Saturday 10th November, 2012
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Imagine that you're a bike enthusiast, or a reporter writing about cycling issues, and you'd like to know whenever a bike theft has been reported. You could call the police department every morning. But wouldn't you rather just get an email about the police report?
In this session, people will learn the basics of writing screen scrapers -- little bits of software that help you turn web pages into data you can use. Then we'll send the data into PANDA project, which lets you set up saved searches for your data.
That way, when new data arrives, the PANDA will email you!
People will leave with the ability to apply these skills to any beat where you can get data -- campaign finance, corporate filings, product recalls, the sky is the limit.
News Developer with @nprapps. Formerly with @pandaproject and @tribapps. Also made @hacktyler and #csvkit. Endeavoring to be silent. bio from Twitter
Editor, News Applications at Chicago Tribune. More at @tribapps. Project manager for @pandaproject. bio from Twitter
Django + journalism in Spokane, WA. I like web development, music, and good food & drink. bio from Twitter
Chief Nerd @KnightLab • Project lead @CensusReporter • Host, Conference of the Birds, WNUR-FM • Data Journalism • Civic Tech • Open Source bio from Twitter
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