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CAT CLAWS: SCRAPING THE WEB WORKSHOP
November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree - $25
Where do you turn for information? The Web, of course! But in order to efficiently collect and manipulate that information — mine, reformat, analyze, and save it for later use — you need to “scrape the web” with a computer program. The Python programming language provides tools for scraping information from the Internet using the Beautiful Soup package. And some sites make it even easier for programmers to grab data using an API (Application Programmer Interface). You’ll learn both of these tools in this workshop for beginning programmers.
- Basic programming structures in Python
- Scraping information from a web site using Beautiful Soup
- Downloading data from a web site (using an API)
No prerequisite knowledge necessary.
About the instructor: Dr. Raghu Ramanujan is a professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science department. His research interests span multiple areas of artificial intelligence, including search, planning and machine learning.
CAT CLAWS workshops are interactive and grounded in project-based problem solving. You’ll work with real data and address real-world challenges with one of the most commonly used tools in Data Analytics.