Missions Write a bot for this dataset: 'Financ...

Write a bot for this dataset: 'Finance Licences (Various) - Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation and Supervision of Financial Market and Financial Organizations'

Briefing

Your mission is to write a bot (some code) to transform a website into open data

This is the site in question: http://www.afn.kz/?switch=eng&docid=480

This is one for people with technical skills - specifically coding in Ruby or Python (other languages are in the pipeline)

Example

This is the website, that contains a link to an Excel Spreadsheet with the data.

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This is an example from the Excel Spreadsheet, extract the data and assign field names as cleanly as possible. Here is some example output for the screenshot below:

{"company_name": "RBS (Kazakhstan), JSC", "company_address": "36/2, Al-Farabi Av., Almaty, 050040", "state_registration": "#875-1900-JSC (ИУ)", "license_renewals": ["05/28/2001. #155", "04/26/2006. #177", "08/14/2008 #337", "license_number": "#225", "license_granted": "08/14/2008", "currency_category": "national & foreign currency"]}
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Here's how we suggest you go about it:

  1. Start by clicking 'Accept this mission' on this page. Don't worry, you can always give up if you can't finish it.
  2. You'll write the scraper using our "Turbot" framework. Head over to the Turbot website to and click "Start contributing" to read a getting started guide.
  3. If you have any questions, whether they are technical or about the data, get in touch and ask!
  4. When you think you've written a suitable bot, submit it for review using the Turbot command line tool.
  5. Once we've checked over the data, we'll either tell you if anything needs to be fixed or we'll accept the bot which means your mission will be complete!
Still not sure? Don't worry!

Whilst this does require you to be able to code, its probably not as hard as you think. Take a look at our example bots to get a feel for what's required.



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