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August 2013 Meetup

Speaker: Robert Dempsey

Title: Use Python to Gather Data, Convert Leads to Clients


Description: Thanks to a wealth of freely available online information, it's easier than ever to gather insights on your next potential customers, and increase your chances of converting them to clients. The challenge is that the information is everywhere - on their websites, social profiles, paid databases, and many other places. How can you get a single view of who someone is and what motivates them? The answer is automation. In this talk, I'll show you a simple method of automatically gathering online data using Python to get a consolidated view of a prospect.

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  • Nicholas D.

    Excellent presentation.

    1 · August 6, 2013

    • Robert D.

      Thanks Nick. If you have any feedback on how I can improve it please let me know!

      August 6, 2013

  • Mike R.

    Great speaker. Sorry I could not stay longer to talk with him.

    August 5, 2013

    • Robert D.

      Thanks Mike. I'll be at the next meetup and will hopefully see you there!

      August 6, 2013

  • Sai P.

    Great talk, good first meet up experience, srry couldn't stay long.

    August 5, 2013

  • Robert D.

    Good eveing everyone,

    Thanks for all of your fantastic questions after my talk, and for coming out tonight despite the change of day and venue. You are awesome!

    Here are links to everything I mentioned in my talk, including my slides:

    Slides - http://www.slideshare.net/intridea/understanding-clients-better-through-data-full

    Surfiki - http://surfiki.com/

    Refine (Open Source) - https://github.com/intridea/surfiki-refine-elasticsearch

    Python script for scraping LinkedIn company data (Open Source) - https://github.com/intridea/linkedin-data-miner

    If you have any questions, give me a call:[masked] x517 or shoot me an email: [masked]

    Thanks again!

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Josh F.

    Drinks downstairs at Clydes. Come have a post meetup drink.

    2 · August 5, 2013

    • Robert D.

      Sorry I had to talk and run all. Family duty called and I had to answer.

      I look forward to seeing you all in November!

      Huge thanks again to Alex for finding us a venue this evening, and to Rock Creek Strategic Marketing for being that venue, and providing drinks.

      August 5, 2013

  • Robert D.

    I'm biased, but it was awesome.

    August 5, 2013

  • Gagan G.

    Damn can't make it really was looking forward to this.. Please can anyone pass the slides or video... Would be great thanks

    August 5, 2013

    • Robert D.

      My slides will be available after the talk. And I'll be at the next meetup if you have any questions.

      1 · August 5, 2013

    • Gagan G.

      That's awesome thank you

      August 5, 2013

  • Jason J.

    So sorry guys, I'm not going to be able to make it. I've got a bad back and it's really bothering me today.

    August 5, 2013

    • Robert D.

      Get better Jason, and take it easy!

      August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry last minute change in plans. Please do distribute the slides

    August 5, 2013

  • Jason J.

    I'm really disappointed I'm going to miss the presentation. :(

    Will there be slides to send out?

    August 5, 2013

  • Alex C.

    Metro instructions: there are *4* tunnels at friendship heights. Take the second from the right. Then take the escalator to 2 Wisconsin circle as soon as you exit the metro. Then take the elevator to the 10th floor.

    August 5, 2013

  • Alex C.

    Hey all, please note the new location. Very easy to access from the Frienship Heights metro station on the Red Line.

    1 · August 5, 2013

    • Alex C.

      @Sparkles Yeah probably a good spot for after too

      August 5, 2013

    • David H.

      dang. Just missed you aclark. :(

      August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there parking or do you recommend taking the metro?

    August 4, 2013

    • Robert D.

      Based on the change of venue, head to the Friendship Heights metro!

      August 5, 2013

    • Oscar O.

      There is an underground parking lot (I don't know the rate) at the chevy chase pavilion

      August 5, 2013

  • Frederick Boyd J.

    I can't make it to Chevy Chase tonight.

    August 5, 2013

  • Omar A.

    Planning on attending but I will have to leave around 8 (dinner plans). I'll try not to knock over too many chairs/people/stacks of dishes in the process.

    August 4, 2013

  • K S

    I am out of town but I'm very interested in the talk. Is it possible to share the slides with us after the meetup?

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • Peter

    This is my first Python meetup. I'm looking forward to it!

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • Robert D.

    1776 is a great venue. Looking forward to seeing everyone there on Monday night!

    August 1, 2013

  • Justin J.

    Looking forward to the talk.

    1 · July 25, 2013

    • Robert D.

      See you next week Justin

      July 30, 2013

  • Sai P.

    looking forward to attend first python meet up in DC area

    1 · July 27, 2013

    • Robert D.

      Looking forward to seeing you there Sai!

      July 30, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Booo, out of town that night. :-(

    July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'll be there for the first time

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Robert D.

      That's awesome Ramon! I'm sure you'll find the group as I did - very welcoming.

      July 24, 2013

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