Last month, we introduced our Community Contribution Program to highlight our community members. This month we’ll be sending you the Swag you earned and put your names on our Community Contribution Page. Thanks for all your contributions!
We’ve recently started a hackathon series- with internal companies and also with universities. Companies can challenge their employees to solve organizational problems in a hackathon-type of fashion, making it fun and productive for employees’ creativity to design innovative solutions to pressing organizational challenges. Also, organizations can alleviate pain points across all departments by including multiple perspectives, encouraging feedback, and collaborating with multiple audiences across their organization. Another hackathon series we’ve started is a university hackathon series with Plotly Dash. We’re kicking off this month with Northeastern and next month we’re hosting one at San Jose State University. We have additional hackathons coming up so stay tuned. If your company or university wants to participate, please email back and let us know.
Back by popular demand, we’re hosting another Graph + AI Summit in San Francisco and New York, both in person and also available virtually. We’ll have industry titans discussing the graph landscape, how TigerGraph has alleviated their organizational challenges, and other interesting use cases. On Day 2, we’re hosting developer workshops for all stages of your TigerGraph journey which will allow you to work alongside some of TigerGraph’s best developers to build out new TigerGraph solutions. Register for the chance to win TigerGraph Swag and Apple AirPods.
This month we’re featuring Parker Erickson. He learned TigerGraph while he was using it at Optum for their customer 360 and their supply chain. He’s been an active Community Member, writing blogs, sharing projects and answering questions in the community. He’s been an outstanding community member that we decided to hire for our AI and ML practice! Read more from his interview below:
What do you like about TigerGraph:
TigerGraph is a great tool to easily tie multiple data sources together in order to perform data science and machine learning on it.
Why you got into it:
I was first introduced to TigerGraph during my first internship. We were given a task to identify fraud in a dataset, and we used TigerGraph to achieve that. Ever since then, I have been hooked!
What’s the most interesting use case:
I think one of the coolest use cases that I have explored is determining similarities between medical patients. There is a ton of complexity to it such as the aspect of the time of medical events. As a first pass, we have explored vertex embedding methods in order to obtain a vector representation of a patient that then can be compared to all the other patients in our data.
Want to learn how to visualize your TigerGraph data? Choose from either the no-fluff “Quick Start” or the immersive “Adventure” tabs to embark on a journey with TigerGraph and Plotly.
You can check it out HERE. We are looking for feedback on this website, so please reach out if you’re interested! Read below to learn more.
What is it?
TigerGraph’s Dash Class is an easy-to-follow, twelve-chapter guide to putting together one’s own dashboard using the TigerGraph Cloud Portal and Plotly Dash. By the end of the tutorial, users will have built their own visualization for TigerGraph’s Healthcare Referrals Starter Kit.
Here’s a GIF of what users will have built by the end.
Why is it important?
Visualization is of utmost importance. Dashboards can be used to easily analyze, discover, and highlight hidden trends or insights buried within bytes and bytes of data. As affirmed by Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, “the goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” Dashboards instill value into large datasets.
The importance of dashboards is discussed in TigerGraph’s Dash Class, in the first section titled “Devoid of Dash”.
How do I use it?
In order to utilize this resource, simply navigate to the TigerGraph Dash Classwebsite (hyperlinked). The following table outlines each section of the “Adventure” tab:
01 – Installation Island
Connecting via pyTigerGraph
02 – Sailing through Setup Sea
Creating first app
Headers, margin, colors, bold, italics
03 – Presenting Port Plotly
Importing Plotly Express and Pandas
04 – Dash’s Delta
Importing Dash Core and Bootstrap
05 – Sheriff Styles
Spacing (line breaks, horizontal rule)
06 – The TigerGraph Tundra
Basic pyTigerGraph functionalities
Running built-in queries (x2)
Creating and installing custom queries (x2)
07 – The Multi-Page Monsters
08 – Confronted by Callbacks
09 – Northern Navbars
10 – Southern Sidebars
11 – Elysium of Elements
12 – Destination Deployment
Deploying via/ Heroku, Dash Enterprise
Although both “Adventure” and “Quick Start” contain the same content, “Adventure” wraps the learning material around an immersive story involving pirates, tigers, and talking snowmen. Feel free to check out both!
Here are a few sneak peeks of four different chapters.
Additionally, the tutorial comes with an accompanying Google Colab notebook containing all the code needed for each section. This notebook is linked at the bottom of each chapter, and can also be accessed via this link.
My personal advice? The best way to use this resource is simply to dive in! With external resources, code snippets, and thorough explanations, anyone can easily create an interactive dashboard using TigerGraph and Plotly Dash.
If you have a blog you’ve written about TigerGraph, please submit it here and we’ll feature you in one of our newsletters.
TG x Schools
We’re launching our TigerGraph and University Program for university students to get practical TigerGraph experience, which will help create more job opportunities. TigerGraph now offers “TigerGraph Thursdays” where university students can go through three mini-courses with short quizzes to get practical TigerGraph experience. Once students pass, we’ll put their names on our university page for future customers wanting TigerGraph experts. Also, after the three-part series, we’ll hold two conversational types of webinars where students can learn what it takes to get a job at TigerGraph or one of our customers.
Everyone knows “Where’s Waldo”? Well, now introducing, “Where’s TigerGraph Traveling?”
Our Developer Intern, Shreya, recently went traveling. Whoever can first guess where the picture below was taken will win $100 TigerGraph Cloud Credits. Please reach out to [email protected] with your answers!
Thank you again for all your involvement in the TigerGraph Developer Community. We’ll continue to share all your unique use cases, tools, blogs, courses, and more weekly on our Discord Channel. As mentioned above, please provide your past contributions to our Community Contribution Program and we’ll send you prizes. Stay tuned for more information.
Dr. Jay Yu is the VP of Product and Innovation at TigerGraph, responsible for driving product strategy and roadmap, as well as fostering innovation in graph database engine and graph solutions. He is a proven hands-on full-stack innovator, strategic thinker, leader, and evangelist for new technology and product, with 25+ years of industry experience ranging from highly scalable distributed database engine company (Teradata), B2B e-commerce services startup, to consumer-facing financial applications company (Intuit). He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where he specialized in large scale parallel database systems