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Thursday, 04 June 2015 00:00

Abstraction Kills Databases: What Graphs Do and Tables Don't

Presented by:

Kevin Van Gundy

Graph Advocate

Neo Technology


This is an introductory session on what graph databases are, how they can be used, and what purposes that they serve. During this session, Kevin will present, explain and discuss introductory topics that require no prior knowledge on graph databases at all.

The session will run for ~ 120 minutes.

This is a high level discussion around graph databases that starts with an overview of Graph Databases as a category, why graphs matter, and then reviews the difference between relational, other NoSQL stores, and graph models. Kevin will use Neo4j as the basis for a practical discussion of how graphs are implemented in the real world, as well as demonstrate how to query Neo4j using the Cypher Query Language.

Speaker Bio:








Kevin Van Gundy


Kevin is passionate about helping companies grow, adapt, and thrive. Prior to joining Neo Technology, he worked in various positions in investment banking and private equity. Inspired by the power of connected data, he left the finance world to pursue his passion for elegant and graphy solutions. When not white-boarding with Neo4j, Kevin is also an avid bike racer, outdoorsman, and audiobook devourer.



Event Details


Jun 16, 2015


8:30 - 9:00 am - Sign In 
9:00 - 10:15 am - Presentation 
10:15 - 10:30 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
10:30 - 11:30 am - Presentation continued


Standard Insurance Building

900 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

(Take the escalator at the entry down one level to the meeting room)


Free for members!
$15 for guests
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