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Friday, October 9 • 16:00 - 17:00
Data Track: Python for Scraping 1

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An introduction to webscraping with Python: This two-part, hands-on workshop will teach basic newsroom programming concepts using the Python language. We'll cover how to deconstruct a common reporting task -- gathering a table of data from a public website -- and assemble a solution from useful Python libraries that you can use again and again.

Prerequisites: Attendees should be familiar with HTML and the command line and be comfortable with databases and SQL. If you've ever written a string function in Excel ("=left(A2,5)"), you'll be fine.

Python has to be installed at your laptop before the training. Somebody can help you at the “Data Pub” on Thursday.


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Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas og Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is a datajournalist, analyst, trainer and co-founder of Kaas & Mulvad, a private company founded in 2007. He was co-founder of DICAR – the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting. He has a background in journalism and has previously worked as an assistant managing editor. | Twitter: @tbkaas
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Tom Meagher

Deputy Managing Editor, The Marshall Project
Tom Meagher is the deputy managing editor of the Marshall Project, a nonprofit, non-partisan news organization covering crime and justice in America. A veteran reporter and editor, he previously led an interactive team for the Digital First Media newspaper chain and was the data editor at the Newark Star-Ledger. His first reporting job was covering night cops for a small daily paper in Kansas. You can find him on Twitter at @ultracasual.

Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

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