What is pyvideo.org
pyvideo.org is an index of Python-related videos on the Internet. For the most part, it's a collection of videos from Python-related conferences. Saw a session you liked and want to share it? It's likely you can find it, watch it, and share it with pyvideo.org.
I posted the videos for EuroPython 2011 last night. Many thanks to N who pulled together metadata for the conference. That saved me gobs of time.
I want to work on EuroPython 2012 next. I've pulled all the data in the YouTube channel, however, the description and speaker data isn't easily available. Best I can find is https://ep2012.europython.eu/p3/schedule/ep2012/ which isn't in a form I can do much with.
I could really use some help! I need someone to either find a conference organizer and ask them for the data in some easy-to-parse format or scrape it. If possible, a JSON format would be great, but I can do any format that has a parser in the Python stdlib, database dumps, and probably other formats as well.
The key pieces of information I need are these:
- title (this lets me match it up to the YouTube data I already have)
- list of speakers
- summary (short summary about the talk---sometimes called abstract)
- description (longer-form description of the talk)
- language the talk is in (English? Italian? ...)
- everything is in utf-8
- summary and description are marked up in HTML
If you can help, please email me at willkg at bluesock dot org.
Update: Omar sent me an XML file with all the EuroPython 2012 metadata. I'm pretty sure I'm all set now. Thank you Omar!