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August Meetup - Freebase in Neo4j

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Geoff Moes (of ( fame) and I (Wes) are jointly working on some experimentation involving freebase's RDF-based data in Neo4j. We've worked on a simple program (in Scala) to take freebase's ~19GB gzipped turtle RDF file and use the BatchInserter API to create a neo4j store. We'll present ideas and issues faced and the path we took to get here (including some rough benchmarks along our path to optimization). I also have a few of the O'Reilly Graph Databases books as prizes!

The Navy League Building Conference Center is what some people call the room. The building closes at 6 PM, but we’ll hang out there to let everyone in on the Wilson Blvd entrance. Call Wes @ 540 449 5828 if you get stuck outside.

Parking is not free in the building ~$8 for the night (I think). Street parking opens up at 6PM, if you can find a spot. Parking is available on Adams Street on the west side of the building. Left turn around the building from Wilson, or left turn in front of the building from Clarendon.

Courthouse Metro is very easy [if you know the trick!]. At metro, go up the escalator and through a turnstile, and make an immediate right turn to the elevator. Take the elevator to the street, and as you exit the elevator, cross the street in front of you (Clarendon), go left to get on Wayne Street, and walk a short block to Wilson. Turn left around the bank and enter 2300 Wilson Blvd (Navy League Building). If you miss the elevator, you have to walk about 3 blocks twice, once underground and once on the street.

Looking forward to it! Thanks again to Segue Technologies for hosting, and to Neo Technology for beer and pizza.


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