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ScraperWiki and Enemy Images

This is a guest blog post by Elizaveta Gaufman, a researcher and lecturer at the University of Tübingen. The theme of my PhD dissertation is enemy images in contemporary Russia. However, I am not only interested in the governmental rhetoric which is relatively easy to analyse, but also in the way enemy images are circulating on […]

Digitally enhanced social research

Guest post by Dr Rebecca Sandover. The continued expansion of social media activity raises many questions of how this ever-changing digital life spreads ideas and how ‘contagious’ online events arise. Exeter University’s Contagion project has been running since September 2013, funded by the UK Economics and Social Research Council to explore how such events spread […]

Hi, I’m Sophie

Hi, my name is Sophie Buckley, I’m an AS student studying Computing, Maths, Physics and Chemistry who’s interested in programming, games, art and reading. I’m also the latest in a line of privileged ScraperWiki interns and although my time here has been tragically short, the ScraperWiki team have done an amazing job in making every […]

Hi, I’m Sean

My name is Sean Duffy, and I’m an intern at ScraperWiki! I’ve just finished sixth form and in around a month’s time I’ll be starting my degree in Computer Systems and Software Engineering at the University of York. As well as programming, in my spare time I also enjoy electronics, reading and building/flying quadcopters. When […]

Hi, I’m Steve

Hi, I’m Steve and I’m the most recent addition to ScraperWiki’s burgeoning intern ranks. So, how exactly did I end up here? Looking at ScraperWiki’s team page, you can see that scientists working here is a common theme. I’m no different in that regard. Until recently, I was working as a university scientific researcher (looking at new […]

Hello, I’m Ed

Last week, Pete wrote his welcome post announcing he was the new guy. Not strictly true as I am the real new guy! Actually, Pete and I started on the same day and there are two other new starters you will be hearing about soon, so we are both old news! Unlike some of the […]

Hi, I’m Peter

.. and I’m the new guy. I’ve just completed my PhD in particle physics on the ATLAS experiment at CERN. I loved the physics (because “searching for extra dimensions of space” sounds so cool!) but after 8 years I decided I wanted to do something different. At heart, I’m a programmer and a hacker who […]

Hi, I’m Matthew Hughes

Hello! My name is Matthew Hughes, and I am Scraperwiki’s newest intern, where I will be working predominantly on product and tools alongside the likes of Chris Blower and David Jones. Currently, I’m reading Computing at Liverpool Hope University, where I am about to enter my second year of study. When I’m not hammering out […]

Hi, I’m Paul

Hi! I’m the latest member of ScraperWiki, joining the Data Science team this week. Data Science is a fascinating new direction for me, being “officially” an Electronic Engineer. I’ve spent the last couple of years in a large company hammering out fast C++ and trying (unsuccessfully) to convert everyone to Python. But what really excites […]