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. You can find previous versions on the #twin4j page.

This week’s featured community member is Laura Drummer, Director of Software & Engineering at Novetta Solutions.

Person Name - This Week's Featured Community Member

Laura Drummer – This Week’s Featured Community Member

Laura organises the Columbia GraphDB meetup and has also presented on Neo4j at the Data Science meetup in Maryland

Laura presented Sentiment and Social Network Analysis at our most recent GraphConnect conference in New York City. In this talk Laura showed how SocialBee enriches social network analysis with topic modelling, sentiment analysis, and trending over time.

A few days after returning home from the conference Laura had her first baby!

On behalf of the Neo4j community, congratulations and thanks for all your work Laura!

Online Meetup: How Project Rephetio used Neo4j to predict drug repurposing

In this week’s online meetup Daniel Himmelstein explained how he used Neo4j to predict drug repurposing in Project Rephetio.

Daniel also presented lightning talk on the same topic at GraphConnect SF 2016. He also wrote an accompanying blog post.

Geocoding Paradise Papers, Graphs for Telecoms, Graph Algorithms

Paradise Papers at ada_CONF

My colleague Louise Söderström explained how we build the Cypher query language as well as covering common graph use cases in a talk at ada_CONF.

Louise Söderström presenting at ada_CONF

Louise Söderström presenting at ada_CONF

ada_CONF is a one day hands-on tech and IT conference for women and/or trans people with the focus on sharing skills.

The slides from Louise’s talk are on slideshare.

This Week on StackOverflow

This week on Neo4j StackOverflow…​

Next Week

What’s happening next week in the world of graph databases?

Date Title Group Speaker

December 5th 2017

Holly Jolly Data Party!

Philly GraphDB

DataPhilly Organizing Team

December 6th 2017

Querying graph data by example from genomics – Part 1

Graph Database – NRW

Iryna Feuerstein

December 6th 2017

Introduction to Neo4j (Brno)

Graph Database – Czech Republic

František Hartman

December 7th 2017

Breaking down enterprise data silos with Neo4j

Neo4j Online Meetup

Mike Morley, Mark Barley, Konrad Aust

Tweet of the Week

My favourite tweet this week was by Anjani Dhrangadhariy:

Don’t forget to RT if you liked it too.

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

Cheers, Mark



About the Author

Mark Needham, Developer Relations Engineer

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Mark Needham is a graph advocate and developer relations engineer at Neo4j.

As a developer relations engineer, Mark helps users embrace graph data and Neo4j, building sophisticated solutions to challenging data problems. Mark previously worked in engineering on the clustering team, helping to build the Causal Clustering feature released in Neo4j 3.1. Mark writes about his experiences of being a graphista on a popular blog at markhneedham.com. He tweets at @markhneedham.

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