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Introduction to Scraping and Scrapy

PyLadies Remote

Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)

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Web scraping (web harvesting or web data extraction) is a computer software technique of extracting information from websites.  -- wiki


What you need?

 

  • A Gmail Account.

  • Cloud9 account.

  • Love for Python.

  • Internet Obviously. :)

  • Doubts, questions, drop them here.


What you will learn?

 

  • Installing Scrapy and anything that we need.

  • What is scraping?

  • Why Scrape at all?

  • What all you can scrape?

  • How to write a scraper?

  • Why Scrapy is awesome?

  • Why Scrapy is not that awesome?

  • What is xpath? Why they are so useful in scraping?

  • What all you have in Python World to Scrape?



You are a beginner in Python?

 

Yes?

 

Please join in. :)


No?

 

I promise you will learn something new and interesting. :)


 

Here's the link to the Google Hangout on Air https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c910brmmdui5vbhjns75sj9v48k. Tapasweni will be using this help chat https://tlk.io/pyladiesremote to answer your questions. Both links won't be active until about a half an hour before the class starts.

 



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