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William Lyon

About William Lyon, Developer Relations Engineer

William Lyon is a Developer Relations Engineer at Neo4j. He also heads up the Neo4j Data Journalism Accelerator Program.

Prior to joining Neo4j, William worked as software developer for several startups in the real estate, quantitative finance and predictive API spaces. William holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Montana.


Latest Posts by William Lyon

The Story behind Russian Twitter Trolls: How They Got Away with Looking Human – and How to Catch Them in the Future

It’s no secret that Russian operatives used Twitter and other social media platforms in attempt to influence the most recent U.S. presidential election cycle with fake news. The question most people aren’t asking is: How did they do it? More… Read more →

Apply Today: The Neo4j Connected Data Fellowship at Pulitzer Prize-winning ICIJ

Neo4j’s CEO, Emil Eifrem, recently blogged about a data journalism fellowship to compliment our Data Journalism Accelerator Program. Yesterday, at the GraphConnect Europe conference, Emil announced additional details on the Fellowship and invited the data journalism community to apply. Neo4j… Read more →

NoSQL Polyglot Persistence: Tools and Integrations with Neo4j

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by William Lyon at GraphConnect Europe in April 2016. Here’s a quick review of what he covered: Why polyglot persistence? How to keep data consistent across platforms The new, powerful integration tools introduced by… Read more →

Announcing the Neo4j Data Journalism Accelerator Program

Today’s journalists don’t find themselves short on data – rather, they’re drowning in it. As the Panama Papers investigation has clearly shown, today’s biggest breaking news stories are centered around data and the stories that can be extracted from it.… Read more →

Geospatial Indexing US Congressional Districts with Neo4j-spatial

In this post I will show you how we can use geospatial indexing with Neo4j. We will extend the legis-graph dataset (a graph of US Congress), adding US Congressional districts to the graph. We will use neo4j-spatial, a plugin for… Read more →

Neo4j + Cassandra: Transferring Data from a Column Store to a Property Graph

We’ve previously talked about the concept of polyglot persistence and why it can make sense to use multiple database technologies together. Today, we will examine a possible use case for using Neo4j (a graph database) and Cassandra (a column store)… Read more →

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