Python: Let's scrape a website

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Brad Heath of USA TODAY Network
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 5:00pm
  • Location: River Oaks A
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This session will show you how to use the Python programming language to scrape data from websites.

This session is good for people who already know some basic Python syntax (data types, if/else statements, for loops, etc.). We recommend that you attend the Python 101 session or have equivalent experience before coming to this class. Experience with HTML is a plus but not necessary.

Speaker Bios

  • @bradheath Brad Heath is the justice and investigations editor on USA TODAY’s Washington desk. His work includes investigations of wrongdoing by federal prosecutors and air pollution, and helped prompt the U.S. Justice Department to free at least 35 people from federal prison. Before joining USA TODAY, he was a reporter for The Detroit News and The (Binghamton, N.Y.) Press & Sun-Bulletin. He is a member of the Virginia bar.

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