Presentation given to a room full of web designers and developers at DevCon5 in NYC. The presentation introduces concepts critical to understanding how databases work and why it's important to understand even when one typically works much higher in the stack.
* History of web development
* Picking the right data model
* Modern database interaction
* How modern databases scale
An emphasis is placed on MongoDB in this presentation, but other technologies such as relational (MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL) and Key Value (Cassandra, Riak, DynamoDB) are also covered.