Web scraping and data mining shouldn't require another degree to perform. However, in presentation after presentation we're given the impression that both of these require a huge degree of technical prowess to do and do correctly. This couldn't be farther from the truth.While it is true that modern programing languages including Python and R allow us to create highly customized solutions for scraping and mining data, the fact of the matter is that for many tasks, you don't need to be one of those “technical” people.
I'm happy to announce our upcoming Web Scraping and Data Mining online course. Over 8 weeks you'll learn:
- How to use a set of freely available tools to gather and mine data from the web
- Obtain data from web APIs including Twitter and LinkedIn
- Use Python to create custom web scrapers and analyze the data you gather
This course is for anyone who would identify themselves as a data analyst, data scientist, programmer or software developer. No technical experience is necessary.
On December 8th at 1PM EST I'll be hosting a free information session on the course. In this session I’ll give you more details on what you’ll learn during the course, and answer any questions you have. After that you can determine if you'd like to apply for one of the 10 available spots for the course.
Sign up today for the free Web Scraping and Data Mining course information session. I look forward to seeing you on December the 8th!