[Noisebridge-discuss] MongoDB Office Hours

Praveen Sinha dmhomee at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 19:41:55 UTC 2015

The fact remains that you are wanting to use a commons space to develop
for-profit MongoDB markets at no cost to you, while your company is
intaking hand over first capital, while the noisebridge community foots the
bill for our rather expensive per square foot rent.

If I can't make it to consensus tonight, I ask the nb community to
seriously consider the trade-offs of corporate colonization.  We have the
brains in this community, we are the ones with the tech talent here with or
without corporate backing.  Our community has problems, our community has
temporary funding issues, but we can solve them without giving these reps a
free pass.

If we do let them do their "office hours" (market development) in our
space, then we really need to consider if we are really going to be helped
by this.  We also need to consider that MongoDB raised almost a quarter
billion in capital over the past 2 years, and 80 million this year alone.

If we are going to bring corporations in, let's have some discipline, get a
good rate, and bring in competitors.  Play them before they play us.

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 8:05 AM, Bryan Reinero <breinero at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I realize "Office Hours" is a bit confusing name. It's just an opportunity
> for anyone who has questions about MongoDB to get some one on one time with
> an engineer. The name office hours comes from the idea of having scheduled
> times that college professors where in-office and available for students to
> ask questions. People come to these session with questions at all levels of
> experience. Sometimes we talk about application design, sometimes
> distributed systems, sometimes the NoSQL ecosystem. There's no agenda or
> sales pitch. Just a desire to help users with the database.
> Personally, I really enjoy partcipating in these Q&A session since I love
> sharing knowledge and helping people understand technology. Plus, as
> knowledge sharing is a two way street, I learn new things from other
> engineers by working in this collaborative fashion. One of my favorite
> experiences was helping a neuroscientist white-board a data processing
> architecture for his research in Parkinson's Disease.
> I also believe in the powers of cross-polinated technology, and think
> having these Q&A sessions a Noisebridge would foster interesting
> connections. I am a DIYer myself, with an Arduino, Rasberry Pi and a CNC
> project in progress. You can get an idea of who I am from the projects in
> my blog, http://bryanreinero.com/ . The project I'm most proud of is here
> http://bryanreinero.com/camera-cranes/
> MongoDB is an open source database, free to download here:
> https://www.mongodb.org/. We also provide free online courses for
> everyone https://university.mongodb.com/. I'm happy to come to the
> meeting on Tuesday, introduce myself and answer any questions.
> thanks,
> Bryan
> On Jul 21, 2015, at 5:21 AM, subbes <subbes at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think it'd be really beneficial if this was discussed off-list
> Tuesday meeting?
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