Web inspector for complex scrapes

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Eric Sagara of Big Local News
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 4:30pm
  • Location: M102
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This workshop focuses on more complex scraping problems from grabbing the data behind an interactive map to navigating an ASP website. Rather than focus on how to accomplish this in a particular programming language, this class will show you how to use the web inspector to get the information you need to build an efficient scraper. Some hints on how to accomplish this using either Python or Ruby will be provided.

Speaker Bios

  • Eric is a Senior Data Reporter for Big Local News at Stanford University. Before that he was on the data team at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. He also has been a News Applications Fellow at ProPublica and a data reporter at the Newark Star Ledger. 

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