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Web Scraping with Python (bs4)
April 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This workshop explores a Python library that allows users to work with and analyze web-based data. The Beautiful Soup (bs4) python library enables users to pull data out of web pages made of HTML and XML. They can then use bs4 to search, categorize, and structure HTML and XML documents. Bs4 is relatively lightweight and easy to get up and running, and we will practice scraping popular websites like the New York Times. Though bs4 offers a beginner-friendly approach to web scraping, some basic familiarity with Python and HTML is highly encouraged.