Max Kanter
MIT Web Finger

Created: Spring 2012

Technology: javascript, python, flask

Description: Finding people in the MIT web directory is hard. All the information is there, but you can only search by last name, full name, and email address. To solve this problem, I scraped all 30,000 people associated with MIT and indexed the ~4,000 undergrads by every possible category. As a result, you are able to effectively find someone with numerous pieces of incomplete information e.g freshmen, in this dorm, majoring in Biology whose name starts with an S.

Additional Info: This project also spawned another hack where I used the information I had scraped to print out a flyer advertising a party I was hosting to every undergrad at MIT