The Neo4j Community matters. You Matter.

Hi graphistas,

A while ago I announced that Neo4j is putting a lot of effort into helping the Neo4j community prosper. This is not just empty talk.

We’re more than happy to announce that from now on, a dedicated team (with mainly Peter, Andreas Kollegger and Michael Hunger) will take care of you, the awesome Neo4j community and the Graph Database and NOSQL users at large. It has taken off in 2011 and will continue to do so in 2012 , so join the party!

We want to take an organized and transparent approach to this, so for your information, we are working on a number of programs including:

    • Community Contributors: Engage active contributors for stronger participation
    • Community Issues: Respond to community issues and bugs in a timely manner
    • Community Response: Respond to discussions in all channels
    • Community Onboarding: Make learning, installing and using Neo4j easier
    • Community Mindshare: Engage in the broader NOSQL community
We are just getting started with these efforts, so please bear with us. We’ll start small and continually improve, revisit and iterate.

One of our main goals is to make Neo4j more community friendly, especially for people just getting started with NOSQL, graph databases or Neo4j (but also for you, the power users). Please let us know where you are experiencing any issues with Neo4j, and what we can do to improve it (there is a comment section below ;).

We are also going to begin virtual hangouts once a week in a Neo4j Cuddle Room that will include whiteboard sharing, voice and audio/video. This will allow us to share cool projects, provide feedback and just hang out. Stay tuned for the exact day and time, and we hope to see you there!

We really need you to help us to make this a global movement, and we are thrilled to see what is happening. If you feel you want to be part of this, please contact us and we will make sure to get you to improve your karma via Neo4j, Graphs and NOSQL code contributions, blog content and speaking engagements. And we have Cookies.

Thanks a lot for your time, and Happy New Year!

Peter, Andreas and Michael