Attention Python screen-scraping experts! We're looking to hire another full-time developer at EveryBlock. Our site, which just launched a few weeks ago, compiles a wealth of granular geographic data and publishes it on a block-by-block basis. We offer a distinct Web page (plus an RSS feed and e-mail alerts) for every city block in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. We're expanding to more cities and more data sources. And we have a ton of fun features and projects up our sleeves.
This position involves contributions to all of our site's technology and data, with a concentration on screen-scraping public data from government Web sites. Some specifics we're looking for are:
- Mastery of screen-scraping
- Experience programming in Python
- Experience with geographic data
Experience with Django is a nice-to-have.
For more on EveryBlock, check out our launch announcement and this recent interview.
This is an opportunity to work on an exciting and important project with a talented and experienced Web development team. We're currently only four people, so you'll have a lot of freedom and opportunities to make a difference.
This is a full-time, salaried position, on-location in our modest downtown Chicago office. We're a startup, funded by a grant, trying to make the world a better place. Please contact me if you're interested or have any questions. Tell me about the gnarliest site you've ever scraped.
Posted by Michal Migurski on February 19, 2008, at 3:21 a.m.:
Good luck, I'm curious who you'll find!
Posted by Jonas on February 19, 2008, at 1:11 p.m.:
Well, that pretty much describes me... what a bummer I'm halfway around the world in good ol' Europe. Best of luck with EveryBlock, it's a great idea.
Posted by Popcorn Mariachi on February 20, 2008, at 10:28 p.m.:
I'm with Jonas. This sounds like the perfect dream job, but I'm just too far away (Same country, at least)
Posted by Joshua Bloom on February 20, 2008, at 11:04 p.m.:
How about Beautiful Soup and a couple of programmer interns?
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