Introduction to Graph Databases with Max De Marzi

Max will introduce us to Neo4j, an open source graph database that you can embed, deploy as a server, or use in the cloud. Starting with graph databases 101, you'll leave with an understanding of graph-like thinking, when to use a graph, and what great new magic you'll be able to add to your toolbox.

If you are dealing with highly connected data, writing crazy stored procedures, battling monster join tables or just want a new perspective on databases, you'll want to attend. Learn the secret sauce behind Neo4j, and see some example Neo4j projects to help you get started.


6:00 - Pizza and socializing
6:30 - Presentation
8:00 - Adult beverages at Madisons (right downstairs!)

Speaker: Max De Marzi

Max is a graph database enthusiast. He built the Neography Ruby Gem, a REST API wrapper to the Neo4j Graph Database. He blogs about all the things you can do with Neo4j at

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  • Hani E.

    I missed the presentation, are there any links to slides, presentation, or videos by Max?

    March 27, 2013

  • Robert M.

    Excellent overview of the whole NOSQL space, together with depth on Neo4j. Thanks!

    March 27, 2013

  • Thomas C. M.

    I thought Max did a great job of explaining graph DB use cases and integration with traditional DBMSs. The presentation was packed with useful information and demonstrations of visualization tools.

    March 27, 2013

  • Brad L.

    Nice introduction to Neo4J and how it fit in the Big Data / NoSQL ecosystem.

    March 26, 2013

  • Richard R.

    As an introduction he did a very good job.

    March 26, 2013

  • Luke F.

    In Chicago today

    March 25, 2013

  • Matt H.

    Sorry, work commitment came up this morning. Maybe next time.

    March 25, 2013

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