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Wednesday, September 27 • 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Witchcraft Sourcing with Python and Friends

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The Internet has a gazillionbytes of data. You can find what someone had for breakfast today. Or if they are attending a conference. You could follow their trail of breadcrumbs online.

  • Is this data helpful to find their contact info? Yes
  • Is this data helpful to improve your outreach? Yes
  • Is this data helpful to build rapport? Yes!

But how do you get this data? You could easily spend hours capturing and cleaning data to make it useful. - Attend and find out!

Who should attend?

This session is for anybody that finds this data helpful. Are you a sourcer, a recruiter or a hiring manager? Then this process will blow away your mind.

What are the takeaways?

In this session you will learn how to capture and clean data using Bash, Ruby and Python. You will learn how to scrape data, automate capturing data and convert into a format that will help you make decisions.

  • Learn how to quickly setup Bash, Ruby and Python
  • Learn command line basics and write a small script in Bash to scrape websites
  • Convert Twitter lists to CSV files using Ruby to capture user profiles.
  • Automate capturing data from any website or social media using Python.

At the end of the session you will have a better understanding of the universe.

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Tom Ordonez

Talent Sourcer/Technical Recruiter, Sears Holdings
I spent most nights in computer labs understanding the meaning of life while my non-engineering friends partied in South Beach. I started my career as a government contractor in software and hardware projects. This experience felt like a Jason Bourne movie but without the action... Read More →

Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:25pm - 3:00pm CDT