Title: Scraping Data from Websites

Miguel Tannous

Target Audience: All skill levels

Time: 2:00PM - 2:50PM

Track: Web Dev

Room: 1206AB

In this talk I am going to show you how to scrape data from websites using the module BeautifulSoup. This talk assumes you know some basic python syntax and data modeling tools. After this talk you should be able to parse the data on a website and store whatever you need. There are different ways that we can scrape data from a website, throughout the process we will take care not to overburden the website and not scrape anything forbidden by the web server. We are going to use a public library for python called “Beautiful Soup”, this is a really good tool when we want to take some information from a site. With this we also are going to mention how can we store this data into a CSV and Json file.