Dr. Jim Webber (author of REST in Practice, and Neo4j's Chief Scientist) is in town, and has offered to drop by to meet the graph community to discuss "the challenge of connected data."
The good Doctor has proposed that we can, "cover the key ideas of NOSQL databases, including motivating similarities and more importantly their different strengths and weaknesses. In more depth, we'll focus on the characteristics of graph stores for connected data and the kinds of problems for which they are best suited. To reinforce how useful graph stores are, we provide a rapid, code-focussed example using Neo4j covering the APIs for manipulating and traversing graphs. We'll then use this knowledge to explore the Doctor Who universe, using graph databases to infer useful knowledge from connected, semi-structured data. We conclude with a discussion of when different kinds of NOSQL stores are most appropriate."
But really, this is an excuse to get together to chat about graphs with one of the most entertaining speakers from that tiny island across the Atlantic.