The graphs of gaming and recruitment

This month we've got graphs from the worlds of gaming and recruitment for you with Yan Cui from Gamesys and Matt Wright from Stitched. Nigel Small will also be showing us his latest project, ZeroGraph

PLEASE make sure you 
register on the Skillsmatter site to make access to the venue quicker. However if you get put on the waiting list there please feel free to come along anyway, we'll fit you in.

Nigel Small, Author of py2neo and ZeroGraph

Zerograph is an alternative server container for one or more Neo4j graph databases that uses ZeroMQ for fast and reliable communication and comes bundled with a Python client. In this talk, Nigel will give an overview of Zerograph features, talk about its protocol and ZeroMQ connection management as well as show the results of some speed tests.

Private Social Networks
Matt Wright, CTO at Stitched.  

Is it time for a Facebook reboot? What’s wrong with LinkedIn? Please can somebody stop all those ads? Please! Social networking and recruitment are at their best when people are connected in an authentic way. Matt will talk about building your own private social network using Neo4J. He’ll cover some of the lessons a small startup has learnt along the way.  

He’ll cover some of the modelling pitfalls, how to deal with time, multi tenancy and sentiment. He’ll also talk through hosting and extending neo4J through managed server extensions. 

Finally Matt will briefly touch on some more advanced topics like centrality, transitivity and how someone you have never met can make you fat. 

Modelling a large scale social game with Neo4j
Yan Cui, Software Engineer at Gamesys

The challenge of modelling and balancing the economy of a large scale game is one of the biggest problems game developers face - akin to catching Bigfoot. 

Learn how Gamesys did it by leveraging graph database Neo4j to model the in-game economy of our MMORPG “Here Be Monsters” and automate the balancing process. 

We'll discuss lessons learned, successes and challenges, and how a graph database enables our small team of game designers to stay agile and focused on delivering new content to players.

After the talks we'll make our way to 
The Slaughtered Lamb for some graph chat over a beer.  

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  • Jean-Francois

    Thank you very much, this was really interresting. I am eager to see the next one.

    May 1, 2014

  • Mark N.

    For those of you who couldn't make it along due to the tube madness, we have videos of the talks. Matt on Private Social networks -

    Yan on building a large scale social game -

    Checking on the whereabouts of Nigel's talk, will post it up when I have it

    May 1, 2014

    • Heather S.

      Thanks! Intetesting talks.Will the slides be avail? (Easier to flick.)

      May 1, 2014

    • Matt W.

      I'll post mine up somewhere for everyone. Thanks for turning up on Tube strike hell too....always better to meet in real life :)

      May 1, 2014

  • Bashar A.

    Grrrr... Another day I can't make it. Waiting for Doctor appointment

    April 30, 2014

  • Joe B.

    If anyone wants to keep in touch after the event my Twitter handle is @AnalyticsChap and my LinkedIn is

    See you all there!

    April 30, 2014

  • david g.

    I would've attended, the talk was exactly what I was looking for. But strikes are going to make it impossible :(

    April 29, 2014

    • Bashar A.

      Depends how far you are. But some told me metro strike isn't as bad as last time. Use Google Maps, it could give good indication

      April 29, 2014

    • Mark N.

      Hey David - where are you heading there from? Skillsmatter is really near Farringdon which has quite good bus / train links. Let me know where you're coming from and maybe I can tell you a good route.

      April 30, 2014

  • Bashar A.

    Hope train strike doesn't make it too hard to arrive

    April 29, 2014

  • Mark N.

    For those of you who signed up early we've added an extra talk by Nigel Small on his new project, ZeroGraph. Should be fun!

    1 · April 9, 2014

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