David Petersen talks about screenscraping
David Petersen, a former OSU student that interned at Cloudkick over the summer as a web developer, will be coming down to give a tutorial on screenscraping. For those who don't know, screenscraping is the art of pulling information from the web via HTTP requests and generally parsing the HTML with regex. The talk will most likely be in Python.
In the past, he has screenscraped the OSU class registration website, a CSACS Java applet for NET, and worked on soundcloud-dl, a Python Soundcloud API. Screenscraping is an art, and it is quite easy to get a hang of in Python once you've done it a few times so come and learn!
When: November 15th, 6 PM to 8 PM
Where: Dearborn 212