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Michelle Sanver

Speaker Bio

Michelle is a code-passionate colourful geek and with more than 15 years of PHP experience, she is eager to share her extensive knowledge. She works at Liip, a self organised company based in Switzerland. At Liip she proudly does many things, including organising internal hiking events! But her main day to day work is as a developer. It involves an ever changing API for a big retailer in Switzerland, using mainly Symfony, ElasticSearch and RabbitMQ.

An introduction to Graph Databases in PHP, using Neo4j

Traditional relational databases — ironically — are not that good at the complex relationships some modern applications need.

Multiple joins and complex sub-queries can gradually take a toll on performance.

Graph Databases, on the other hand, are all about relationships. In this talk we will look at using the popular Neo4j graph database with PHP to build efficient relational data for OmNomHub: not your average recipe site.