Web scraping with Python (Sunday) *pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Geoff Hing of APM Reports; Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 10 at 9:00am
  • Location: Coral Cove - conference level
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Skill level: Beginner/intermediate

If you need data that's trapped on a website, writing some code to scrape the page could be your solution. This entry-level class will show you how to use the Python programming language to harvest information from websites into a data file. We'll introduce you to the command line and show you how to write enough code to fetch, parse and analyze web content.

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

Workshop prerequisites: This class is programming for beginners. Some basic familiarity with HTML and Python is helpful but not required.

Speaker Bios

  • Geoff is a data reporter with APM Reports whose reporting has focused on voting rights and policing. He is interested in emergent forms of journalism and multidisciplinary, collective practice.

  • Andrea Suozzo is the data editor at Seven Days newspaper in Vermont. She works with reporters to develop data-driven stories, creates data visualizations for stories and builds bots and databases to support newsgathering.

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