There will be Data: Scraping the Web with Python

Speaker: Andrew Collier

Track: Data Science

Type: Talk

Room: Marathon

Time: Oct 11 (Fri), 09:45

Duration: 0:45

Web scraping is an essential weapon for every Data Scientist to have in their arsenal. Whether you're creating a new dataset from scratch or augmenting an existing dataset, there are reams of data available to be harvested.

In this practical talk I'll show how to use CSS to isolate the relevant portions of a web page and then demonstrate how to use BeautifulSoup to retrieve the associated data.