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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





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 SQL as... 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 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


This Week in Neo4j

This Week in Neo4j – Data Journalism NYPD, Django Admin, Visualization Talks, CEO Podcast, Write Performance, Java GraphQL

Hello, everyone! Time really flies! It felt like only yesterday I was putting together last week's twin4j. I encourage you to share both the newsletter and blog with colleagues and friends who may also find it helpful. You can point them to the page with past issues and the sign-up... read more


This Week in Neo4j

This Week in Neo4j – PHP Driver, Software Analytics, Chemical Patents, Streamlit TSNE, GraphQL Security, GitHub Copilot, Developer Tools, Nodes 2021

Hello, everyone! Another week gone, and many of you had a long weekend and a short week. But impressively, a lot of content has been created these last few days. Our featured member this week is Ghlen Nagels, the maintainer of the new PHP client library for Neo4j. We look at... read more


This Week in Neo4j

This Week in Neo4j – Behind the Trillion Graph, Mocking Neo4j in JavaScript, Bloom Tricks, Reactive Driver, Cloud Integrations, Data Science Talks, Neo4j Review, AuraDB Quickstart Videos

Hello, everyone! Even with the start of the summer and NODES behind us, there is no pause of activity in the Neo4j community. This week we’ve seen a lot of articles, projects, and initiatives popping up. This week’s featured member Yisroel Yakovson just published a mocking... read more


Sandbox Spring Cleaning

All new Neo4j Sandboxes to explore and learn about graphs with major version updates.Photo by Ostap Senyuk on UnsplashAs the first spring flowers start to bloom in some regions, we’re excited to announce that our Sandbox infrastructure got an overhaul as well.TL;DRGo check out... read more


This Week in Neo4j – SDN-RX, Kafka, Bloom, Flight Search, Visualizing with GraphXR, Music Connections, Graph Versioning

Hello my fellow graph fans, We’re almost at winter solstice and all the other celebrations commencing these weeks. To give you some material to have fun with during that time, this weeks issue is pretty packed. In this week’s video from the NODES 2019 conference, Gerrit... read more


LARUS BA, a Neo4j Partner in Venice, Italy, just celebrated their 15th anniversary

15 Years Loving Graphs: Big Congrats & Thanks to Our Italian Partner LARUS

I just returned from Venice, where enjoyed not only the weather and food but …​ Had an amazing time in Venice, Italy to celebrate the 15th anniversary of our friends and partners from @AgileLARUS. Thanks a lot @inserpio for the invite. Enjoyed presenting on graph algorithms and with... read more