Pete Riches - ESOL teacher and former software developer, New Zealand

(Peter J Riches) #1

Hi all!

I'm still in the research stage at the moment, but I can tell you that when I was at university studying Computing Science in the late 80s, sitting in my database theory lectures alternately trying not to fall asleep / grind my teeth, this is what I wished databases were like. All that effort normalising tables, making it more and more obscure and further from the model - it nearly put me off for life! In stark contrast, I have high hopes for Neo4j being useful for me and I can't wait to start making useful stuff with it.

I'm a huge fan of the Open Source community. I plug Open Source wherever and to whomever I can. Software should work for the user, not against them, and it should never be possible to take it away. Open Source does that for me.


(Michael Hunger) #2

Welcome Peter,

hope you have great fun & success with Neo4j. We all wish databases were like this when we felt the pain of other models :slight_smile:
There are a bunch of other Neo4j users in NZ, in case you want to connect.

(Peter J Riches) #3

That's awesome! Thanks for letting me know. I might need to pick their brains some time.