This is for an academic research project (joint with Columbia Business School in New York, and INSEAD business school in France).
* Experience with YouTube Data API
* Experience with MySQL
We need a programmer to write code (whichever language you prefer - python, PHP, etc) to pull lots of data from YouTube using the YouTube Data API (user profile data, video data, social networking data), parse it, keep the relevant fields for our research, and then store it in a database (MySQL or similar database that can be accessed via a web interface will do).
Will first need to write a script to get a list of YouTube user IDs and then get data on each of the user IDs (or a sample of them). We want to get new data for each sampled user each day. As many users as possible and the same users each day - how many will depend on how long each run takes (each run will have to get user info, video info, social networking info related to each user in the list). Want to organize database so that a new row for each user is added to database every time.
Once the code for these tasks is set up then we are fine to run things ourselves. No administration is needed.
Setting up the MySQL database will also be needed - we will pay the fees for the hosting service, etc and let you set everything up.