Neo4j Tutorial - Boston

Monday August 26 09:00-17:00 EDT

This tutorial covers the core functionality of the Neo4j graph database. With a mixture of theory and hands-on practice sessions, attendees will quickly learn how easy it is to develop a Neo4j-backed application.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Neo4j, from installation to basic operation
  • Fundamentals of graph modeling
  • Querying, creating and updating with the Cypher query language
  • A survey of real-world use cases
  • Opportunity to consult on current projects, possible implementations and proof of concepts

Attendees won't need any previous experience with Neo4j, NOSQL databases or specific development languages, but will need their own laptop.

The tutorial will be held at Catalyst Restaurant in Cambridge, MA. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided.


Peter Bell, Founder and CTO, Speak Geek

Peter Bell

Peter is founder and CTO of Speak Geek, a company that helps business people to more effectively hire and manage developers. He also provides enterprise training regularly on git, github, chef, devOps and Neo4j. He is an experienced startup technologist, agile coach and CTO.

Peter presents regularly at national and international conferences on ruby, nodejs, NoSQL (especially Neo4j), cloud computing, software craftsmanship, Java, Groovy, Javascript, and requirements and estimating. He is on the program committee for Code Generation in Cambridge, England and the Domain Specific Modeling workshop at SPLASH (was ooPSLA) and reviews and shepherds proposals for the BCS SPA conference. He is finishing up a book for Pearson on managing software development.

Peter is a co-founder and co-organizer of the CTO School - an organization in NYC devoted to creating the next generation of technical leaders. He also organizes the node.js meetup in New York and co-organizes the Domain Driven Design and Grails meetups. He is a regular instructor at General Assembly in New York. His presentations cover managing software development, NoSQL, mobile development, Javascript development, Twitter Bootstrap and Javascript frameworks.

He tweets regularly as @peterbell.


Watch an attendee from an earlier Neo4j Tutorial discuss his experience below


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