Tech sourcing! Always fun! If you are tired of seeing the same people, try looking in a different place online. What about Kubernetes / Container folks? You could always search local Meetup groups like this one:
1369 members! As long as you have a free Meetup account and are logged in, you can see their full name. But this could take a long time to source….#sadface. And there are only 10 results per page…#doublesadface. What to do? How about you use Meetup’s API? It’s free! There are many calls you can make, one of which is to extract all the members of a group:
The only field you need to worry about is the URL name which is:
Here is what the response looks like for one person:
Pretty cool, right? And here is the info for the first 200 people:
What a hot mess, right? But a quick copy n’ paste of the data into a free JSON to CSV convertor (like http://www.convertcsv.com/json-to-csv.htm) will take that ugly data and make it look pretty awesome:
Pretty awesome, right? All for the cost of zilch! Make sure you always try out API’s, there is a ton of information out there. Join us for the next SourceCon Bay Area event to find out even cooler ways to manipulate this data and enrich it.
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