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Alastair P. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 15, 2014

Alastair P.

Data retrieval, Web scraping, Large-scale analysis
   Canada
  |   Montreal, QC
  |  12:59 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $70

I'm a Masters student at McGill university in Montreal. I work as a Digital humanities researcher, specialising in Music. I'm interested in solutions to help people understand, store, and search for music and other humanities related data.

I can work with Java, Python, C++, or PHP as required, and have experience with database layers such as MySQL and Postgres. I also have experience with NoSQL systems such as Tokyo Tyrant, CouchDB, MongoDB, Solr. I know HTML, Javascript, and other web frontend technologies. I have used Hadoop for...

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Portfolio

A research project at McGill university, pairing images and text transcription of a...
http://ddmal.music.mcgill.ca/salzinnes/
Scrobbyl is a platform to record audio from a vinyl deck, perform audio fingerprinting...
http://evolver.fm/2010/10/17/boston-music-hack-day-scrobble-your-vinyl/
Pyroclastr automatically collects volcanic ash alerts issued by meteorological services...
http://pyroclastr.com
a library to access the http://musicbrainz.org webservice from python
https://github.com/alastair/python-musicbrainz-ngs

Skills (10)

Tested
Python
Python Programming Skills Test (Hands-on programming skills) (Python 2.5)
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C++
Java
Apache Solr
Linux
Linux Test
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Hadoop Map Reduce
LAMP
JSON
MySQL Administration
Javascript

Service Description

In the last 10 years I have worked in small 2-3 person teams, as well as large groups of developers writing bespoke applications for 200 users.

I have experience communicating directly with clients to determine their exact requirements for a project. I like to finalise most details before a project starts but I understand that requirements change and sometimes something will need to be altered. I try to get early prototypes to clients in order to minimise the amount of changes that might be needed at the end of a project.

I'm an active open source developer, with an interest in music-related applications. Many of my projects are available for download on my github account at http://github.com/alastair/


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Education

McGill University
Master of Arts (Music Technology)
2010 - 2013
University of Waikato
Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
- 2008

Keywords

java
python
web
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