Thursday 1:20 p.m.–4:40 p.m.
Introduction to Web (and data!) Scraping with Python
- Audience level:
- Python Libraries
This tutorial will aim to teach python developers the first steps of scraping the web. It will talk about three major scraping libraries and give interactive (read: we're writing code!) demonstrations of each of the libraries. Students will leave the tutorial with lots of bits of working scrapers for a few different types of sites as well as some form submission knowledge. There will also be some portions of going over best practices in terms of approaching web scraping as well as a word of caution regarding the legality of such practices. It will additionally talk about scraping data from other types of files like APIs, CSVs, XML responses and the like.
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