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write python script to backup MindMeister mindmaps via REST

DELIVERABLE: Single python script file (.py) that can login into a single MindMeister account, obtain all that accounts' mindmaps as PDFs, and save ONE single ZIP file as an archive.

STEPS IN SCRIPT (ROUGH OUTLINE OF WHAT SCRIPT NEEDS TO DO):

1. Authenticate (THIS IS NOT WELL-DOCUMENTED - you should research MindMeister API to make sure you can do this)

2. Create the zipfile.

3. Enumerate mindmaps in account. For each mindmap:

a. call [url removed, login to view] REST API

b. pull out URL for <pdf>...</pdf> entry

c. fetch the bits for that PDF URL

d. save it back into the zipfile structure

4. close the ZIP

5. command line args to script:

a. filename containing any account / login info (filename contains key/value pairs)

b. zipfile name for output file (optional parameter - default filename should be [url removed, login to view] - in other words, a timestamped zip file)

EXAMPLE OF USAGE:

* calling "python [url removed, login to view] [url removed, login to view]" should read any necessary login info from [url removed, login to view] (in current directory) and output [url removed, login to view] (in current directory) containing all the PDF files for that account's mindmaps.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BIDDERS:

1. Include with your BID a JPG or PNG screenshot showing successful invocation of the MindMeister API via Python. (This is to weed out the spammy auto-bidders. You will need to set up a free MindMeister account to test it out.)

2. Outline how you will solve the problem, specifically you must tell me:

a. whether you will require temp files (or whether you can manage the data in memory - better!)

b. how you will do REST invocation of MindMeister API

c. what package dependencies you anticipate (I do not like roll-everything-yourself but I also don’t think a short utility like this should require a whole new XML layer)

3. Tell me why you are the right Python programmer for this job.

REQUIREMENTS FOR DELIVERABLE:

1. Runs under Python 2.6 (not 3.0)

2. Does not require anything complicated or funky as a dependency, especially for REST or XML parsing. This script should be lightweight.

3. Provide me a command-line transcript showing the tests that you ran (so I know it was well-tested).

NOTES TO BIDDERS:

1. I am not necessarily looking for the lowest bid - I am looking for the best bid. I am an experienced buyer (here and elsewhere) and pay quickly.

2. All rights to the software pass to me; however, I intend to release this publicly for other MindMeister customers to use freely. However, I will preserve your info in the header of the script, so that others who want customizations will know who wrote it.

Skills: Linux, MySQL, Python, Script Install, SEO

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