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

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Cody Winchester of IRE and NICAR
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 9 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Salon 3
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

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.

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

Speaker Bios

  • Cody Winchester has been a watchdog reporter, data specialist and web developer for daily newspapers in South Dakota, Nebraska and Texas. Before joining IRE as a training director in April 2017, he was a news applications specialist at the Austin American-Statesman.

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