Web Scraping, Part 3 – Case Study #1

In this post, we’re going to use what was covered in the first two posts in this series for a use case: scraping contact details for all of the jewelers certified by the American Gem Society.  The AGS is an organization that “[helps] protect the jewelry-buying public from fraud and false advertising.”  The …

ProjectSHERPA: a startup retrospective

Over several years, while fully employed, some friends and I built a startup with whatever time we could scrape together.  ProjectSHERPA was an imagining of what the tech recruiting marketplace could be – a data-enabled web platform for finding, screening, and recruiting entry-level technology talent.   Virtually everyone in the space …

Analysis of Technical Analysis

I’ve put together a small framework for testing out technical-based trading strategies.  You can create indicators, generate trading signals, calculate P&L, and chart the results.  I know there are a bunch of mature packages out there that do this, but it’s a fun thought experiment.  The code is public in …