import.io: Web scraping without coding

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Megan Luther of InvestigateTV; Nils Mulvad of Kaas & Mulvad
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 11 at 11:30am
  • Location: Denver II
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

import.io allows you to convert data from the internet into a structured useable table. This data can then be used to analyze trends, build leads and news stories. Extracting data gives you ultimate control. The class centers around extracting data from the web followed by manipulating and using that data. We will use import.io to gather the data and then use programs such as Google Sheets and Excel to manipulate and use the data.

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Speaker Bios

  • Megan Luther is an investigative producer with InvestigateTV, Gray Television's national investigative team. Previously, she was IRE's Senior Training Director and a data analyst for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Megan, mother of two, works remotely in South Dakota. @MeganLuther

  • Nils Mulvad is partner and CEO at Kaas & Mulvad. He is specialized in getting data by extracting websites, negotiating, using FOI-requests and scraping. He started using scrapers in 2004 and have all the years mainly worked with Kapow, Helium Scrapers, Import.io and python-scrapers. Nils analyzes data - looking for patterns and the most interesting conclusions to be drawn out of data. He has trained journalists and others in data for more than 20 years. @nmulvad

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  • import.io: Web scraping without coding
    import.io allows you to convert data from the internet into a structured useable table. This data can then be used to analyze trends, build leads and news stories. Extracting data gives you ultimate control. The class centers around extracting data from the web followed by manipulating and using that data. We will use import.io to gather the data and then use programs such as Google Sheets and Excel to manipulate and use the data.