Steve is the Chief Solutions Architect at 10gen where he leads the drivers, integrations, web and docs teams and is responsible for the MongoDB user experience. Prior to 10gen Steve led engineering at OpenSky, a social commerce website in NYC. His previous roles include CIO/COO at Portero, VP of Development at Takkle and Founder & CTO of Supernerd. Steve is a long time contributor to open source contributing to many projects including MongoDB, Doctrine and Symfony2. He likes to code in Vim and maintains a popular Vim distribution.
Steve is a popular speaker on the conference circuit speaking internationally on a variety of topics including cloud computing, big data, e-commerce, development and of course, MongoDB. He is a published author, syndicated blogger (spf13.com) and frequently contributes to industry publications. Steve's work has been featured by the New York Times, Guardian UK, Mashable, ReadWriteWeb and more.
While developing Hugo I became disappointed
with the interface limitations flags alone provide. A quick look at
virtually any command line application (ls, grep, less, etc) reveals
that most applications overuse flags to do everything and often allow
conflicting flags to be applied. Even though hugo is relatively simple, we already had the ability… read more
I’ve recently been getting into go. I’ve built a few
packages and libraries. For this post, let’s explore the ‘gofmt’ or ‘go fmt’ tool further. Go ships with a basic set of tools common to most languages and
development environments. Like most things with go, the tools are simple
in design, but powerful… read more
An updated version of the very popular workshop I gave at OSCON last year. This presentation was given at Strangeloop 2013 as a 3 hour interactive workshop. This tutorial will introduce the features of
MongoDB by building a simple
location-based application using MongoDB. The tutorial will cover the
basics of MongoDB’s document model,… read more
Webcast: MongoDB and PHP May 18, 2012
What would happen if you optimized a data store for the operations application developers to actually use? You'd arrive at MongoDB, the reliable document-oriented database. In this webcast presentation by Steve Francia, author of MongoDB and PHP, ...
"If you have been contemplating diving into PHP and/or MongoDB, this is a worthy book to add to your learning and reference collections."
--Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions