Graph databases 2: Finding stories in data

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Leila Haddou of independent journalist; William Lyon of Neo4j
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 7 at 11:30am
  • Location: Copper Cove - conference level
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn to analyze your newly built graph database using Cypher, Neo4j's query language. It is advisable to have completed part one to get the most out of this session, however, it is not strictly necessary. We will show how to find stories in the data by analyzing the combined datasets using the Cypher query language in Neo4j. We will also explore more advanced graph database concepts such as applying graph algorithms and graph visualization.

This session is good for: Those who attended Graph databases 1, or those already familiar with Neo4j.

Speaker Bios

  • Leila Haddou is an investigative reporter and former data journalism editor for The Times and Sunday Times in London. She has previously worked on investigations for the Financial Times and the Guardian and has an avid interest in how technology can aid deep-dive, public interest reporting. @leilahaddou

  • William Lyon is a software developer at Neo4j, the open source graph database. He works on building integrations for Neo4j with other technologies, helping users build graph applications, and also leads the Neo4j Data Journalism Accelerator Program. He holds a masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Montana. You can find him online at or @lyonwj

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