8 simple scrapers needed

MUST follow the coding instructions laid out below (no deviations or substitutions).

I have attached sample data and details for the 8 sites to scrape. The scraper definition is also attached so you can see proper formatting for JSON.

note: I will have many more of these for developers that perform a good job in a timely and cost-effective manner.



Scraping Specs

- Written in Ruby, NO TABS (2 spaces instead).

- Run from the command line taking two arguments - the first should be an integer for the scrape ID, the second should be the URL for the VENUE where the scrape starts:

./[url removed, login to view] <ID:integer> <URL:string>

./[url removed, login to view] 111 [url removed, login to view]

- Must use Curl for GET-ing URLs

GEM: curb

- Must only use standard Ruby regex for parsing, OR hpricot OR nokogiri as an alternative

GEM: hpricot

GEM: nokogiri

- Must output JSON as a finished product, sample data included below

GEM: json

- Must *NOT* use any other GEMS outside of these three: curb, hpricot, nokogiri, json

- The script should return only 1 of 2 things formatted in JSON. Either an ERROR, or the actual data if everything works.

- If there is any kind of error, it needs to output json as defined with a specific error code and message, or at least the standard error code and message:

{"scrape": {



"success": <BOOLEAN: true/false>,

"error": {






10: (Generic error of any kind)

20: (URL GET error - any error involving GET-ing a URL)

30: (PARSE error - any error involving parsing the data)


{"scrape": {

"id": 111,

"url": "",

"success": false,

"error": {

"code": 10,

"description": "Problem doing something in the foo function."



- If it succeeds, it needs to output json as defined with at least the REQUIRED following data in proper format:

{"scrape": {



"success": <BOOLEAN: true/false>,

"events": [


"title": "<STRING: Name of the event REQUIRED>",

"start_date": "<DATE: date of the event, or date the event starts (MM/DD/YYYY) REQUIRED>",

"start_time": "<DATETIME: date/time the event starts in *24 HOUR LOCAL TIME* (MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM) OPTIONAL>",

"end_date": "<DATE: date the event ends (MM/DD/YYYY) OPTIONAL>",

"end_time": "<DATETIME: date/time the event ends in *24 HOUR LOCAL TIME* (MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM) OPTIONAL>",

"repeating": <INTEGER: 0 if the event happens once, 1 if the event repeats weekly REQUIRED>,

"repeats_on": "<STRING: *full* name of the day of week the event repeats on (Thursday, Friday, etc.) OPTIONAL>",

"repeats_until": "<DATE: date the event repeats until (MM/DD/YYYY) OPTIONAL>",

"image_url": "<STRING: url for an image associated with this event OPTIONAL>",

"ticket_url": "<STRING: url to buy tickets for this event OPTIONAL>",

"ticket_prices": "<STRING: descriptional text about the ticket price OPTIONAL>",

"description": "<STRING: any freeform descriptive text about the event OPTIONAL>",

"bands": [

{ "name": "<STRING: band name>" },

{ "name": "<STRING: band name>" }






{"scrape": {

"id": 111,

"url": "",

"success": true,

"events": [


"title": "2$ off Lone Star!",

"start_date": "01/01/2010",

"repeating": 1,

"repeats_on": "Tuesday",

"repeats_until": "01/01/2011",

"image_url": "",



"title": "Rock Your Mom's House",

"start_date": "01/10/2010",

"start_time": "01/10/2010 19:00",

"end_time": "01/10/2010 22:00",

"repeating": 0,

"image_url": "",

"ticket_url": "",

"ticket_prices": "$8.00 all ages",

"description": "These people really know how to stick it to you.",

"bands": [

{ "name": "Buttcheeck Falcons" },

{ "name": "Foo Fighters" }






- All TIMES / DATETIMES should be in the LOCAL TIME of whatever VENUE is being scraped. Usually this will just be the time that you're scraping, but BE SURE.

- ALWAYS return a valid error code if anything goes wrong. Even if it's just the generic error message.

Skills: Ruby on Rails, Web Scraping

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