hello, again!

It’s been about 8 years since I began blogging, and today it’s time for a change.

For most of these 8 years I have been using Wordpress for my blog backend. It’s been a fun ride, but I have fallen in love with a new platform. The reason is pretty simple, but first a little background. While I was playing with my Wordpress setup for the 99,999th time I was pondering, why can’t I just use Git for this stuff? Better yet Github. Why is this so tough? Why can’t I just get a simple ‘developer feeling’ blog theme, and edit it like I do code every day? Why can’t I just use straight markdown?

[Read hello, again!]

My presentation at the San Francisco MongoDB User Group at Geekdom.

[Read Scaling MongoDB – Sharding Into and Beyond the Multi-Terabyte Range]

Profiler Deep Dive; MongoSF 2013

The presentation slides are available on Github.

The MongoDB profiler is a powerful tool for analyzing and improving performance on a MongoDB system. I will show everything from the very basics to advanced usage. I will cover how to use the Aggregation Framework in conjunction with the profiler, profiler analytics, query tuning, and response time analysis.

[Read Profiler Deep Dive; MongoSF 2013]

320BonesyBoostrapped WordPressification

The folks at 320press released their wp-bootstrap v2.0 theme a while back.

WP-bootstrap is based on the bones framework and implements my personal favorite boostrap framework into WordPress.

Thats a pretty hefty stack of technologies. That said, it’s impact is substantial. I have been using WordPress for this blog since May of 2006 and finally have a super rich and simplistic theming toolset. Previously each theme had it’s own design and layout. In recent time (what like the last couple years), bootstrap has come onto the scene. The bootstrap framework is very powerful, and wp-bootstrap plugs it right into WordPress via the theme framework. Heck yeah.

Simple customization of themes is now very simple. All of the native bootstrap elements are valid, and of course and be customized and extended. The theme is fully widgetized as well. In addition 320press has taken great care to make the theme responsive. Thus this is the first time my blog looks reasonable on a variety of devices. It has shortcodes and the theme allows for customization inside the WordPress theme settings panel. One of the niceties I have already taken advantage is a simple CSS text area where you can drop in whatever CSS changes you want. Simple.

So, I suspect over the coming weeks and months I will be noodling with my theming and layouts quite a bit. It’s just too fun and easy now! Great job 320press!

[Read 320BonesyBoostrapped WordPressification]

MongoDB Austin

I am very excited to present at the MongoDBAustin conference on February 15th 2013 in Austin TX!

[Read MongoDB Austin]

ObjectRocket Launches

Wow, today is awesome. It’s been a bunch of months since myself and the other ObjectRocket Founders started ObjectRocket.

[Read ObjectRocket Launches]

MongoSV Video; MongoDB Performance Tuning

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[Read MongoSV Video; MongoDB Performance Tuning]

MongoSV 2012 Slides

Great fun at MongoSV. Here are my slides.

MongoSV 2012- Mongo Performance Tuning (3)

[Read MongoSV 2012 Slides]

QConSF 2012 slides

Here are my slides from QConSF 2012:

MongoDB Large-scale Data Centric Architectures by Kenny Gorman

[Read QConSF 2012 slides]

MongoSeattle Slides

Mongo Performance Tuning MongoSeattle 2012

[Read MongoSeattle Slides]

QConSF, save $100, donate some food!

I am super excited to be presenting MongoDB large-scale data centric architectures at QCon, Friday Nov 9th in the <a href=http://qconsf.com/sf2012/tracks/show_track.jsp?trackOID=685>NoSQL Emergence track</a>. My talk will focus on the realities of running the MongoDB database at scale, what challenges it presents, where it works great, and where it doesn’t. This is stuff anyone who wants to run MongoDB at any serious level should plan to attend. Stop by and say hello, it should be a hoot. I promise no web-scale references!

If you register with my code: gorm100, you will get $100 off at registration time and another $100 will get donated to the <a href=http://www.sffoodbank.org/>San Francisco Food Bank</a>. Let’s do this people, you get to come hear from some excellent talks at the conference, and some other folks get to eat.

[Read QConSF, save $100, donate some food!]

MongoSeattle Recap

<a href=http://www.10gen.com/events/mongodb-seattle target=1>MongoSeattle</a> was fantastic, I think my favorite MongoDB conference to-date.

Great attendance and great interest in both MongoDB and <a href=http://www.objectrocket.com target=1>ObjectRocket</a>. I really enjoyed meeting some really interesting and smart folks, all looking to make the most of MongoDB and some with some particularly tricky problems. Lots of folks are interested in the new <a href=http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/release-notes/2.2/>MongoDB 2.2 features</a>, and how they can leverage them to increase performance. I also got to spend some good time with old friends.. thanks!

<a href=http://www.scribd.com/doc/106401150/Mongo-Performance-Tuning-MongoSeattle-2012>Here is a link to my slides.</a>

Seattle is also a fantastic city, and the weather was just beautiful.

[Read MongoSeattle Recap]