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DeveloperWeek NY and MongoDB World Tackle Transformation

IT pros from IBM, The New York Times, and T-Mobile discussed digital transformation best practices at a pair of conferences aimed at educating developers.
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A pair of conferences last week brought together coders, engineers, and developers in New York in forums that created opportunities to discuss different ways to tackle mutual challenges. The annual MongoDB World conference in midtown gave the company the chance to announce its new strategic direction and let some of its clients talk about their use cases and real world experiences. Meanwhile in Brooklyn, the DeveloperWeek New York conference put together a program that brought out developers, architects, and other professionals to share ideas on getting ahead in this era of digital transformation.

Speakers at these conferences ranged from app development consultant OpenForge to deployment stories from enterprises such as T-Mobile, IBM, and The New York Times.

While MongoDB World served as a showcase for the company, it also offered up educational sessions and attracted partners and clients who shared their implementation experiences. As previously reported, a key part of the conference was the new roadmap MongoDB laid out for its future as a data platform company moving beyond its titular database.

DeveloperWeek, on the other hand, offered more of a mixed bag of engagements and learning sessions that covered a broad mix of actionable ideas and use cases. For example, one of the speakers addressed the need for teams from different IT disciplines to find common ground and work more cohesively.

Organizations continue to explore best practices for DevOps and push for cloud migration, with teams looking for the best strategies to manage data collected along the way. Pressure to deliver new ways to compute -- and make organizations more competitive -- drive such conferences and expos. Both conferences included time and space for hackathons that encouraged the creation of new solutions and applications. The results from hackathons might not lead to immediate implementations, but these types of exercises put teams on a clock to deliver ideas.

What follows are some takeaways from session leaders and keynote speakers who discussed their experiences tackling issues that teams at other organizations can learn from.

Image: Joao-Pierre S. Ruth
Image: Joao-Pierre S. Ruth

Joao-Pierre S. Ruth has spent his career immersed in business and technology journalism first covering local industries in New Jersey, later as the New York editor for Xconomy delving into the city's tech startup community, and then as a freelancer for such outlets as ... View Full Bio

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