Landing speaking opportunities manually take a painful amount of time.
We built a scraper to find relevant Meetups to make it easier.
Only three simple steps. You don’t even need to know how to code. Just follow along! We will:
Download some code
Open the terminal ( on mac )
And enter the keyword we want to search!
Step 1: Download the code
Go to: https://github.com/dominickmalzone/meetup-scraper
Step 2: Get to the program via your terminal
Open Terminal (on mac).
Navigate to your downloads and cd into the scraper folder.
Mine looked like this: cd Downloads/meetup-scraper-master.
Notes:cd is a terminal command that lets you change folders, AKA Change Directory. This is the techy way of clicking folders in finder!
Step 3: Install a python package
This assumes you have python installed (All macs usually do, type which python in your terminal to check!).
Download the scraping magic! In terminal, type: sudo easy_install beautifulsoup4
Boom! We’re ready to start scraping.
If you want to use pip, “pip install beautifulsoup4”
Step 4: Run Scraper!
Fire it up! Type: python scrape.py.
Enter the keyword you want to scrape.
Retrieve the CSV of results in your current directory!
How to reach out
I’m an event organizer and it’s not easy finding good speakers. If you solve my problem, have the chops, and send me something like this, 9/10 times I will respond. Growth Hack: -You can use the Mail Merge feature (YesWare, MixMax, etc) to send many emails at once. If you can’t find their email, they have a VA send this message via Meetup.
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The name’s Houston Golden. I’m the Founder & CEO of BAMF ― a company I’ve grown from $0 (yes, really) to well over $4M in revenue over a span of 3 years. How did I do it? Well, it’s quite simple, really. I’ve helped hundreds of business owners and executives get major traction (because when they win, we win). I tell you how on this blog. Growth hacking is a state of mind. Follow along as I explore and expose the unknown growth strategies and tactics that will change the way you think about marketing.