GraphConnect Eve is almost here, which means it’s time for our annual GraphHack Hackathon!

This year’s event will be hosted at the eBay, Inc. headquarters in New York City on the evening of Monday, October 23rd.

All Your GraphHack Questions Answered


Do I need a GraphConnect ticket to attend?

Nope. While the GraphHack is always tied to GraphConnect, you don’t need a ticket to attend. We want as many people from the Neo4j community (veterans or newbies) to be able to attend.

What’s this year’s theme?

The topic for this year’s event is graphs-4-good, which means any application that uses graphs for the betterment of society (this can be anything that helps makes sense of data like data journalism, improving medical research, optimizing public transportation routes, or exposing corruption by analyzing public data).

We’ll provide datasets (including some from the folks at data.world) or you’re free to choose your own. We’ll also have lots of experienced Neo4j graphistas on hand to help.

Will there be prizes?

Aside from the great feeling you will get by giving back and hacking for a good cause, you’ll have the opportunity to win some amazing prizes and make great friends from all over the world!

Learn all about the GraphHack Hackathon happening the night before GraphConnect New York [2017]


Some of the prizes we’ll be giving away include:
    • Airpods
    • Echo Show
    • Nest Camera
    • BB8 Droid
    • Google Home
    • Echo Dot
    • Exclusive GraphHack T-shirts!

Hackathon Prerequisites & Rules


You’ll need to bring a laptop that can be used for development and have Neo4j installed.

We’ll start at 6:30 p.m. so look to arrive around 6:00 p.m. Some food and drinks will be there on arrival.

Plan to spend the evening hacking on a cool graph technology application with new friends. We’ll award prizes for teams of up to four people selected by our esteemed judges, one team winner per category.

The only hard rules are that your application must use the Neo4j graph database, you must join a team, and your team must present your project at the end of the night to have a chance to win.

Categories


    • Most impactful idea
    • Best complete application
    • Best data visualization
    • Best use of Cypher

Hackathon Schedule


    • 6:00-6:30 p.m.: Arrive (and eat!)
    • 6:30-7:00 p.m.: Introduction, form teams, start hacking
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m.: Hacking
    • 9:00-9:30 p.m.: Teams present
    • 10:00 p.m.- : Prizes / awards
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!


Join us on GraphConnect Eve for this year’s graphs-4-good GraphHack!
Click below to RSVP on our NYC meetup page.


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About the Author

Karin Wolok, Neo4j Community Manager

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Karin Wolok has worked for some of the most-renowned individuals and companies in the world, launched a successful professional women’s network in two major cities in the U.S., and developed a consumer concert experience program for the largest global entertainment company.

Transcending her career from entertainment to technology, she became the first hire for a venture-backed start-up company in Philadelphia, where she went from working “rap battles to robot battles.” She found her passion in working with software engineers and programmers.

Within less than a 2-year with the company, she became a notable leader in community development within the tech space in Philadelphia.

She is motivated by bring success and positive energy to the lives of those around her and prides herself in her ability to network and connect with individuals.

And just like in Neo4j, relationships are key!


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