernel team at MongoDB, Inc. In addition to extensive experience with C++ he is also a Node.js enthusiast. A graduate of Brown University, Shaun believes in the power of education to change the world.

Aaron Heckmann

Aaron Heckmann is currently a Node.js engineer and evangelist at MongoDB, Inc. Previously, he was employed at LearnBoost, a leader in Node.js open source development, where he spent his days working on every aspect of their product and much of his free time working on Mongoose, a popular MongoDB ODM.

Aaron is the maintainer of Mongoose, the MongoDB object-document modeler and an active member of the Node.js community. He also authored express-mongoose, mongoose-keywords, mongoose-ttl, and others such as gm, gleak, node-ses, and has been a significant contributor to projects such as Express and the node-mongodb-native MongoDB driver.

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, the instructor(s), teaching assistants and other MongoDB employees will monitor the forums and try to help. Often the fastest answer comes from another student.

  1. Starts

    Oct 21, 2013 11:00 AM UTC

  2. Ends

    Dec 17, 2013 02:00 AM UTC
  3. Estimated Effort

    5 hours/week
  4. Prerequisites

    Node.js