Welcome to the eighth ArangoDB newsletter of 2021. Woo hoo! Eight is great 🙌🏻
In this edition, we are excited to share:
- An upcoming webinar with a guest speaker from Slack
- A new blog post about entity resolution
- An upcoming workshop on Graph Neural Networks
- Community spotlight on the Python-Arango driver (and more!)
Our growing avocado grove (aka we are hiring!)
Webinar: Exploring Abstract Syntax Trees with ArangoDB
We’re thrilled to share that Sarah Henkens, Software Engineer at Slack, is our guest speaker at our next webinar.
Sarah will share how Slack performs code analysis by modeling abstract syntax trees as a graph model in ArangoDB. We hope you can join us to learn how to design effective graph data models and utilize AQL to traverse an AST.
Wednesday, September 29th 2021 – 9:00am PDT / 3:00pm EDT / 6:00pm CEST Register Here
Entity Resolution in ArangoDB
Are you working on any projects related to fraud detection, know your customer, or recommendations? Then we suggest checking out our recent blog post on entity resolution (or watch the lunch break for something more snackable).
In this post, ArangoDB Solutions Architect Victor Moey provides:
- A brief background on ER
- Ideal use cases for ER
- Techniques for performing ER in ArangoDB
Workshop: Graph ML, NVIDIA Triton, and ArangoDB: Thinking Beyond Euclidean Space
This workshop will help you deepen your knowledge around the concepts of Graph Neural Networks, a machine learning method to handle non-euclidean data like graphs. It will include a hands-on session on Graph ML with a real-world application data set, and conclude with deploying a Graph ML-generated model on the Triton inference server to perform Graph Analytics using ArangoDB.
Wednesday, September 15th 2021 – 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT / 7:00pm CEST Register Here
Community Spotlight: ArangoDB Community GitHub and Interactive Tutorials
Do you have a project or tool that the ArangoDB community might be interested in?
If so, we would love to add it to our growing list of repositories in the ArangoDB Community GitHub organization. This GitHub organization serves as a place for more people to find out about your project and, if necessary, even help you develop it!
The ArangoDB Community organization is now the official home of the Python-Arango driver, rather than just a fork living there. It will still be primarily maintained by GitHub user Joowani, but now with even more support from the ArangoDB team and a unified location for the community to access.
If you have ever been interested in contributing to an open source project, the Python-Arango driver is a great choice. Any contributions to this project will have an immediate impact on a large number of Python users in the community. There are already issues open that you can help with, and with every new ArangoDB release the driver must be updated as well.
Apple AirPods Giveaway!
Our Interactive Tutorials repository has a library of Python notebooks available covering the full spectrum of ArangoDB features. Although we cover a lot of topics, something is missing … YOUR notebook!
Starting today and running until the end of September, the first 25 people who have a notebook merged into the main branch will receive a swag box (one per person). EVERYONE who has an accepted PR will be entered to win a set of custom Apple AirPods! Each notebook (subject to approval) gets you an extra entry.
To get started, visit the repository and follow the contribution instructions. Notebooks should cover topics related to ArangoDB, such as:
- A unique approach to getting started with AQL
- An exciting tutorial covering another ArangoDB concept
- A novel approach you took to solve a machine learning problem using ArangoDB
- A notebook showcasing how you use ArangoDB in your application
- Any other notebooks that get people excited about using ArangoDB
We are pretty lenient when it comes to approving community notebooks, but some content may require revision before being accepted or may not be accepted.
See the Community Notebook Challenge page for up-to-date information.
Disclaimer: We will make our best effort to ship to most countries, within reason. If for any reason, we aren’t able to due to laws or shipping restrictions of the country, or some other unforeseen reason, we may need to select another winner at our discretion and/or not send out the swag box.
Where else can you find ArangoDB?
- September 8: Graph & Beyond Lunch Break #18 – RecallGraph
- September 9: Bugout.dev Virtual Meetup – Using Multi-Model for Machine Learning Data
- September 22: Graph & Beyond Lunch Break #19 – Hot Backups and Restores in ArangoDB
- October 6: Graph & Beyond Lunch Break #20 – Movie Search Demo
- October 13: ML Summit 2021 – Graph-Powered Machine Learning: Part 1 and Part 2
From the Avocado Grove: We’re Hiring!
Team Avocado is continuing to grow! We have more than 40 open positions (almost all fully-remote) on our website across Engineering, Marketing, Product Management, Sales, and Recruiting.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Alex Geenen, who joined us recently as a Machine Learning Ecosystem Engineer.
Alex is passionate about the practical application of new developments in the fast-moving field of Machine Learning. He holds a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence with a focus on NLP and Graph Neural Networks, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Alex is also an avid rock climber and loves playing tabletop games in his free time. You can reach Alex through our ArangoDB Community Slack @alex.arangodb.
Would you like to join Team Avocado? Check out our open positions here.
ArangoDB recognized as Leader on G2
We couldn’t be more thrilled to be recognized by our users as a Graph Database Leader on G2 Crowd.
Are you happy with how things are going with ArangoDB so far, and have a few minutes to spare? Then take a break from coding and write a review about your experience on G2.
We hope you enjoyed our latest news!
Until next time 🖖
The ArangoDB Team