Developer 2011 - Current
Develop systems to crawl high volumes of data from sources across the web; analysing and making the data set searchable to clients. My specific projects have included the monitoring of social networks VKontakte and Twitter-like Chinese social networks Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo. Outside of crawling I have worked on tools to improve Unicode support of Sphinx deployments and a host of backend system tools. Technologies used include PHP, MySQL, Sphinx, Unicode, social network APIs including YouTube, VKontakte, Sina and Tencent Weibo & more.