Learn Data Science: Intro to Web Scraping with Python

Organized by Galvanize Phoenix
Galvanize, Phoenix
Feb 4th 2019
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Description:Web scraping is the process of extracting data from websites. Some data that is available on the web is presented in a format that makes it easier to collect and use it, for example in the form of downloadable comma-separated values (CSV) datasets that can then be imported in a spreadsheet or loaded into a data analysis script. Often however, even though it is publicly available, data is not readily available for reuse. 

There are a variety of ways to scrape a website to extract information for reuse. In its simplest form, this can be achieved by copying and pasting snippets from a web page, but this can be unpractical if there is a large amount of data to be extracted, or if it spread over a large number of pages. Instead, specialized tools and techniques can be used to automate this process, by defining what sites to visit, what information to look for, and whether data extraction should stop once the end of a page has been reached, or whether to follow hyperlinks and repeat the process recursively. 

Schedule:6:15 - 6:45 - Eat, Meet, & Greet6:30 - 6:45 - Galvanize Tour (optional)6:45 - 7:00 - Introduction / Announcements7:00 - 8:00 - Intro to Web Scraping8:00 - 8:15 - Questions...

More Upcoming Free Events:Galvanize Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GalvanizeHQ/)Galvanize Eventbrite (http://galvanizephoenix.eventbrite.com)Learn to Code Phoenix Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/ltcphx/)Learn Data Science Phoenix Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/ldsphx/)

Speaker:Chris Huie (https://www.linkedin.com/in/phoenixtechnerd/) is the Galvanize Phoenix evangelist. You can usually find him around town at local meetups or working the overnight shift at hackathons. When he isn't supporting the Phoenix dev and data science communities you can usually find him chilling with his English Bulldog writing Python or JavaScript.

About Galvanize:

Galvanize is a premier institution for learning software engineering and data science in Phoenix and technical cities across the country. We immerse our students in full-time and part-time education for those looking to get into the software engineering or data science fields. Prior knowledge and effort on your part are expected but as a technology community, we are truly here to support you on your journey to learn. 

Want to learn more about Galvanize's data science and software engineering programs in Phoenix? (https://www.galvanize.com/courses/request-info)

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