My first exposure to MongoDB was in July 2008 when I was a panelist on “A Panel on Cloud Computing” at the Entrepreneurs Round Table in New York. The panel included a representative from 10gen the company behind the open source database product and at the time Mongo was described as a full stack solution with the database being only one future component.
While I mentioned Mongo again in a blog in Nov 2008, it was not until Oct 6 2009 at the NoSQL event in New York where I saw a more stable product and a revised focus of development just on the database component.
In just the past few weeks, 3 people independently have mentioned MongoDB and asked for my input. I was disappointed to just miss the MongoNYC 2010 event.