The Challenge of Connected Data w/ Jim Webber

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.

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  • David J.

    Can Dr. Webber provide publications related to the presentation? I did not make it. I assume this is a subject that has many publications.

    June 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great overview of the strengths of the Neo4j graph database with ample humour to keep us out of zombie audience mode: lots of great questions followed! Many thanks, Jim!

    June 20, 2012

  • Bert P.

    Did a great and entertaining job presenting the basics of Neo4j but more importantly how "one size does not fit all" when it comes to databases. Like everything else in the rapidly evolving technology ecosystem you have many options to choose from.

    June 20, 2012

  • Jim W.

    Can't comment - I was the speaker.

    June 20, 2012

  • Andreas K.

    Hugely entertaining and informative talk.

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very dynamic presentation, audience a good size to talk 1 to 1.

    June 20, 2012

  • Clayton H.

    Jim was hilarious as a speaker. Otherwise a great intro to Neo4J. Tom Baker is the true doctor.

    June 20, 2012

  • Tai G.

    Rethinking a pivot on database implementation.

    June 20, 2012

  • Andreas K.

    OK, we're at general assembly, but at the 902 Broadway address. Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight, and enjoying the good Doctor's bantering.

    June 19, 2012

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