We are excited to announce Neo4j Code Golf, a Cypher coding contest with prizes totaling $27,000! Focused on optimizing code for performance, participants will write short Cypher queries to reduce time and resources, eventually leading to faster and more efficient queries. The fewer the characters in the query, and the lower the db hits, the higher you are placed in the leaderboard. Enter as a beginner, immediate, or advanced golfer and submit as many entries as you like in the Code Golf challenge. Start golfing.
FEATURED COMMUNITY MEMBER: Ghlen Nagels
Ghlen has a passion for web development and graph databases, and he is a prolific member of the PHP community. He is involved in a number of projects related to PHP on GitHub
MACHINE LEARNING: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love GraphsDaniel Szemerey and Mark Aron Szulyovszky discuss the advantages of graph as a data structure and why it can be useful to run ML algorithms on graphs. They also give us a glimpse into how to inject human expert knowledge into machine learning systems.
KNOWLEDGE GRAPH: Graphs Are Everywhere, Also in Religious TextsIn this thoughtful series, Rik Van Bruggen explores religious texts and commentary through graph technology. He installs the NEuler no code Graph Data Science playground and extracts some fascinating results from a database of Hadith narrators.
GRAPHSUMMIT: Berlin GraphDB Meetup
GRAPH ANALYTICS: Relationship (Link) Prediction in Graphs Using Neo4j
FOR BEGINNERS: Trying My Hands on Neo4j With Some IoT Data
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… Of Special Interest
- Matthew Williams has just published cypher-template-strings to npm. With these new Postgres utilities, he can now construct queries with much less friction. Very cool project!
- Thomas Larsen looked into a customer with unusual behavior. As a result, he gives us a four-step process to investigate unusual patterns in this tweet.
- GraphSummit is in full swing and may be coming to a town near you. Check out the tour’s upcoming locations in EMEA and APAC. It’s a great opportunity to get together and connect!