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Friday, September 15 • 16:00 - 18:00
Using Huginn for Easy and Powerful Open-Source Web Automation

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http://albertsun.github.io/huginn-newsroom-scenarios/ Huginn is a system for building agents that can automate many common web tasks. Think of it as an open source, more flexible version of IFTTT or a successor to Yahoo Pipes. It can let users quickly create simple bots or schedule and repeat routine tasks. The workshop will walk people through creating a few simple workflows for basic tasks in Huginn, and then brainstorm other tasks they may want to automate and provide tutoring on how to do those. At the end, can switch into how to deploy Huginn on participant's own machines and contribute code.

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Albert Sun

Assistant Editor, New York Times, News Platforms, The New York Times
Assistant Editor at The New York Times, working with our personalization team and our Global expansion team to adapt and internationalize our coverage. Thinking about cross overs between technologists and journalists.

Friday September 15, 2017 16:00 - 18:00 GMT-03
Sala Abasto Konex - Sarmiento 3131
  • timeSuggested 42978
  • skillsAndBackground Basic knowledge of HTML markup and ability to read and understand JSON files. More advanced users who wish to learn how to deploy or develop with the software should be familiar with the command line and either Ruby or JavaScript.
  • skillsAndBackgroundLevel Low
  • twitter albertsun
  • suggestedProfile Hackers & SoftwareDevelopers, Hacks & Journalists & Editors, Social Data Activists
  • requirements A room with a projector. Wifi for participants. Even if internet is not available, if the wifi network gives us the ability to work on a local network would be helpful.
  • expectedOutcome Attendees know how to use Huginn to perform simple web scraping or monitoring tasks and are excited to use it for more automation. More advanced users will have ideas for additional Agents they can contribute as code or be able to deploy the software to their own server.
  • Have you been in the Buenos Aire no
  • Do you participate in any commun yes
  • Tell us which is the community t Hacks / Hackers New York, and Open News
  • creator name Albert Sun
  • creator email Albert.Sun@nytimes.com