Richard Penman
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Richard Penman

Python programmer specializing in web scraping


Parkville, Australia


Hi there - for the last few years I have specialized at web scraping. In this time I have extracted data from websites that require parsing JavaScript/AJAX, using proxies, solving CAPTCHA's, and contain millions of records. I prefer to quote a fixed fee for projects, so that clients have confidence about the total cost and I have incentive to be productive. I use Amazon's EC2 for my web crawling infrastructure. I can provide scraped data in whatever format is required: CSV, XML, MySQL, etc. (Most clients prefer CSV.) Much of my web scraping infrastructure is open sourced to make sharing solutions with clients easier: ... more I also make websites that run on Google App Engine (free hosting) with web2py. I speak native English, fluent Esperanto(!), intermediate Mandarin, and basic Korean. Feel free to contact me to discuss your project. (Note that I will not work with adult related websites.) less

Work History and Feedback

  • May 2010 - Jun 2010

    iTunes App Scraper
    Could I ask for a better Python developer? No. A+ documentation. Handled all my E-mails very well. Gave me a quality product. I plan on doing as much business with him as I can.
    $277.78 earned
    Fixed Price

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