GovHack 2017

  • Posted on: 5 August 2017
  • By: Ryoma Ohira

Friday 3pm, Cailen and I had a discussion regarding the difficulties around obtaining an API key for Instagram and whether it was possible to work around the restrictions. On a whim, I decided to have a look and try and scrape the information which proved to be easy enough. After talking about whether the information would be useful for the Big Data group, we realised that it might be fairly easy to develop a scraper to store all the data. We also remembered that GovHack was starting in 2hrs and so, our entry was formed.