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@webscrapinggurus
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Member since August, 2012
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Web Scraping Guru 

I got started in programming when i discovered and used a loophole in Google's image search algorithm in 2010. I soon after started freelancing jobs on freelancer. I have since worked for a company near San Fransisco called Datanyze as a web crawling engineer. I focus primarily on designing web crawlers / scrapers and collecting business, ecommerce, social and other data from the internet. I have built scrapers for Google Maps, Google search, Yelp, Hoovers, yellowpages, ebay, amazon, homeaway, zillow and more. Primary languages: Python, Javascript, PHP, C# Familiar technologies: MySQL, AWS, Lxml, Jquery, selenium, phantomJS, regex, Lxml, Beautiful Soup, JSON, XML, html, css, LAMP Project highlights: I automated the creation of over 20,000 Google accounts to create API access and collect places data. designed a bot to intereact with users and collect email addresses from websites like AirBNB and HomeAway.
$55 USD/hr
74 reviews
7.1
  • 83%Jobs Completed
  • 98%On Budget
  • 98%On Time
  • 22%Repeat Hire Rate

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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