I recently discovered that 10gen, in their quest for MongoDB dominance, has made a brilliant move. They offer free online courses, just like you would find on Coursera.org or Udacity! I haven't yet found another open source-focused vendor that has something like this (but tell me in the comments if there are others).
I'm a huge fan of Coursera.org after taking the interactive Python programming course from Rice University. When I saw this, it reminded me of that extremely fruitful learning experience. 10gen has 3 upcoming courses right now (sorry, but you just missed the MongoDB for Java developers course):
- M101JS: MongoDB for Node.js Developers (Aug 12)
- M101P: MongoDB for Developers (Sept 9)
- M102: MongoDB for DBAs (Sept 30)