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Drinks at 10gen (MongoDB)
Tour of Thrillist / JackThreads
Dinner & Presentations at Foursquare

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 PM

We will meet at 10gen for drinks. At 7 PM we will tour the 10gen office, and then head upstairs to the Thrillist/JackThreads HQ for the second tour. Next, we’ll go to the Foursquare for dinner and technical presentations from the three companies.

10gen develops MongoDB, and offers production support,
training and consulting for the open source database. 10gen develops MongoDB and provides consulting, support, and training. MongoDB is the open-source NoSQL database that makes it easy to code, scale, and operate data-centric applications. 10gen was founded by former DoubleClick Founder, CTO Dwight Merriman, as well as former DobleClick engineer and ShopWiki Founder,
CTO Eliot Horowitz.

Thrillist has three products: Thrillist, Thrillist Rewards and JackThreads. Each day Thrillist delivers info on the one new restaurant, bar, event or service you need to know about that day. Whatever it is, they promise it won’t suck. Thrillist Rewards offers daily deals. And, JackThreads is a members-only, online shopping club that offers daily sales on top-tier street, skate, surf and contemporary men's fashion. Thrillist’s system’s “cores” are Drupal 6 and CakePHP and they use MongoDB, Solr, PostgreSQL and Amazon Web Services. Mark O’Neil, CTO of Thrillist will be presenting to our group. We will learn how he structures his team and leverages the coordination of the web and email products for the three distinct brands.

foursquare makes the real world easier to use. They build tools that help you keep up with friends, discover what’s nearby, save money and unlock deals. foursquare’s community of over 20 million worldwide has logged over 2 billion check-ins with millions more everyday. They have an open API that allows developers to build their ideas on the foursquare platform. You can browse some of the many apps that developers have build on foursquare’s open API here. foursquare is hosted within Amazon’s EC2 service, stores data on Mongo DB, and most of the code for the website and API is written in Scala and they also use Python and Bash scripting for automating build, deployment and operations tasks. And that’s just the start. We’ll learn more during their presentation.

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