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Jocelyn Hoppa

About Jocelyn Hoppa, Managing Editor, Neo4j

Jocelyn has been involved in some form of content creation since graduating with a journalism degree in 1999. With various stints at A&E publications, she eventually helmed rock magazine institution Crawdaddy! as the Editor-in-Chief. Somewhat incongruously, in her free time, she wrote a biography for teens on Isaac Asimov. Today, when not building content around the fascinating world of graphs, she manages her own online music magazine, No Recess!.


Latest Posts by Jocelyn Hoppa

NoSQL Data Modeling: 5-Minute Interview with Pascal Desmarets

Check out this 5-minute interview with Pascal Desmarets, Founder and CEO of Hackolade, as he talks about NoSQL data modeling with Neo4j.Check out this 5-minute interview with Pascal Desmarets, Founder and CEO of Hackolade, as he talks about NoSQL data modeling with Neo4j.

#GraphCast: Glad Midsommar!

In this week's GraphCast, learn why you won't be able to reach Neo4j employees on this day. We have the day off for Swedish Midsummer.In this week's GraphCast, learn why you won't be able to reach Neo4j employees on this day. We have the day off for Swedish Midsummer.

Graphs and RegTech: 5-Minute Interview with Julian Schibberges

Check out this 5-minute interview with Julian Schibberges, Managing Director of the Bernstein Group on why graph databases are the future of RegTech.Check out this 5-minute interview with Julian Schibberges, Managing Director of the Bernstein Group on why graph databases are the future of RegTech.

Connecting Compliance: 5-Minute Interview with Christian Tsambikakis

Check out this 5-minute interview with Christian Tsambikakis, CEO of KERBEROS Compliance and learn how they use Neo4j for their compliance solution.Check out this 5-minute interview with Christian Tsambikakis, CEO of KERBEROS Compliance and learn how they use Neo4j for their compliance solution.

Check Out the Newly Revamped Neo4j Administration Online Training Course

Read this blog to learn details about the recent overhaul we gave to the free Neo4j Administrative online training course. Enroll today.Read this blog to learn details about the recent overhaul we gave to the free Neo4j Administrative online training course. Enroll today.

#GraphCast: Bliss Out to Neo4j Bloom

Check out this week's #GraphCast, featuring a 12-minute video with Rik Van Bruggen as he gives viewers a tour of Neo4j Bloom, our data visualization tool.Check out this week's #GraphCast, featuring a 12-minute video with Rik Van Bruggen as he gives viewers a tour of Neo4j Bloom, our data visualization tool.

Mapping Product DNA: 5-Minute Interview with Ann Grubbs

“Data is meaningless if you don’t know how to connect it,” said Ann Grubbs, Chief Data Engineer at Lockheed Martin Space. Lockheed Martin Space builds satellites, following the entire product lifecycle, from proposals to engineering and design to procurement and… Read more →

Exploring Inherent Connections: 5-Minute Interview with Dr. Alexander Jarasch

“When I saw Neo4j the first time, I was overwhelmed by how easy it is to connect different types of data,” said Dr. Alexander Jarasch, Head of Data and Knowledge Management at the German Center for Diabetes Research. Diabetes is… Read more →

Bringing Wonder to Data: 5-Minute Interview with Weidong Yang

“It was an aha moment. Integrating our solution with Neo4j allowed us to focus on the critical things we do well, visualization and interactivity,” said Weidong Yang, CEO of Kineviz. San Francisco-based Kineviz believes that working with data is often… Read more →

Check Out the Newly Revamped Intro to Neo4j Online Training Course

In less than a day, you could become a graphista. Because we believe that graph databases are the future of backend software development, we wanted to make it easier and simpler than ever to get started on your graph journey.… Read more →

Simplifying Identity Management: 5-Minute Interview with Alex Babeanu

“We’ve tried using LDAP. We’ve tried using SQL databases. It’s just a nightmare to be honest,” said Alex Babeanu, Identity Solutions Architect at Nulli. With smartphones, online services, smart devices, the number of identities that must be managed is exploding,… Read more →

#GraphCast: Fake News Edition

Welcome to this week’s #GraphCast – our new series featuring what you might have missed on the Neo4j YouTube channel. Last time, our Editor-in-Chief, Bryce Merkl Sasaki, pivoted away from video and onto the podcast medium to highlight a recent… Read more →

Agile Open Source Intelligence: 5-Minute Interview with Frederick Kagan

“One thing that a relational database isn’t, is relational ,” said Frederick Kagan, Director of the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute. All intelligence organizations are interested in seeing data connections and traversing networks. The Critical Threats Project… Read more →

Social Power, Operational Ease: 5-Minute Interview with David Fox, Software Engineer at Adobe

“We were able to go from 48 Cassandra instances to three Neo4j instances. Going into the project, we weren’t sure whether that was going to be possible,” said David Fox, Software Engineer at Adobe. Adobe runs Behance, a social network… Read more →

#GraphCast: Bandersnatch Edition

Welcome to this week’s #GraphCast – our new series featuring what you might have missed on the Neo4j YouTube channel. Last week, our Editor-in-Chief, Bryce Merkl Sasaki, decided to get geeked on graph theory proof of Euler’s formula, which highlights… Read more →

The Top 10 Neo4j Videos of 2018

Two things are certain in life: Taxes! And we’ve committed a lot to video this year. Ranking these 10 videos seemed wrong, as our video content features a wide range of subject matter. Who are we to say what’s best… Read more →

7 Seriously Awesome Neo4j Blogs from 2018

We all know no one really reads these intros to year-end listicles, so we’ll keep it brief and just say this: thank you to you for reading. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has visited the Neo4j blog in… Read more →

#GraphCast: Graph Algorithms & Game of Thrones

Welcome to this week’s #GraphCast – our new series featuring what you might have missed on the Neo4j YouTube channel. Last week, our Editor-in-Chief, Bryce Merkl Sasaki, shined some light back on our Intro to APOC video series (by Michael… Read more →

#GraphCast: Graph Karaoke Featuring The Knife’s “Heartbeat”

Welcome to our new biweekly Sunday series, #GraphCast, which aims to unearth digestible, notable and just plain fun Neo4j YouTube videos (of which there are a lot). Whether we focus on some of our most popular videos or highlight a… Read more →

New Features, Now: 5-Minute Interview with Mark Hashimoto, Senior Director of Engineering, Digital Home at Comcast

“One of the most surprising things I’ve seen with Neo4j is the speed at which we’re able to innovate and deliver features to our customers,” said Mark Hashimoto, Senior Director of Engineering, Digital Home at Comcast. In this week’s five-minute… Read more →

Interchangeable Parts: 5-Minute Interview with Preston Hendrickson, Principal Systems Analyst at CALIBRE

“It’s easy to teach people to use Neo4j. It’s hands-on training, not death by PowerPoint,” said Preston Hendrickson, Principal Systems Analyst at CALIBRE. CALIBRE works with large government customers, including the U.S. Army, where maintenance, operation and support costs of… Read more →

Enterprise AI for IT Ops: 5-Minute Interview with Clayton Ching, Global Head of Customer Success at Digitate

“I believe everyone in the IT ops space is going to have to implement graph data a lot sooner than they think,” said Clayton Ching, Global Head of Customer Success at Digitate. IT operations is complex, with thousands of systems… Read more →

Visualizing Enterprise Architecture: 5-Minute Interview with Jessica Dembe & Patrick Elder, Blackstone Technology Group

“Native visualization was something that stood out to us, and we had struggled trying to do the same thing with other tools,” said Patrick Elder, Product Architect at Blackstone Technology Group. Enterprise architecture connects numerous IT assets using information from… Read more →

Metadata for Real People: 5-Minute Interview with Pieter Visser, Solutions Architect at the University of Washington

With metadata, everything’s connected. That’s what makes it interesting, said Pieter Visser, Solutions Architect at the University of Washington (at the time of the interview). At the University of Washington, the IT team serving the business tried more than one… Read more →

How Hackers Attack: 5-Minute Interview with Andy Robbins, Adversary Resilience Lead at SpecterOps

Basically, we get paid to break into organizations, steal their data, and give them a report on how we did it, said Andy Robbins, Pen Tester and Red Team Lead at SpecterOps. Andy is one of the founders of BloodHound,… Read more →