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Thursday, August 22 • 10:00am - 11:50am
Webscraping 101 (2-hr workshop)

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Before data is stored in an Excel spreadsheet, it resides as HTML text on a website. Learn how to write a script to scrape data from a website and into a spreadsheet without copying + pasting. A hands-on workshop, attendees will first be introduced to basic scraper code before learning how to create a simple web scraper on scraperwiki.com from two computer science/journalism students who have used scrapers for both professional and personal projects.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAscraper

Location: Morgan 

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Frank Bi

Frank Bi graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in computer science. He serves as the student representative on the AAJA-Minnesota chapter board and was a Voices participant in 2011. He was an intern for The Chronicle of Higher Education this summer.
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Dan Hill

Dan Hill recently graduated from Northwestern University with degrees in journalism and computer science. He has participated in AAJA's JCamp and VOICES programs for student journalists and interned at The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Sacramento Bee. Dan thanks his AAJA mentors for their support!
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Albert Sun

The New York Times
Albert Sun works as a programmer and journalist for The New York Times Interactive News Team. Previously, he worked for The Wall Street Journal and co-founded a college media startup. Albert graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied economics and math.

Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00am - 11:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019