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Last week I had the good fortune to attend the one-day MongoUK mongoDB conference.

There were many good talks although I had hoped for a bit less introduction and more in-depth talks, but there was still a lot of interesting stuff that it was well worth spending the day and the US$50. I especially liked the in-depth talk about how sharding is implemented (not that we'll need it for our use but it was intellectually stimulating). The whole thing somewhat reinvigorate my interest in mongoDB at least in so far that I spent some time to get it running on my VPS and our DB servers at work (turns out both are old enough to require the statically linked legacy binaries — I could swear I tried that last time without any luck but at least this time it worked.

Now to find some time to actually do work with it…