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Slides from the Lightning Talk I gave at NoSQL Matters 2014 in Cologne.

Slides from the Lightning Talk I gave at NoSQL Matters 2014 in Cologne.

Motivation and examples of the attempt to open the UK's previous election results.

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    • E X P L O R I N G E L E C T I O N R E S U LT S W I T H N E O 4 J N O S Q L M A T T E R S 2 0 1 4 : L I G H T N I N G TA L K
    • W H O A M I ? • David Simons • @SwamWithTurtles
 github.com/SwamWithTurtles • Software Developer • …for a bespoke solutions provider Softwire. (Hint: we’re currently hiring) • … for fun
    • N O O P E N D ATA F O R U K E L E C T I O N S R E S U LT S T H E P R O B L E M
    • A C A D E M I C W E B S I T E C O N TA I N I N G B A D LY F O R M AT T E D D ATA D ATA S C R A P E R ( P Y T H O N ) N E O 4 J ! ! R E S T A P I E N D P O I N T ( C L O J U R E )
    • W H Y C L O J U R E ? • Tim dared me to.
    • W H Y C L O J U R E ? • But in retrospect… • Good native library support: • Leiningen • Ring (for HTTP/REST)
 Neocons (for Neo4J)
 Incanter (for Stats)
    • W H Y N E O 4 J ? • “Whiteboardability” • Good framework support for a range of languages • Closely matches our model • Intuitive “Cypher” Query Language to do graph based queries
    • L E T ’ S S E E I T I N A C T I O N
    • Small subgraph visualised
    • Results of 2010 General Election
    • Has anyone ever got no votes? (Sorry Mr. Gallagher)
    • N E O 4 J I S A W E S O M E F O R Q U I C K D E V W O R K
    • T H A N K S ! David Simons
 david.simons@softwire.com
 @SwamWithTurtles
 Github: SwamWithTurtles ! Code:
 (Warning: not yet in stable/ workable version!)
 github.com/pimterry/ national-hack-the- government-2014