Web Scraping Crash Course! With Python and Scrapy
talk time TBD
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!