Compose's Write Stuff - Update


We're halfway through the first cycle of Write Stuff which we launched in July, and now is a great time for an update. We're looking for technical writers to share their favorite database related techniques, processes, or projects and it's been going really, really well.

Write Stuff is our program to encourage new voices to write about databases. We are offering cash and database credits for articles which we go on to publish on our Compose Articles page. We've already had some great articles in this cycle and we've helped new and regular writers tone up their writing style in the process. And they've all got $200 in cash and $200 in database credits for their work.

For MongoDB users, Igor Ribeiro Lima showed how to store and render graph data with MongoDB while Alex Kirkpatrick spent some time building and breaking MongoDB replica sets. PostgreSQL users were catered for too. Matt Barr presented a great way to check index performance and Robert M. Wysoki set the record straight about locking in PostgreSQL. And the bigger questions were addressed with Almog Koren telling us why your startup should be using a database as a service. And there's some great stuff already in the pipeline.

But we're only half way through this cycle and you still have time to get your idea, and article, together and submitted for the current cycle. Go to the Write Stuff page on Compose where we have all the details, then fill in the form with your article idea, send it in and we'll chat with you about your idea if we think it has potential. This Write Stuff cycle closes in November where we'll have voting and a panel picking the most bonus worthy article of the previous three months. So get writing now if you want to make this cycle's closing date.

Dj Walker-Morgan
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