Peter Szinek, MSc

Vienna University of Technology

Database and Artificial Intelligence Group

Favoritenstraße 9-11

1040 Wien

+43 (1) 58801 58427

peter@[this site].com


About me

I am a Ruby/Rails developer and enthusiast, researcher, blogger and recent Mac convert. My primary focus is web scraping/mining – I am the author of several articles on web scraping (one of them cited in Learning Ruby from O’Reilly) as well as Ruby’s perhaps most popular web-scraping framework, scRUBYt! (around 11,000 downloads to date) – but in general I love to hack on anything Ruby/Rails related. When I am not coding away, I am probably chilling with my daughter, playing squash, taking photos or just enjoying life!

Feel free to contact me with any questions at peter@[this site].com, connect with me through LinkedIn and if you think the stuff on this site helped you in some way, consider voting on me @ workingwithrails.

Research interests

Data Mining, Data Extraction and Integration, Semi-Structured Data, Knowledge Representation, Web2.0

Current positions

Ph.D. candidate at Databases and Artifical Intelligence group
Project assistant, Project NextWrap, FIT-IT Programme
Architect & Developer at liXto software GmbH


lixto   I have joined the company in 2001. Lixto is a web extraction and transformation software – in other words, it turns Web pages (HTML) into meaningful, structured data (XML), which is in turn tailored to our customer’s needs.
lixto   Participating since 2004. Fit-IT is an Austrian research programme that focuses on high-quality research in the area of information and communication technology. Project assistant of the NextWrap project – Next Generation Web Wrapper Technologies.

4 thoughts on “/usr/bin/whoami

  1. Hi Peter Szinek,
    I read your almost work. it is very good and useful for both as exp. and learner.
    some of your article very interesting and solved my problem. so thanks from me
    please carry on writing


  2. Güzel Sanatlara Haz?rl?k ve Tasar?m alan?nda gelece?in en önemli meslekleri aras?nda say?lan ?ç Mimarl?k, Grafik Tasar?m? ve Moda Tasar?m? Bölümlerinde iki y?l süren e?itim program?yla lise veya üniversite muzunu ki?ilerin kat?labilece?i Milli E?itim Bakanl??? onayl? bir Sertifika Program?d?r. Bu program? ba?ar? ile bitiren ö?renciler kazanm?? olduklar? M.E.B. Onayl? Sertifika ile tercih ettikleri alanlarda çal??ma imkan? bulabilmektedirler.


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