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@webscrapinggurus
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Member since August, 2012
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Web Scraping Guru 

I started programming/hacking at about 12 years old, I first took it professionally in 2009. I found an exploit in Google's Image Search algorithm, I made $500,000 for about a year of steadily working a little bit at a time. Not long after that I started freelancing jobs on freelancer, then I worked for a phenomenal b2b data company, Datanyze. I specialize in crawlers/scrapers,... Ecommerce, social, and email data, BUT MY #1 SELLER IS... Business Data. most of my competitors Boast of 70 80 or 90 million i have 123 million "places" listings Similar in quality to Googles Places but even Google can only boast just over 100 million stats: Python, Javascript, PHP, C# MySQL, AWS, Lxml, Jquery, selenium, phantomJS, regex, Lxml, Beautiful Soup, JSON, XML, html, css, LAMP
$55 USD/hr
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Experience

Head of Programming

Jun 2009 - Jan 2012 (2 years)

Our company took advantage of loopholes in Google's Search algorithm. I was in charge of deciding what assumptions to make and risks to takes in hopes of finding algorithmic loopholes that could be taken advantage of. This went very very well for a couple of years, but soon before panda and penguin google closed the loopholes we were using and I ultimately decided being that I have learned so much about web scraping that I am going to focus my business on that.

Education

computer science

2005 - 2009 (4 years)

Certifications

Security System Exploitation and Manipulation (2005)

Imperva

After high school, I interned / studied at a firm that identified weaknesses and provided cyber security solutions.

Publications

12 year old boy makes over 1 million dollars from his computer.

When I was 12 years old I was one of the first people to make money with email spamming (before the Can Spam Act which made it illegal). This was back in the AOL 2.5 days

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