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ADVICE ONLY! Re: Project Management for programming (web scrape/data manipulation/automated betting)

I need some advice to manage a project that I am undertaking. It would be advice for the project manager (myself).

I will hire upto 3 programmers to perform 3 separate and modular tasks.

1. I want to scrape information from betting websites automatically and compile them similarly to ([login to view URL]). (So far it seems like Python/beautiful soup is ideal for this). I need to access information quickly at times - refreshing at tight intervals.

This does not always have to be the case, so perhaps some refresh settings could be built in for different processes of the program?

It is a problem for a website to receive many refresh requests?

How often do websites change the way they display data? (how safe is the script(?) that scrapes data from changing in the future?)

2. With this information compiled, I want to manipulate the data that has been compiled automatically and create a set of bets according to criteria. There will be some risk management measures in this process, it will fit a model to the data and it will create a set of bets to take.

(I was thinking that excel/VBA will be best for this process as strategies will be added in the future as well as risk analysis and model analysis)

Can VBA automatically process the scraped odds data as it is compiled? Will it be able to perform these calculations quickly, efficiently e.t.c.?

3. When the conditions for betting are met, the bets should be sent to the betting sites. This involves connecting the output of excel/VBA to betting sites/betfair. (unsure of how this should go).

Is this as simple as finding the bets that have been created accurately and sending them to a betting site?

What program would be used for this?

I need to know if Python (beautiful soup) and excel/vba are the best ways to do this or if there are other recommendations.

What are the things I should consider in making a decision?

I need future programmers to see what is going on clearly and to also possibly fix something if it goes wrong.

I need somebody to ask me a bunch of questions so that I know what I do not know. I also need them to go over my proposition after I have made it so that it makes sense for them.

I think that it should take around an hour of somebodies time, perhaps 2 but I would like things well thought out and explained, a list of questions for me, and a review or two.

If I come back for more information we can negotiate more time.

Skills: Data Mining, Python, Software Architecture, Software Testing, Web Scraping

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Project ID: #18577849

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bestit4u

Hi, sir. I am talented betting expert. I have built many betting scraper and auto betting bot for betfair, williamhill, bet365, bwin, pinnacle, betfair, marathon, 10bet and etc.. And I have worked with betburger, sur More

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mohankumarelec

Hi, I am an expert in Automated betting and web scraping . I have worked with scraping data from top bookmakers in UK and AUS, like [login to view URL], [login to view URL],[login to view URL], etc... I am ideal for this , because i More

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LonnyEachus

Hi. I have scraped website data into databases for a living, for many years now. I think I'm probably your guy. (I am also doing that -- but not for a betting site -- for someone else in Australia right now.) I a More

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EnriqueBet

Hi! My name is Enrique. I am a Python Developer with wide experience in web scrapping using: Selenium, Beautiful Soup, Scrappy and urlrequestlib. I also have experience formatting Excel data using openpyxl for a former More

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mikenru1

Hi! I am experienced developer and have developed complicated systems (avionics, railway control, industrial automation) for around 10 years. Let's discuss your needs, looks like I will be able to answer your questions More

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Capitan0Trueno

MS Excel advanced expert. 30 years experience in MS Excel. VBA programming. Data mining and analysis, stochastic simulation, discrete event simulation, Excel Solver, genetic algorithms, neural networks and other advanc More

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fpirzada

Hi I'm Farhan. I have been working on python for a long time. I made several web automation project with python. already working on the same thing. https://www.freelancer.com/projects/php/Google-Chrome-Extension More

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iamitpkumar

Hello Sir, I hope you are doing well, I've carefully read the requirements that you have mentioned. All the requirements will be fully satisfied by us and you will be updated about the project at each stage of ongoin More

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rusoft20000

Hello! I can help in this project! I have worked as a programmer for over 20 years. Last years I have been working on the stack of .NET technologies. Most of my freelance projects are done on Upwork. I have e More

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