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Michael Hunger

Developer Relations

Michael Hunger has been passionate about software development for more than 30 years.

For the last 12 years, he has been working on the open source Neo4j graph database filling many roles, most recently leading the Developer Relations Neo4j team. As caretaker general of the Neo4j community and ecosystem he especially loves to work with graph-related projects, users, and contributors.

As a developer, Michael enjoys many aspects of programming languages, learning new things every day, participating in exciting and ambitious open source projects, and contributing and writing software-related books and articles. Michael has spoken at numerous conferences and helped organize several of them. His efforts got him accepted to the JavaChampions program.

Michael helps kids to learn to program by running weekly girls-only coding classes at local schools.

Latest Posts by Michael Hunger

Cypher Code-Golf Completion: Hackathon Winners Announced

With spring in full swing and summer just right around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the Neo4j Hackathon we ran last year, where we encouraged you all to compete in your Cypher skills.Similar to the classic code-golf where the shortest solution to a problem wins, we... read more

Git Commit History – Discover AuraDB Free: Week 44

Let’s explore the output of git log as a graph in Neo4j AuraDB Free.This time Alex, couldn’t make it, hope he gets better soon.Some interesting things that happened since last weekendWent to watch Dungeons and Dragons: Honor among Thieves with the kids (was... read more

Discover Aura Free: Week 39 – Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, and Literature — and the Nobel Peace Prize — were awarded over the last few weeks, and we thought it’d make a nice dataset to import and query as a graph. There are a few dimensions to it, and you can use it... read more

10 Things You Can Do With Cypher That Are Hard With SQL

Editor's note: This presentation was given by Michael Hunger in December 2021 at Neo4j Connections: Graphs for Cloud Developers. SQL has been around for a long time; it's a powerful query language, but there are some things that just make more sense in Cypher. I’ll occasionally show... read more

Discover AuraDB Free: Week 19 – The Wordle Graph

I know I’m late to the game as Wordle was sold to the New York Times last week. I haven’t played it much myself just saw it popping up on my Twitter stream a lot.If you haven’t played Wordle, it is a guessing game similar to mastermind, only with (5-letter) English words... read more

Discover AuraDB Free: Week 17 – Analyzing NFT Trades

This week we used a subset of a published NFT Trades dataset to model, import, and analyze in Neo4j AuraDB Free.If you missed our recording here it is (sorry for the audio issues):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUF4-zPskhE&t=1sIt all started with a Tweet that I came across one late... read more

Discover AuraDB Free: Week 16 – The CSV Data Importer Tool

This week we’re not focusing on a particular dataset but on an upcoming tool that will make getting CSV data into Neo4j, including AuraDB Free, much easier.If you are looking for a guided experience for CSV data import, check out our brand new GraphAcademy Course.The Neo4j Data Importer... read more

Discover AuraDB Free: Week 15 – The Graph of Hamilton

As part of our ongoing exploration of Neo4j AuraDB Free, we’re looking at a fun dataset every week. This time it is the lyrics of Hamilton, the Musical.I love Hamilton the Musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, a semi-accurate retelling of the story of the founding father Alexander Hamilton with... read more

Digging Into the ICIJ Pandora Papers Dataset with Neo4j

Yesterday, the Pulitzer Award winning International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published the first data-release of the recent Pandora Papers investigation that reveals the financial secrets of many global power players who, instead of collectively working to take down... read more

Exploring the Pandora Papers with Neo4j

Exploring the Pandora Papers with Neo4j

The courageous journalists of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) just published a gigantic piece of work: The Pandora Papers. As you might already know from previous works on the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers, and several other investigations, the ICIJ... read more

Week in Neo4j

This Week in Neo4j – Power BI, Mobile Recommendations, Policy Base Service Authorization, Graph Algorithms Book Review, Training Week, Knowledge Graph Browser

Back to work/school! I’m back from time off with the family and I assume so are many of you. Hope you had time to recharge, disconnect, and meet some real people for a change. This week I have a lot of great things to share. Our featured community person this week is Shiny... read more

This Week in Neo4j

This Week in Neo4j – DeFi Blockchain Graph, FlatData, NER with SpaCy, NODES talks on API, App Development, DevOps, GraphQL, Bloom, Visual Query Builder

Hello, everyone! I’m leaving for some time off next week but I don’t want to leave you without the weekly update from the Neo4j ecosystem. I have three call-outs to make, and then let you digest the amazing content from this week. First of all: Neo4j Certification T-Shirts... read more