From Tables to Documentsā€”Changing Your Database Mindset

Did you grow up on relational databases? Are document databases a mystery to you? This is the session for you! You'll leave this session with an understanding of: How data is modeled in a tabular (relational) database compared to a document database; How terms and concepts in tabular databases relate to terms and concepts in document databases; The three keys ways you need to change the way you think about storing data when using a document database

Lauren Schaefer

Developer Advocate

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About Lauren

Lauren Hayward Schaefer is a developer advocate for MongoDB. She began her career as a software engineer for IBM where she held a variety of roles including full-stack developer, test automation specialist, social media lead, and growth hacking engineer. She is an international speaker who is skilled in taking hard-to-understand topics and making them seem simple. Lauren holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University and is the co-inventor of thirteen issued United States patents.