My real name is Steve Spagnola and I started this journey as a freelance software engineer in 2019, helping clients collect much needed third party data over APIs. Although I found the data aspects exciting, due to the nature of working with so many different third-party APIs, the actual scraping involved writing boring, messy and constantly changing Python scripts.
But after doing this work for more and more clients, I realized there were a lot of common patterns in the scraping scripts I was writing. Instead of charging by the hour to write these scripts to do basically the same thing, I wondered if I could instead build a self-service platform to put myself out of a job!
And that's the platform you see here today - enabling hundreds of customers all over the world to gain the same benefits of data scraping I was providing to clients, but at a fraction of the cost and at the click of a button. No custom software needed... unless you want to use the Stevesie API, which is cool too!
I offer paid consulting calls to discuss your specific project in great detail! If interested, please schedule a consultation.
I'm here in New York City if you were curious!
Right now it's just me (100% self-funded), but if you'd like to help I may begin hiring in 2021, so be sure to check back later.
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