Solving Complex Problems with Graphs
In the mid-1730s, a mathematician solved an interesting and supposedly unsolvable problem. In doing so, he created a branch of mathematics that has been vital to the success of almost every major tech company: graph theory. In spite of its benefits, it's still mostly unused by the masses.
In this talk, we will show how Leonhard Euler (pronounced Oiler) solved the famous Seven Bridges of Königsberg problem. We'll model a real-world operational problem as well as an interesting analytical problem. Along the way, we'll also demonstrate how to take these concepts and apply them to your own problems. Finally, we will talk about the data structures that make graph database such as Neo4j blazing fast and link you to some resources you can use to solve world problems on your own time.
Ben is on a mission to understand more of everything and help others along the way. His knack for research and experimentation helps him see solutions to problems that others often miss – a vital skill when helping clients overcome their data challenges. Based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, he leads InterWorks’ Analytics practice and manages the internal consultant development program.
When not instigating positive changes for clients, Ben is most at home on a hiking trail with his family. His wife, Rachel, shares his love of adventure and travel. So, when they're not in a new city to try the local food or the great outdoors to escape it all, they are likely dreaming and planning their next family destination over (locally-roasted) coffee.