Hey Node hackers!
Given last year's tremendous turnout and success, MongoLab is very happy to sponsor Node Knockout (Nov 8-10) once again. If you're wondering what the buzz is about, Node Knockout is a 48-hour hackathon featuring Node.js. It's an online virtual competition with contestants worldwide. The competition kicks off at 12:00 AM / 00:00 UTC on November 9, 2013 and ends at 12:00 AM / 00:00 UTC on November 11, 2013. There are still a few spots open on some teams, so reach out to our friends organizing the event if you're interested!
MongoLab will be offering both service and prize sponsorships for participating teams. This means that during the competition your team can sign up for a free 500MB Joyent-hosted MongoDB. We've partnered with Joyent and Nodejitsu to bring you the lowest latency possible between your knockout app and MongoDB.
Quick refresher- to create a MongoLab database through Nodejitsu, there are two steps (full documentation here):
jitsu databases create mongolab winner jitsu databases list
Just grab the connection url, plug it into your app and you're good to go.
Looking forward to seeing all the applications on the big stage. Best of luck to all the participants!