Web scraping 101: Harvesting data with Python **pre-registration required

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Cody Winchester of IRE and NICAR
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Jun. 25 at 9:00am
  • Location: Pinnacle Peak 1
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Need a spreadsheet but the information only exists on a web page? Learn how to scrape the data and build it yourself.

This intro-level class will show you how to use the programming language Python to scrape simple web pages. We'll introduce you to the command line and show you how to write enough code to fetch, parse and analyze content from the web.

With the basics of Python under you belt after this three-hour course, you'll have a solid grounding for all your future scraping adventures.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited. Laptops will be provided for the training.

Workshop prerequisites: None

 

NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

Speaker Bios

  • Cody is a training director at Investigative Reporters & Editors. Before joining IRE, he worked at newspapers in Texas, Nebraska and South Dakota.

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