This Week in Neo4j – 13 May 2017

Welcome to this week in Neo4j where we round up what’s been happening in the world of graph databases in the last 7 days.

This week’s featured community member is Luanne Misquitta, Principal Consultant at Neo4j Solutions Partner GraphAware.

Luanne is one of the earliest Neo4j community members and has been using Neo4j since 2009 when it was still on version 0.8 and the Cypher query language was nowhere to be seen!

Luanne Misquitta - This week's featured community member

Luanne Misquitta – this week’s featured community member

Luanne organises and runs all Neo4j training in India and has been a big contributor on Neo4j OGM and Spring Data Neo4j.

I owe everything I’ve learned to Peter Neubauer and Michael Hunger. They encouraged me from the very beginning, and it inspired me to be more involved and give back.

— Luanne Misquitta on what she likes best about the Neo4j community

Most recently Luanne presented on human capital management at GraphConnect Europe 2017 last Thursday. The video from that talk will be on our YouTube channel soon, but in the meantime you can also watch the GraphConnect San Francisco 2016 version.

GraphConnect: The Hackathon

On Wednesday the Neo4j DevRel team hosted a data journalism focused hackathon at Skillsmatter‘s CodeNode venue.

With hackathon winner @adamcowley at @neo4j #GraphConnect

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Around 45-50 graphistas spent the evening combining and analysing datasets such as fake news, foreign ownership, and Panama papers, while competing for a limited edition hackathon t-shirt.

Thanks to everyone who participated and a special thankyou to our judges – Tom Wills, David Blood, Gail Dawes, Miguel Fiandor Gutiérrez, Sarah Blaskey, and Manuel Villa.

GraphConnect: The Conference

On Thursday we hosted our 4th GraphConnect Europe conference in the QE2 Centre in Westminster, London.

I still remember my first QCon in 2007 at the same venue, so for Neo4j to host its conference at the same venue is amazing.

We’ll have the videos up on our YouTube channel over the next few weeks but Karin and Ryan from the DevRel team organised a live stream of the opening and closing keynotes so you can watch those below right now!

Mastadon, Microservices, Node.js OGM

In other news…​

From The Knowledge Base

This week from the Neo4j Knowledge Base we’ve got a configuration tweak that APOC users will need to make when moving to 3.2, which was released earlier this week.

A blast from the past: Graph Modeling

A 2014 interview with Dr Jim Webber and Ian Robinson about graph modeling made a reappearance in the twitterverse this week.

It’s well worth a read as it contains timeless advice on the typical data modeling process as well as best practices for modeling graph data from two of the most experienced practitioners.

Next Week

Next weekend Michael Hunger, Will Lyon, and I will be attending GraphQL-Europe and Michael will be showing how to use Neo4j as the backend of your GraphQL applications.

If you’re attending don’t forget to come and say hi!

Tweet of the Week

My favourite non GraphConnect related tweet this week was by Ron Rabakukk who was attending my colleague Will Lyon‘s workshop at the OSCON conference:

And my favourite GraphConnect tweet was Thomas Moreeuw‘s visual summary of the conference.

I wish I could draw that well!

That’s all for this week. Have a great weekend!

Cheers, Mark