As a UX designer and part-time anthropologist, working at ScraperWiki is an awesome opportunity to meet the whole gamut of hackers, programmers and data geeks. Inside of ScraperWiki itself, I’m surrounded by guys who started programming almost before they could walk. But right at the other end, there are sales and support staff who only […]
We are really pleased to announce that we will be hosting our very first US two day Journalism Data Camp event in conjunction with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and supported by the Knight Foundation on February 3rd and 4th 2012. We have been working with Emily Bell @emilybell, Director of […]
Oil wells, marathon results, planning applications… ScraperWiki is a Silicon Valley style startup, in the North West of England, in Liverpool. We’re changing the world of open data, and how data science is done together on the Internet. We’re looking for a programmer who’d like to: Revolutionise the tools for sharing data, and code that works with […]
We’ve had lots of requests recently for new 3rd party libraries to be accessible from within ScraperWiki. For those of you who don’t know, yes, we take requests for installing libraries! Just send us word on the feedback form and we’ll be happy to install. Also, let us know why you want them as it’s […]
Mark Chapman has been busy translating our Python web scraping tutorials into Ruby. They now cover three tutorials on how to write basic screen scrapers, plus extra ones on using .ASPX pages, Excel files and CSV files. We’ve also installed some extra Ruby modules – spreadsheet and FastCSV – to make them possible. These Ruby scraping […]
We’re very pleased to announce the third official ScraperWiki language is Ruby!