Friday 21 December 2018

Podcast Interview with Emil Eifrem, Neo4j

We've been around the block a few times in this podcast. It has been a fantastic experience to develop this thing from a crazy idea at a booth at Qcon (thanks again, Michael!) into something that has really gained a life of its own. I for one still enjoy making them time after time - I hope they are a good listen/read as well.

As part of that journey,  I have course also interviewed our "Fearless Leader" and "Chief Instigator", aka Emil Eifrem, a few times. We talked in summer of 2015, and then again around this time of the year in 2016 -  and swore expensive oaths not to let another episode be too long after. And we failed miserably. So it felt right to do a longer, more elaborate episode now, which we actually published with video on Youtube too:

Of course the Podcast feed and Soundcloud have the same show episode too:

Here's the transcript of our conversation:
RVB:   00:00:54.475 Hello, everyone. My name is Rik, Rik Van Bruggen, from Neo4j and here I am recording another podcast episode. And I think the other person on the other side of this call is going to agree that it's been way too long.

Monday 10 December 2018

Podcast Interview with JEP, the Graph Database

Alright - here's something special for you. For the past couple of days, I have been listening to - no, I have been DEVOURING all the episodes published in the "Everything is alive" podcast series published by Radiotopia. It is such a great show. Funny, interesting, sad, thoughtful, and ... inspirational. Because - what would happen IF EVERYTHING WAS ALIVE??? I could not not think about that - and specifically, I thought about Neo4j instances... what if THEY were alive? What if I could interview a real, live Neo4j instance - what would that be like???

I decided to find out. Here's my lovely chat with imaginary JEP, the Graph Database. Turned out to be a fine chap, really. Here it goes:

Here's the transcript of our conversation:
RVB: Good morning everyone, my name is Rik, Rik Van Bruggen from Neo4j - and today I am doing a really special episode of the Graphistania podcast series. It's an episode that I got the inspiration for by listening to Everything is Alive, a podcast hosted by RadioTopia. They did some amazing work interviewing some of the most interesting characters ever - and I would love to continue that tradition here today on Graphistania.

Monday 3 December 2018

Podcast interview with Will Lyon, Neo4j

Been a while since I have been able to publish more podcast episodes - sorry about that. Will try to keep up a regular pace - but no guarantees. However, I must say that the conversation that I had with my colleague Will Lyon made me think that I really should keep it up... the Neo4j ecosystem, and company is full of people with lots of interesting things to say - and talking to them is just a blast.

So this conversation was long overdue, because Will has done SO MUCH for the Neo4j Community in the past couple of years - it's pretty crazy. How do you start a conversation like that? Turns out it's really easy. So nice. Listen to it over here:

Here's the transcript of our conversation:
RVB: 00:00:00.615 Hello, everyone. My name is Rik Van Bruggen from Neo4j, and tonight I have a very long overdue guess on this podcast episode. Someone that I've been dying to talk to, actually, for quite sometime because he's done such an amazing job in the Neo4j community over the past couple of years. And that's my colleague, Will Lyon. Hi, Will.