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 Leila Haddou, Data Journalist for The Times and Sunday Times.

Leila Haddou - This Week's Featured Community Member

Leila Haddou – This Week’s Featured Community Member

Leila is a long time member of the Neo4j community and pioneered the use of graphs and Neo4j for investigative journalism while working for the Guardian.

She’s presented numerous Neo4j tutorials to data journalists, the most recent being at The European Investigative Journalism & Dataharvest Conference in Mechelen, Belgium.

Leila most recently participated in the Data Journalism in the Connected Age panel at GraphConnect Europe 2017.

On behalf of the data journalism and graph communities, thanks for all your work Leila!

The Graph of Thrones


In case you missed it, on Sunday the first episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 was released and we also launched our Game of Thrones Season 7 contest.

Game of Thrones Bag

If you create or publish graphy Game of Thrones content that uses Neo4j, graph visualizations, graph algorithms, combines datasets, or any other interesting variants, you’ll be eligible for our weekly GoT prize.

The prize is a Game of Thrones T-shirt of your choice plus EUR 50 worth of GoT paraphernalia (sorry, no swords), e.g., from Elbenwald or similar outlets.

Getting started with Neo4j


Ruth Holloway has written the final two articles in her series on graph databases. She looks at how to install Neo4j and write some queries in the Neo4j browser, and then how to query the graph from a Perl application using the Neo4p driver.

If you’re looking to getting started with Neo4j and Python, it’s worth taking a look at Nicole White‘s microblog application powered by Flask and Neo4j tutorial.

Nicole walks through the process of building a graph backed web application step by step implementing both read and write queries and finishes by deploying the application to Heroku.

Genetic programming, BIM models, DeepPhe NLP, Instacart


An introduction to Neo4j Bolt Drivers


In this week’s online meetup Nigel Small gave an introduction to Neo4j Bolt drivers which were first introduced in Neo4j 3.0.



We’ll be running a Neo4j drivers roundtable online meetup on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 15:00 UTC where a few driver authors from the community will join us to talk through their experiences.

From StackOverflow: Query Profiling, Optional Relationship Creation, Causal Clusters on EC2


We have a new section this week where we’ll take a look at some of the most popular questions asked on StackOverflow with the #neo4j tag.

Next Week


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

Tweet of the Week


My favourite tweet this week was by Christophe Willemsen:

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

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.


2 Comments

Hey Mark, thanks for the shout-out. It’s now up to six parts, with a seventh coming up “soon” 🙂

Mark Needham says:

Hi Daniel,

No worries! I covered parts 4 and 5 in this week’s version of TWIN4j – https://neo4j.com/blog/this-week-neo4j-29-july-2017/

I’ll make sure to link to parts 6 and 7 in the next one.

Cheers, Mark

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