Wendy is a software developer interested in the intersection of cybersecurity and data science. She’s involved in the NASA Datanauts program and participated in the SANS Women’s Academy, earning GIAC GSEC, GCIH, and GCIA certifications. She has masters degrees in computer science and library and information science from the University of Illinois.
Web Scraping Unleashed: Mastering Techniques for Data Harvesting
This talk offers a concise introduction to web scraping techniques using Python, focusing on automated data extraction from websites. Web scraping enables the systematic collection of web data for various purposes, including content aggregation, research, job hunting, social media analysis, and monitoring legal and compliance issues. It is also a valuable tool for preserving government data, as evidenced during Donald Trump's presidency when various government website data, such as climate change information and LGBTQ+ resources, were altered or removed. This comprehensive overview equips attendees with a versatile toolkit for extracting valuable web data.