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 Felienne Hermans, Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology.

Felienne Hermans - This Week's Featured Community Member

Felienne Hermans – This Week’s Featured Community Member

Felienne became known in the Neo4j community for her popular talk ‘spreadsheets are graphs’, which she presented at GraphConnect Europe 2015, GOTO Berlin 2015, and several other conferences and meetups. You can also read a transcript of the talk if you’re not a fan of video content.

Felienne uses Neo4j to do graph analysis on spreadsheets to help find code smells and areas of spreadsheets that need refactoring. She explains this in detail in her interview on Rik Van Bruggen’s Graphistania podcast.

And this week Felienne achieved tenure!

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

Graph of Thrones, Salesforce, Fraud Analysis


Online Meetup: Analysing the football transfer window


In this week’s online meetup Jesús Barrasa and I tried to figure out what’s been going on in this crazy football transfer window with the help of graphs.



We showed how to import CSV data, clean it up, make implicit relationships explicit, and find some unexpected insights using the Cypher query language.

In next week’s online meetup Michael Hunger will show us the new Neo4j graph algorithms library that was released a few weeks ago.

Work Order Management, Kotlin Procedures, Graphing Causal Events


Next Week


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

Date Title Group Speaker

September 5th 2017

Neo4j in Practice

JUG Switzerland

Darko Krizic

September 5th 2017

Analysing the football transfer window with Neo4j

Neo4j London User Group

Mark Needham

September 6th 2017

Graphs in Pharma: Intro & UCB case study

Neo4j Belgium User Group

Rik Van Bruggen

September 6th 2017

Graphing GDPR Network , planning a data centre move, and football transfers

Neo4j Manchester User Group

Mark Needham, Pete Moore, Simon Eversfield

September 7th 2017

Efficient Graph Algorithms in Neo4j

Neo4j Online Meetup

Michael Hunger

Tweet of the Week


My favourite tweet this week was by Iryna Feuerstein:

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

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

Cheers, Mark

 

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About the Author

Mark Needham, Developer Relations Engineer

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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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