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Graph All The Things! With Neo4j and Node

Connected data abounds today. Modern web services connect people, products, photos, locations, ideas, creations, and more. New tools have emerged that are optimized for this connectedness, and graph databases are one such tool. Instead of working with tables and rows, you work with nodes and edges — storing data exactly as you would draw it on a whiteboard.

In this talk, Aseem Kishore will share an introduction to Neo4j, the most popular graph database, along with his experiences and lessons learned building a startup on top of it. Aseem is the co-author and maintainer of node-neo4j, the Node.js client library for Neo4j, so he'll also walk through the basics of using Neo4j from Node.js.

Aseem is a developer at FiftyThree, a startup here in NYC and the company behind the popular iPad app, Paper. He has been working with both Node.js and Neo4j for two years now, and is looking forward to even more years ahead.

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  • Roger S.

    I wasn't able to attend the meeting last week and Aseem's full description alongside the slides is the best substitute for not being there I've ever encountered. Wow! Terrific presentation. I'm new to Neo4j (but not to graphs) and he taught me several new things about graphs and about using Neo4j. Thanks very much!

    PS: Safari couldn't get past slide 14, but Chrome had no problems.

    April 22, 2013

    • Aseem K.

      Thanks for the kind words, Roger. I'm so glad you found it so helpful! Thanks also for the tip about Safari — I do see that bug (and another), and will fix it. Cheers.

      April 23, 2013

  • Aseem K.

    Hey guys, thanks again to all of you for coming out and being such a great audience! I had a blast presenting.

    Here are my slides and a rough transcript of my talk:

    http://aseemk.com/talks/neo4j-with-nodejs

    Let me know if you have any questions, otherwise thanks again and I'm glad so many of you found it helpful!

    April 19, 2013

    • Peter B.

      Thanks Aseem - much appreciated!

      April 19, 2013

  • John M.

    I loved the presentation. Well organized and a wealth of gems were discuss. Can we get a copy of the presentation slides?

    April 18, 2013

    • Peter B.

      I'll check with Aseem . . .

      April 18, 2013

    • Aseem K.

      Yes sorry, coming soon! (Tomorrow.)

      2 · April 18, 2013

  • Vietnhi P.

    Downloaded neo4j (it's open source). Will play with it as time permits over the next several weeks. Love the fact that it has python/django and ruby/rails drivers.

    April 18, 2013

    • Peter B.

      Yeah - it's an awesome tool!

      April 18, 2013

  • Michael D. S.

    An excellent talk. Some of the "lessons learned" points were gems.

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent. Well presented and informative.

    April 18, 2013

  • Jesse

    Excellent! Thanks Peter and Aseem for such a Great event. -I hope I get a callback for each event! ;)

    April 17, 2013

  • Esco O.

    Really thorough and well presented

    April 17, 2013

  • Richard S.

    sorry. called out at the last minute.

    April 17, 2013

  • Geert D.

    Congrats, tonight's meetup is one of NYC most popular events today!

    2 · April 17, 2013

  • Jesse

    This waiting list reminds me of my springbreak standby flight to Puerto Rico. -All day at the airport...couldn't make it.- Hopefully this time I'll have a better chance! lol If not, then guy enjoy it because I think this is going to be a good one!

    1 · April 17, 2013

    • Peter B.

      Well, you're in. Hope it's as much fun as Puerto Rico!

      2 · April 17, 2013

    • Jesse

      Thanks Peter!! it sure will! ;)

      April 17, 2013

  • Aidan F.

    Should we bring laptops w/ Neo4j installed?

    April 17, 2013

    • Peter B.

      DOn't know if you'll need it, but it can't do any harm!

      April 17, 2013

    • Aseem K.

      Agreed -- feel free! I'll walk trough usage, so you'll be able to follow along if you already have Neo4j downloaded and installed. =)

      April 17, 2013

  • Jose Muanis C.

    out of town. business trip.

    April 16, 2013

  • David B.

    Will miss this, since Clojure is in town the same day.

    April 15, 2013

  • Sergei K.

    Hi! I'm back end developer. I'm coding in PHP, Node.js and shooting for the interesting ideas in the web development. Like to keep I\O with smart people! =)

    April 12, 2013

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