Graph Databases For Investigations using Neo4J
Presented in partnership with the Centre for Investigative Journalism.
Graph databases are a way of storing and analysing data to find connections and relationships – often what we as journalists are trying to do. The session will be a hands on introduction to Neo4j – used by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in the HSBC leaks scandal. The session cover the basics of creating a database, adding datasets, and querying your data.
The session will be facilitated by Leila Haddou. Leila is a freelance journalist who specialises in deep-dive data investigations. She previously worked for The Guardian covering topics such as offshore tax leaks, corporate land banking and exposing the human toll of the UK prison suicide crisis. Leila has worked with developers on several stories and continues to explore how technology can be used by journalists to assist with data-led investigations.