Looking for an Experienced Web Scraper

Application Period: Oct. 28, 2015 - Nov. 13, 2015

Contact: Send CV to Caroline Kaehr Serra via email caroline.kaehrserra@mail.mcgill.ca or call (514) 791-0209.


We are a team of researchers from the Desautels Management Faculty of McGill interested in the evolution of the Quebec wine industry. Specifically, we are analyzing data from the web to get a better understanding of the actors and issues involved. In order to extract this data from the web, we are looking for a computer science student who can help us going back in time (e.g., Web Archive) to get data from corporate websites and also social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter etc.), blogs, and newspapers.


Qualifications. Familiarity with web scraping as well as JSON-based APIs. Strong knowledge of Java, PhP, Perl, Python, or other programming language that allows for efficient web scraping. Preference will be given to students with previous web scraping experience, especially in relation to social media websites. 


Salary: $ 25.- / 30.-  per hour, depending on experience.

Duration: approximately 25 hours over the next 2 months.