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Originally authored by Pernilla Lindh

In early October we are hosting our annual graph database conference GraphConnect in San Francisco.

We want YOU to participate!

Save the date: October 3-4 2013, the conference will be on 4th and we offer trainings on the 3rd. Read about our un-conference to get a chance to get a free ticket or the discount code so you can buy tickets for only $99.

We have some really awesome talks at the conference. One of them is by the man, the legend ... Emil Eifrem, who is also my CEO. He is a fantastic speaker and will fill the room with more graph-love then you can imagine.  Then there's Fred Trotter the healthcare data journalist who started to dig into graphs to discover how they can be used in a not-only-profit way. I can’t wait to listen to him and how his new open dataset called DocGraph can help patients, doctors, hospitals, and the health system in the United states. Open Data is the best! :)

Speaking of doctors...our own doctor will be in the house, Dr. Jim Webber -  if you want to talk to him - talk about Doctor Who or about the Graph Database book he wrote together with Ian Robinson and the aforementioned Emil.

So of course you want to listen to all these amazing speakers, but you know, sometimes you just want to share something that you are thinking about or need to discuss.

In the morning, we are going to have an opportunity for this called Graph Clinic, where we don’t hand out drugs or do surgery on you. It’s a more a direct way of getting help with graph related questions or Neo4j questions.  If you are stuck or need some support with your code, we provide the necessary treatment, and hugs too!
The Graph Clinic Doctors will be Doctor Ruby, Doctor Functional Programming and of course, we'll bring a Delivery Doctor who can help you give birth to new graphs.

After giving birth to graphs, or receiving treatment, we need to talk about your experiences. The therapists of the afternoon will be Michael Hunger, Peter Neubauer, and Pernilla Lindh. We know, we know... we are not real therapists - but we love to talk with and listen to people.

We are arranging a un-conference during the classic conference. Maybe this doesn't make sense, but I promise - you will love it because you can actively participate. As a local San Franciscan, you can drop by and chat about NoSQL, data, and graphs, as a participant in the conference you can sit down and talk about how you want to save the world by using graphs! As a speaker, you can continue your talk and discuss your solution face to face with people.

So what I want you to do right now is to submit any topic you want to present as a lightning talk just before our un-conference and the real conference. Invite your best friends in San Francisco to come along, and invite everyone to participate.

I love to give away stuff, so if you submit a lightning talk, we'll get  you a free ticket.  Sweet deal right?  And if you want to share discount codes, you just use "sfgraph" for a $99 ticket !!!

Everyone can register here!

Also, if you want to contribute in some way, please ping me on twitter (@p3rnilla) and I might use my magic and give away more than one ticket.

As a special treat we'll have the driver authors for most of the Neo4j drivers at GraphConnect. The once in a lifetime chance to talk to them about your ideas, issues, or praise for any of our awesome drivers is now yours!

Aseem Kishore - node-neo4j (JavaScript, Node.js)
Josh Adell - Neo4jPHP (PHP)
Nigel Small  - Py2Neo  (Python, Server)
Matt Luongo - Neo4Django  (Python)
Tatham Oddie - Neo4jClient (c# .net)
Javier de la Rosa - Neo4jRestClient (Python)
Wes Freeman - AnormCypher (Scala)
Andreas Ronge - Neo4j.rb (J)Ruby
Stefan Armbruster - Neo4j Grails Plugin (Groovy, Grails)
Max de Marzi - Neography (Ruby)
Michael Hunger - Spring Data Neo4j (Java,Spring), Java Rest Binding (Java), Neo4j-JDBC Driver (Java), CSV-Batch-Importer
Tobias Lindaaker, Jacob Hansson - Python Embedded / Jython

Here is the form for the lightning talk submissions:

If you submit a lightning talk we'll get you a free ticket.
If you want to know what an un-conference is you can read about it more here:
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference) Looking forward to see you there :)

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