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LACUNY Emerging Technologies Committee

The LACUNY Emerging Technologies Committee is dedicated to collaborative exploration of technologies that further the CUNY libraries’ missions. Through workshops, hack days, demoes, and other meetings, CUNY librarians learn new skills from each other and cultivate a community of openness, sharing, and encouragement.


Web Scraping with Python Workshop

  • The LACUNY Emerging Technologies Committee is hosting an introductory workshop on web scraping using Python. Join us from 3-5pm on Thursday, October 22nd at the Graduate Center, room C196.05, where Susan Steinman will lead us through a hands-on demo of a web scraping project. Here’s a description of what will be covered:

    Intro to web scraping in Python

    Learn how to get information from the internet into your programs for data visualization, app development and more!

    Through this (very simple!) hands-on seminar, you’ll learn:
    · What web scraping is and why you might want to use it
    · How to access web pages with Python
    · How to parse web content

    · HTML basics
    · Importing libraries
    · Using the REPL to explore a code base

    Please bring a laptop if you can, since this will be a hands-on session. Also, if you’re bringing a Windows laptop, please arrive a bit early so that we can hopefully get you set up with a Python environment.

    Please RSVP to:

    Hope to see you there!
    Your Emerging Technologies Committee co-chairs,
    Julia Pollack and Mark Eaton

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