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GraphHack: World Cup Edition

We made it to the World Cup in Brazil, so let's hack some soccer stats! A few other GraphDB meetups around the world are also hacking on these stats including groups in Amsterdam, London, São Paulo and München.

We have a headstart with this GraphGist and this .CSV file, that has data on all of the World Cup matches from 1930 to 2010.

We'll build on top of that by bringing in data from other sources and coming up with new and innovative queries. I've got match data at the moment but the intention is to bring in all the player data too. You will need to bring your laptop and have Neo4j installed. We'll do some work locally but deploy it as a GraphGist so others can build on top of it afterwards. 

Pre-requisites: You'll get the most from the session if you've done a bit of Cypher before. Having said that, if you're soccer mad it's not very hard to pick up so come along anyway and we'll get you familiar with it by the end of the evening. 


6.00 - 6.30: Refreshments, networking and getting Neo4j installed.

6.30: Hacking starts

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  • Joao

    Can't believe I've missed this! Is there anyone left here? I've been working for a while on a soccer games site @ and would love to integrate GraphHack. We can also have a beer if you'd like!

    September 15, 2014

  • Luke

    It was a lot of fun, though I regret missing the first thirty minutes.

    1 · July 8, 2014

  • Luke

    Is anyone else getting an 'invalid input [...] (line2, column 1)' error when trying to initialize the DB with the first gist?

    July 8, 2014

    • Luke

      Oh cool. I ended up getting it to work by going line by line until I found the error. For anyone else; the error is the result of line 8 "USING PERIODIC COMMIT 1000" being malformed. Remove the 1000 and it should work.

      July 8, 2014

    • Mark N.

      Hey guys - sorry, dunno what's going on there, it should work with the 1000 on the end.

      I've written up some more recent instructions on github if you want to take a look:­

      In our London version people were able to get up and running by following those so hopefully they'll work for you too. Let me know if not!


      July 8, 2014

  • SGN


    July 8, 2014

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