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Office Hour with Michael Hunger (Neo Technology)

Michael Hunger (Neo4j)
Office Hours
Expo Hall (Table B)

Graph Databases take a different approach than relational and aggregate oriented NoSQL databases. They make connections cheap and fast by making them an explicit part and a first-level citizen of your database. Michael will tell you more, and:

  • Help you to model your domain and use-cases in an interactive way
  • Discuss graph-enabled applications in general
  • Answer questions about the pros and cons of these technologies
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Michael Hunger


Michael Hunger has been passionate about software development for a long time. He is particularly interested in the people who develop software, software craftsmanship, programming languages, and improving code.

For the last few years he has been working with Neo Technology on the Neo4j graph database. As the project lead of Spring Data Neo4j he helped developing the idea to become a convenient and complete solution for object graph mapping. Michael now takes care of all aspects of the the Neo4j developer community.

Good relationships are everywhere in Michael’s life. His life concerns his family and children, running his coffee shop and co-working-space, having fun in the depths of a text-based multi-user dungeon, tinkering with and without Lego and much more.

As a developer Michael loves to work with many aspects of programming languages, learning new things every day, participating in exciting and ambitious open source projects and contributing and writing software related books and articles. Michael is also an active speaker at conferences and events and a longtime editor at InfoQ.