Neo4j Community at GraphConnect

It’s only 4 days until GraphConnect San Francisco 2012 on Nov 6th and the Neo4j Community is thrilled to be part of the conference. We will have our own special Community Lounge, a cozy Swedish-style place to relax, chat and read graph database books.

Are you looking for action? Then we welcome you to hack with us on fun projects. During the entire day we will have presentations and discussions with Neo4j community contributors, covering a range of intriguing topics.

Monday Evening Meetup

On Monday evening, November 5, we are hosting a community event in the Thirsty Bear at 5 PM, where we want to tour some of the world-wide Neo4j-related meetups and projects that community members are working on. If you’re in the area you are invited to come along – we’ll take care of the food and beer.

Community runs IKEA-Style

On our last visit to San Francisco we had lots of fun visiting IKEA and choosing the perfect furniture for the Community Lounge. So we hope to recreate the Swedish culture that is part of Neo4j in our community place at the conference.

Community Lounge Program

We have our own tentative agenda for entertaining you between GraphConnect sessions. So drop by the community lounge to listen to our community contributors or engage them in discussions.

10:00 – 10:30 Presentation: Language Drivers
10:30 – 11:20 Discussion: Neo4j from any language
11:20 – 11:40 Presentation: Graph Visualization Tools (Max De Marzi)
11:40 – 12:30 Try it out: Graph Visualization Tools
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch & Learn: You just made a graph (Andreas, Michael)
13:30 – 14:20 Hacking: RFID & ZenTable hacking
14:20 – 14:40 Demo: ZenTable Sand Graphs
14:40 – 15:30 Hacking: RFID & ZenTable hacking
15:30 – 16:00 Presentation: Neo4j Spatial – GIS as a graph (Craig Taverner)
16:00 – 16:50 Discussion / Hacking: Neo4j Spatial
16:50 – 17:05 Presentation: Doctors social graph (Fred Trotter)
17:05 Closing down

RFID Interaction Graph

Much like during other conferences but especially at GraphConnect, we want to encourage everyone to connect and exchange ideas. To visualize the growing number of connections between our attendees we want to utilize active RFID-tags from OpenBeacon and record the collected interactions in a publicly accessible Neo4j graph for rendering, some interesting analytics and general hacking.

Zen-Desktop Table

We’re really excited to have the Zen Desktop Sand Table around which we want to use for visualizing graphs in a zen-like manner. It’s easily programmable and we’re looking forward to your hacks and visualizations. We want to enable internet access for its USB port so that it is easily accessible from a javascript frontend.

Show Me Your Graph & Graphs on Paper

If you participated in the Twitter contest for interesting graphs or sent in any graphs drawn with Paper for iPad, then you might find your graphs on display around the conference.

There will be more fun activities and opportunities in the Community Lounge to talk to speakers, Neo4j developers and community members, so make sure to come along – we hope to connect there!

Yours truly,
Michael Hunger, Andreas Kollegger, Pernilla Lindh and Peter Neubauer