In this class, you’ll learn how to automate time-consuming tasks using Python, such as gathering data from the internet. Whether your interests lie in social media, e-commerce, real estate, travel or government affairs, the ability to instantly collect up-to-date data across the web can be a big advantage.

Use Python code to grab precisely the data you want from a website. Along the way, you’ll learn how to write loops so that your web scraping code can process a large number of pages for you.

These fundamentals will be coupled with real-life examples of programs that can scrape valuable data from major websites. The class will also cover common pitfalls, how to run your programs on a regular schedule, and different formats for storing your scraped data.

This course is perfect for any programming beginner to become introduced to the powerful world of coding, and is a great fit for students with a clearly defined learning goal of using Python for web or software development. This course is included in our Data Science Certificate.

This course has a prerequisite

Knowledge equivalent to our Intro to Python Programming or Python for Data Science Immersive courses.