Neo4j to Speak at Strata Data Conference San Jose 2018 About Fighting Fake News With Graphs

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Neo4j, the leading platform for connected data, announced that Ryan Boyd, head of North America developer relations will speak at Strata Data Conference San Jose 2018. Boyd joins an impressive lineup of executive speakers from top technology companies including Google, Slack, Atlassian and Pinterest.

Boyd will be speaking about how the Neo4j team used graph analysis across 200,000 tweets from Russian Twitter trolls to uncover how the accounts were spreading fake news. Boyd's session will cover how the Neo4j team collected and munged the data distributed by NBC, as well as how Cypher, the popular graph query language which Neo4j opened up under the openCypher project, is used to work with graph data, amongst other topics.

Who: Ryan Boyd, Head of North America Developer Relations, Neo4j
What: 40 minute solo session, including a demonstration
When: March 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. PT
Where: San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95113

Neo4j user SuprFanz, provider of unique technologies to drive traffic to events via social media, is also announcing that Jennifer Webb, VP of Development and Operations, will be speaking about the company's use of data science techniques and graph theory with Neo4j. This includes how Neo4j helps SuprFanz generate live event attendance. During her session "Data science in practice: Examining events in social media," Webb will also provide an overview of the data-informed strategies and technologies SuprFanz uses to drive traffic to events through social media.

Who: Jennifer Webb, VP of Development and Operations, SuprFanz
What: 30 minute solo session
When: March 6, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PT
Where: San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95113

Ray Bernard, founder and CEO of SuprFanz, will also be speaking at Ignite Strata San Jose 2018 on March 6 following the day's tutorials. In this talk, Bernard will quickly show how SuprFanz uses data science and how easy it is to do in Neo4j, using the available graph algorithms. Bernard will also include a brief overview of the applied graph theory.

Strata Data Conference is part of Strata, the largest data conference series in the world, bringing together thousands of top data scientists, analysts, engineers and executives to help them turn data into business advantage. The conference features case studies, helps attendees develop new skills through in-depth tutorials and is a place to share emerging best practices in data science. Strata Data Conference is presented by O'Reilly and Cloudera.

If you would like to learn more about SuprFanz's session or register for the conference, please go here. To request a meeting with Neo4j at the event, please email

About Neo4j
Neo4j, Inc. is the graph company behind the leading platform for connected data. The Neo4j graph platform helps organizations make sense of their data by revealing how people, processes and digital systems are interrelated. This connections-first approach powers intelligent applications tackling challenges such as artificial intelligence, fraud detection, real-time recommendations and master data.

The company boasts the world's largest dedicated investment in native graph technology, has amassed more than ten million downloads, and has a huge developer community deploying graph applications around the globe. More than 270 commercial customers, including global enterprises like Walmart, Comcast, Cisco, eBay, and UBS use Neo4j to create a competitive advantage from connections in their data. For more information, please visit or follow @Neo4j on Twitter.

Contact: Dan O'Mahony, InkHouse for Neo4j,

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