Introduction to Graph Databases

We'll introduce 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 come to this meet-up. Learn the secret sauce behind Neo4j, and see some example Neo4j projects to help you get started.

PhillyDB will meet on the 16th floor of the MSB.  Note that the meeting may be listed at the front desk under the name 'Technically Philly Groups'.


6:00 - pizza and socializing
6:30 - presentations
8:00 - beverages at Nodding Head Brewpub

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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  • A former member
    A former member

    I wasn't able to make this meet up. Will the slides be posted anywhere?

    April 17, 2013

  • Brian L.

    I'm really glad I attended this meetup. Max gave a great introduction to Graph Databases and Neo4j that included lots of examples. If you couldn't make it then you should check out his site at and his github page at

    April 17, 2013

  • Brad S.

    Talk was very informative and Max seems very knowledgeable. Learned a lot both at the talk and at the brewery afterwards.

    April 17, 2013

  • john A.

    Sorry I can't make it!

    April 16, 2013

  • Tony C.

    Sorry. Cannot make it this evening. Something just came up. Need to troubleshoot it.

    April 16, 2013

  • Q

    Conflict with two other meetups this day.

    April 15, 2013

  • Venkat

    Sorry, production issue :( cant make it.

    April 15, 2013

  • ASIM

    Excited to see all great folks and make new buddies

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting some great DBAs.

    April 12, 2013

  • Sean M. C.

    I'll be at the OpenStack summit in Portland. :(

    April 11, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Disappointed that I cant make it this time.

    April 10, 2013

  • Martin D.

    Turns out I'll be away

    April 6, 2013

  • Lauren

    Unfortunately, i have a schedule conflict. Hope this comes up again because it looks very interesting.

    March 24, 2013

  • Michael F.

    Sounds like a great presentation

    February 21, 2013

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