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Rik Van Bruggen

About Rik Van Bruggen, Regional VP & Neo4j Advocate

Rik Van Bruggen brings 10 years experience in sales, specifically in web-based application development and security/identity management to his work at Neo Technology. Previously with Courion and Imprivata, Rik has managed sales and strived for customer success across Europe. Rik is a Belgian technology addict with a passion for sales, family, friends, music, travel, and of course, good food and even better, beer. Rik also runs the Graphistania podcast on graph databases.


Latest Posts by Rik Van Bruggen

5 Big Small Things I Love About Neo4j 2.2

5 Big Small Things I Love About Neo4j 2.2< /h2> Originally posted on Rik’s Blog  Today, Neo4j 2.2 was released. It was a good day – and everyone at Neo was really excited. This was a big release. It was… Read more →

Hidden GraphGems revisited: the 2.2 Meta-graph

Originally posted on Rik’s Blog The 2.2 Meta-graph Last week I shared this great little gem of a Cypher query that would allow you to very quickly to take a view at the Model of an existing Neo4j database. This… Read more →

Hidden GraphGems: the Meta-graph

Originally posted on the Bruggen Blog Over the past couple of days, I have had multiple occasions where I had to explain a graph model to an audience. Often times I would end up drawing stuff on paper/whiteboard (still my… Read more →

Prototyping a Graph Database

Prototyping a Graph Database Written by Rik Van Bruggen, Originally posted on his blog Prototyping a Graph Database Last night we did a great meetup in Amsterdam using a new, untested format. We had about 25-30 people attending, to try… Read more →

Using Neo4j for HR Analytics

Written by Rik Van Bruggen. Originally posted on his blog. Graphs for HR Analytics Recently, I had the pleasure of doing a talk at the Brussels Data Science meetup. Some really cool people there, with interesting things to say. My… Read more →

From Bruggen Blog: Graph Databases for Enterprise Architects

Written by Rik Van Bruggen, originally posted on Bruggen Blog. I had the opportunity to do a short webinar where I tried to articulate why I think that a graph database like Neo4j really can contribute to a better Enterprise… Read more →

Using Load CSV to Import data from Google Spreadsheet

Using Load CSV to Import data from Google Spreadsheet My colleague Rickard recently did a great graphgist on Elite:Dangerous trading. When I read his post, the first thing that struck me was that he had found a great clever way to import data into Neo4j. And… Read more →

Finding the Shortest Path through the Park (with Graphs!)

As you may know by now, I like beer. A lot. Why else would I keep writing and talking about it? But there’s more to life than sweet beverages, and one of the things that I have been doing for… Read more →

Importing Data into Neo4j – the Spreadsheet Way

I’m sure that many of you are very technical people – very knowledgeable about all things Java, Dr. Who and the like – but I in case you’ve ever met me, you would probably notice that I am not technical.… Read more →

Demining the “Join Bomb” with Graph Queries

For the past couple of months, and even more so since the beer post, people have been asking me a question that I have been struggling to answer myself for quite some time: What is so nice about the graphs?… Read more →

Fun with Beer – and Graphs

I make no excuses: My name is Rik van Bruggen, and I am a salesperson. I think it is one of the finest and nicest professions in the world, and I love what I do. I love it specifically, because… Read more →

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