I’m a Software Developer with experience in 3D Design and Game Development and I have a short story to share. Ever since I was young I’ve always loved music, but I wasn’t content to just listen to it – I wanted to make music, so I started playing the drums and quickly fell in love with the creative process. Shortly after that I became an avid gamer, only to again realize I didn’t just want to play video games – I wanted to develop them. Next came my passion for software development. Once more I desired to be the creator as opposed to the end user of a product or software.
The point I’m trying to make is this: whether I’m playing music or writing code, I always get the same deep sense of self-satisfaction, that pushes me to think outside the box and create new worlds for people everywhere to explore. This is what pushed me to make the best of all my software projects without being afraid of unknown languages or even built my own microcontrollers.
Talk: Scraping Data from Websites
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.