[Pdx-pm] Aug meeting *tonight* - Jeff Griffin

Joshua Keroes jkeroes at eli.net
Wed Aug 13 14:21:53 CDT 2003

Bonus: we may have a surpise followup lecture. Come and find out!


Jeff Griffin of Powells City of Books
Tonight, Wednesday, 13 August 2003, 6:30-?

This is a man who munges some serious data for a living. Have you ever
wondered where all the book listings, the pictures, the everything
that www.powells.com displays come from? Here's a hint: everywhere.
Jeff scrapes the web and funnels various data formats (XML, CSV, Excel
etc.) and images into MySQL for product pages. Next Weds he'll tell us
how he does it. Here's a hint: Perl.

Thanks to Thomas Keller and his department's monetary donation, we have
a shiny new location this month, a lab with Macs, PCs, and
wireless-connectivity for the laptop-enabled among us:

Room #122 (downstairs)
Biomedical Info Communication Center (the BICC)
Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU)

Snacks and drink will be provided, paid for by t-shirt funds.

Location notes:

    * The BICC is building 17 on the campus map. [1] 
    * Free parking in lot 83 just up the hill and across the street, behind the OHSU Auditorium.
    * Follow the directions on OHSU's directions page [2]


[1] http://www.ohsu.edu/about/campusmap.html
[2] http://www.ohsu.edu/about/directions.shtml

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