Last week we had about 50 graphistas show up for our Graphs in the Bay Area meetup, sponsored by GraphConnect and QCon SF. QCon and GraphConnect provided a small keg of local beer, pizza and a pair of free tickets to both conferences.

We had three locals present their projects to the group: Mathieu Bastian, Data Scientist at LinkedIn and co-founder of Gephi, presented common graph database use cases and graph visualizations. Alexander Smirnoff, from Kaiser Permanente dove into his side project, the Neo4j JCA connector, and his start-up Netoprise that combines your social graphs into one simple hub. This talk was followed up by Corey Farwell, an undergrad at Cal Poly San Louis Obispo, who demonstrated is RIAARadar app, built on the Neo4j graph database, that easily points you to which musical artists are affiliated with the RIAA.

Today we are announcing the lucky winner of the GraphConnect and QCon SF conference passes. Drum roll……
Congrats Jason McVetta!

Jason is a consultant at Harvard Medical School, and specializes in keeping up to date with different databases and tools.

Stay tuned for the next SF Graphdb Meetup, GraphConnect will be sponsoring it again, and it will be pretty sweet.



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