Web programmer/scraper/data-mining (HTML, PHP, MySQL, CMS, REGEX)
I was a graphic/web designer for several years before I moved on to IT Management, but I specialize in data-mining/web-scraping. I have developed scripts that quickly harvest information, present it to the user in an organized fashion, and automate arduous processes. Some examples include:
- Statewide Craigslist Search
- Setting up sites that use "Bookmarklets." Say, for example, rather than mining an entire site, you want to strip individual products. You view a product and click the bookmark in your browser that will then redirect to the data-mining script with the web site you were just viewing. From there it will process the information as needed (create your own product database without having to scan your own images).
- Mass file/image harvesting which can be exported as new-line delimited URLs that can then be easily imported into most download managers to later retrieval.
- Custom databases for personal use by mining information from other sites (i.e. Movies, Comics, etc.)