Neo4J User Group : CASE STUDY: Using Graphs To Analyse Public Spending On International Development

Event Info

Thu 22 Nov, 2012 at 5:15pm
The Skills Matter exchange
116-120 Goswell Road
London, EC1R 0EA, UK
Cost: free


James Hughes works for Kainos Software Ltd. as a Technical Architect. Formerly Kainos' Mobile Capability Lead and Microsoft Capability Technology Lead he is now just a constant menace responsible for developer engagement throughout the company. 
In his spare time James likes to talk about himself in the third person, attempt to blog about technical things on and troll Twitter as @kouphax 

James has been working on a really interesting project for the Department for International Development (DfID,, a UK government agency working on providing transparency around the ways that aid money gets spent on different development projects. He has been working on a web application that is providing a frontend + API access for people to interrogate a very detailed data format that details how Countries, Regions, Organisations, Activites, Budgets are related. During his talk, he will be explaining the history of the project, the reasons for moving from a MySQL backend to Neo4j, the benefits and problems that he faced in his experience along the way.

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