Web Scraping Crash Course! With Python and Scrapy

Short Talk at 3:21 pm

APIs are a great way to consume publicly accessible data. But what do you do when there's no API? Enter web scraping: a way you can harvest data out of the same HTML documents you look at in your web browser.

We'll talk about:

  • What is web scraping?
  • What is Scrapy and why should you use it?
  • How to scrape data from HTML elements in a web page

Source code for the example project in the talk will be available!

Presented by

James Walters