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Goal of this workshop

This workshop is intended to orient complete beginners to the fundamentals of web scraping. By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • describe what web scraping is
  • identify cases when web scraping may be useful
  • use one method to scrape content from the web


0:00 Setup and orientation
0:05 What is web scraping?
0:15 Understanding website structure
0:40 Data Miner activity
0:50 Exploring other tools and approaches
1:10 Jupyter activity
1:25 Discussion and Wrap-up