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Practical Introduction to Neo4j

YOW! 2017 Sydney - 05 Dec

This workshop is aimed at the people new to Neo4j but curious about what graphs can do for them and their business. In this highly practical session we'll explore what a graph database is and how data modelling works for graphs. We will also touch on a little graph theory and DBMS architecture for depth.

The workshop is split into multiple sessions, each with substantial practical elements - so bring your laptop!


Jim Webber

Chief Scientist


United Kingdom

Dr. Jim Webber is Chief Scientist at the popular open source graph database Neo4j, where he where he works on R&D for highly scalable graph databases and writes open source software. Jim has written two books on integration and distributed systems: “Developing Enterprise Web Services” on XML Web Services and “REST in Practice” on using the Web for building large-scale systems. His latest book is “Graph Databases” which focuses on the Neo4j database.

Workshop Details

Target Audience
Software engineers, data engineers and anyone interested in learning about Neo4j.
Full day

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the day delegates will feel comfortable designing graph models and performing some powerful queries in the openCypher language. We will also develop an understanding of how it all fits together in an enterprise context.

Workshop Outline

  • Intro to world of graphs and Neo4j
  • First steps in Cypher
  • Hands on Cypher
  • Data Import with Cypher
  • Build and run a movie graph application
  • Resources and wrap up


  • Laptop with wifi-internet access.
  • An internet connection