Shannon is Director of Education at MongoDB, managing MongoDB University's in-person training and free online courses. Prior to joining MongoDB, Shannon was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Drew University with research interests in user experience, information science, and the semantic web. For the past several years, Shannon has divided his time between academia and industry. He has trained software engineers at Goldman Sachs, designed text-retrieval systems at Morgan Stanley, and built many trading and analytics applications at boutique firms in the financial industry.
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