Steve Francia

Steve Francia

Leader, Author, Blogger, Hacker, Speaker, Husband, Dad

  • @spf13

New York, New York

Areas of Expertise:

  • php
  • python
  • perl
  • mongodb
  • mysql
  • e-commerce
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
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.

MongoDB and PHP MongoDB and PHP
by Steve Francia
January 2012
Print: $19.99
Ebook: $14.99

Steve blogs at:

How Shazam predicts pop hits

May 22 2015

Subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast to track the technologies and people that will shape our world in the years to come. In this week’s Radar Podcast, I chat with Cait O’Riordan, VP of product, music and platforms at Shazam. … read more

How Shazam predicts pop hits

May 22 2015

Subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast to track the technologies and people that will shape our world in the years to come. In this week’s Radar Podcast, I chat with Cait O’Riordan, VP of product, music and platforms at Shazam. … read more

Photo-Development Challenge Results #2: Statues

May 22 2015

It's been three months to the day since I posted "Photo-Development Challenge: Inspire Me and Others With Your Artistic Interpretation", and I'm mortified that it's only the second set of results that I'm finally getting around to sharing (the first having been "Hillside Temple Buildings" 2½ months ago). In retrospect,… read more

Ask the Readers: Will higher interest rates make you save more money?

May 22 2015

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Interest rates are expected to rise later in 2015. What will you do with this information? You could make the case that you haven’t missed much if you didn’t keep your money in a savings account over the last few years. But still,… read more

Four short links: 22 May 2015

May 22 2015

GM: That Car You Bought, We’re Really the Ones Who Own It — GM’s claim is all about copyright and software code, and it’s the same claim John Deere is making about their tractors. The TL;DR version of the argument … read more

Webcast: MongoDB and PHP
May 18, 2012
In this webcast presentation by Steve Francia, author of MongoDB and PHP, you will learn how to build elegant database applications with 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