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GitHub + Neo + Heroku present: GraphHub East

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Come play with the data behind GitHub! All skill levels are welcome.

The NY Graph Meetup is joining forces with GitHub, Heroku, and Neo4j for a bicoastal workshop and mini-hackathon, using GitHub's real-world data.

GitHub, a giant playground for collaborative coding, maintains many fascinating data sets: a social graph of people and their skills, a project graph of branches and forks, and a dependency graph of projects.

In the workshop, we'll explore this data using different technologies, approaches, and front ends. Then, experienced developers from Neo Technology will be on hand to help teams import, structure, query, visualize, and use GitHub's data to create applications.

Oh, and did we mention that there's a simultaneous event in San Francisco? This promises to be a good old-fashioned East Coast / West Coast hacker throw down. And as an awesome perk, ten random attendees will each get a year of GitHub's Micro plan, courtesy of GitHub!


6:00 Refreshments and chit-chat; a brief intro to Neo4j, graph databases, and GitHub's dataset.

7:00 Break out into focus groups:

  1. Data Sources

  2. Data Import

    • Do a domain model on the whiteboard
    • Choose your language
    • Import a subgraph
    • Data patterns & structure
  3. Graph Queries

    • Progressive koans using Cypher
    • Find interesting people (involved in 2nd level project with complimentary skills)
    • Find projects that might be interesting to you (repository collaborators to you involved - 2nd level)
  4. Data visualization

    • Basic graph visualization
  5. Application development

    • Kick-start an application

8:00 - 9:30 Coding

9:30 -10:00 - Wrap-up and presentations

10pm - Goodnight!

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