By Mark Needham, Developer Relations Engineer | December 2, 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. You can find previous versions on the #twin4j page.
Featured Community Member: Laura Drummer
This week’s featured community member is Laura Drummer, Director of Software & Engineering at Novetta Solutions.
Laura Drummer – This Week’s Featured Community Member
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
Geocoding Paradise Papers, Graphs for Telecoms, Graph Algorithms
- In Geocoding Paradise Papers Addresses In Neo4j To Build Interactive Geographical Data Visualizations my colleague Will Lyon shows how to retrieve detailed address information from Google’s geocoding API using an APOC procedure. He then builds several visualizations using Leaflet.js.
- In Tomaz Bratanic‘s latest blog post he shows how to run graph algorithms over a projected movie graph.
- Dr Philip Garnett has written a really interesting blog post where he builds a graph containing people, companies, and organisations related to the murder of Daniel Morgan. Philip also runs the Algorithmic Indexing research project, which aims to integrate open source text processing tools to assist with the analysis, navigation, and reading of large document based data sets.
- My colleague Jesús Barrasa presented a webinar Graph Solutions for Telecoms, in which he shows how to use graphs to solve common problems in the telecoms domain such as finding single points of failure, fraud detection, and root cause analysis.
Paradise Papers 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…
- cypbersam shows how to calculate the percentage of an attribute for all the connections of a social network.
- I enjoyed reading the discussion about scoping of variables in Cypher.
- Bruno Peres shows how to workaround the lack of support for sub queries in Cypher by using the WITH clause.
What’s happening next week in the world of graph databases?
December 5th 2017
DataPhilly Organizing Team
December 6th 2017
December 6th 2017
December 7th 2017
Mike Morley, Mark Barley, Konrad Aust
Tweet of the Week
My favourite tweet this week was by Anjani Dhrangadhariy:
Before: Sundays spent reading novels.— Anjani Dhrangadhariy (@ftTomAndJerry) November 27, 2017
After: Sundays spent reading novels and thinking how you could model fictional characters and events into a graph. #Neo4j #ElenaFerrante #NeapolitanNovels pic.twitter.com/KOsYioOnrr
Don’t forget to RT if you liked it too.
That’s all for this week. Have a great weekend!
About the Author
Mark Needham, Developer Relations Engineer
Mark Needham is a graph advocate and developer relations engineer for Neo Technology, the company behind the Neo4j graph database.
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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