Web scraping News Sites with Python

Network Mashup

 

There is more information on the Internet than any individual can absorb in a lifetime. What is needed is not merely access to that information, but a scalable way to collect, organize, and analyse it. 

Web scraping is a technique used to automatically access and extract large amounts of information from a website. 

This workshop will cover how to use the Python language to create a program that can automatically retrieve and process information from a range of news sites, and can save this data in a structured format. This approach opens up a world of possibilities in data mining, data analysis, statistical analysis, and much more. 

The workshop will take place on Microsoft Teams via the Silent Disco mode. This is an asynchronous event, this means that when attending, you will work through the tutorial at your own pace with an instructor available online to help you with any issues. 

This is an intermediate level event. Intermediate events explore specific aspects of the method (libraries, tools etc.) and offer more in-depth understanding of the course topics, without introducing the basics. Some previous knowledge is required to be able to follow the content. 

Those who have registered to take part will receive an email with full details and a link to join the session in advance of the start time. 

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