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 Michal Bachman, founder and Managing Director of Neo4j Solution Partner GraphAware.

Michal Bachman Name - This Week's Featured Community Member

Michal Bachman – This Week’s Featured Community Member

Michal is one of the earliest members of the Neo4j community in London, starting to work with graphs in his time at OpenCredo in 2011.

He then went to Imperial to do a Masters degree in Computing before founding GraphAware in July 2013.

Michal spoke at GraphConnect in 2014 and 2015, has spoken at countless meetups, presented numerous training sessions, and of course featured on the podcast last June.

Over the past few years Michal and his team have released multiple open source tools to the community, such as neo4j-reco, neo4j-timetree, GraphGen, as well as the PHP driver.

This week they may have released their coolest product yet – neo4j-nlp, a toolkit for combining graphs and Natural Language Processing. I’m looking forward to playing around with this one.

On behalf of the Neo4j community, thanks to you and your team for all their work Michal!

Online Meetup: Finding connections between components from 100s of GBs of data at Autodesk


In this week’s online meetup, Ravi Krishnaswamy, Lead Software Architect at Autodesk showed us how to manage component complexity with graph databases.



Ravi has built a graph containing data pulled from multiple packaging and security databases and showed how to write queries to find out what components were affected by various security vulnerabilities.

We won’t have an online meetup next week, but the week after Norbert Preining will show us how to analyse Debian packages using Neo4j.

GraphQL to Cypher, eBay ShopBot, Temporal Network Analysis


Data Science in Practice: Using the Facebook API and Neo4J to Drive Real World Attendance to Events


DigitalOcean posted the video from Ray Bernard’s talk in which he shows how his cloud-based marketing company, Suprfanz, uses Neo4j to drive attendance over social media platforms, email and SMS.



We’re hiring!


We recently started using Google’s Hire product for our job listings.

Neo4j are hiring

Come and work for Neo4j!

We’re hiring for lots of different roles, so if you want to work with graphs full time take a look – there are roles in the engineering, pre-sales, professional services and developer relations teams.

Hopefully you can find something for you.

On StackOverflow: LOAD CSV, APOC, Variable length paths


This week on Neo4j StackOverflow…​

Tweet of the Week


My favourite tweet this week was by ΗλβiL βOZλLi:

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.


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