I am pleased to announced that Jeff Yemin, the lead maintainer of the MongoDB Java driver, will be co-teaching M101J, MongoDB for Java Developers with me, starting on February 25th. M101J is a free seven week online course aimed at teaching Java Developers everything that they need to know to get started building applications backed by MongoDB.
Jeff Yemin has been programming with Java for over 15 years, since landing a job at Sun Microsystems as a Java consultant and educator. His first experience with MongoDB came while at MTV Networks, where he led a project to create a unified Java-based content management system (CMS) with MongoDB as the underlying data repository.
Jeff will add significantly to the depth of knowledge available to students in the course and help bring the course in line with best practices for Java developers looking to leverage MongoDB.
Not only does online education lower the cost of education, but by increasing the reach, it helps justify using the best instructors. Jeff has significant experience as an instructor, but has not taught while at 10gen because it was hard to justify his investment of time teaching small groups versus continuing to improve the Java Driver. But with our online course already having nearly 7000 registrations, the leverage and value of his participation is clear.
Sign up today for M101J. Classes begin on February 25th. Students who achieve 65% or better in the class will receive a certificate of completion from 10gen.