December 4-6, 2017
Vancouver, Canada

The whole WEB is your private API - A guide to Scraping!

Public APIs have been waning in popularity these last few years; now most companies are phasing them out. Yet, data is POWER. And come to think of it, the entire data available online IS available to you with enough will and effort. In this presentation I will show how to scrape the internet; practically any site using JSoup, OkHttp and Threads.

I will also cover anti-scraping strategies we face and how to circumvent them.

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Martin Legris

Obvious Leap

Hi, I've been programming for longer than I like to admit.. I started developing for the web in 1997, wrote my first CGI scripts that talked to MySQL in C++. It has been a long journey since then; through Java (10+ years), PHP, HTML/JS, AS2, AS3, Android Developemnt, C#. I founded a startup in 2012 and raised 1M$; that has changed my perspective of programming forever! I like to explore interaction concepts.

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