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Trisha Gee, Developer 10gen, the MongoDB Company

Trisha Gee

Biography: Trisha Gee

Trisha is a developer at 10gen (the MongoDB company). She has expertise in Java high performance systems, is passionate about enabling developer productivity, and has a wide breadth of industry experience from the 12 years she's been a professional developer. Trisha is a leader in the London Java Community, and involved in the Graduate Development Community, she believes we shouldn't all have to make the same mistakes again and again.

Twitter: @trisha_gee

Presentation: Hire Education - making interviews rock

Track: Attracting Great People / Time: Friday 13:20 - 14:10 / Location: Elizabeth Windsor

Attending a job interview is hard. Interviewing candidate after candidate is just as hard. Sadly many of us become both interviewer and candidate with little or no training, context or experience. in this talk Trisha and Dan describe the dynamics of modern-day technical interviewing, from both sides of the table. You will learn how to effectively assess candidates, treat them fairly and even-handedly, and effectively gather and cross-reference evidence to support a hiring - or passing - decision (which is vital in this litigious day and age). As a candidate you will learn how to get the most out of the interview, and how to lead it where necessary. Dan got through the toughest tech interview in the world. Trisha has worked for some of the toughest companies to get into. They know their onions.

Training: World Premier - Coding Against MongoDB with the New Java Driver

Track: Training / Time: Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 / Location: Abbey Room

This year is an exciting year for Java developers - not only is Java 8 coming out, but a shiny new Java driver for MongoDB is also on the horizon.

The Java interface to MongoDB (the leading NoSQL database) is one of the more... mature... drivers. Now, after several years of use in organisations - from hipster start-ups to long-in-the-tooth enterprises - is the right time to bring out version 3.0, which utilises more modern development patterns and draws on users' experiences.

In this tutorial, you will learn:

  • What the major design features are for the new Java driver for MongoDB
  • How to use it
  • ...and maybe pick up some MongoDB basics as you go along

Since this is a World Premier of the brand new driver (it's not even in release candidate stage yet), this is a great opportunity to get a heads-up on new technology that is not yet available, and possibly contribute to its design. If you're lucky, you might even find a bug or two.

This is a hands-on session for Java developers, and should be suitable whether you're new to MongoDB or an experienced hand.