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Friday, October 9 • 17:30 - 18:30
Data Track: Python for Scraping 2

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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.

 


Speakers
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Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is editor of Kaas & Mulvad (founded 2007), who specializes in finding news and patterns in complex data and presenting the results online. Tommy has many years of experience from a number of Danish media and from training Data Journalism, including as lecturer at the Journalism... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

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