Beautiful Soup, Data Science for Good, and Grasping GraphQL
For December, we will have a lightning talk and two full talks:
- The Insider Scoop to Beautiful Soup - Doug Purcell (lightning talk)
- Using Python and Data Science for Social Good - Chris Brousseau
- Grasping GraphQL with Python - Ahsan Zhahid
There's something for everyone! Come join us!
Note that the meeting is again a week early, due to the holidays.
LinkedIn, Unify Meeting Room 950 W. Maude Ave, Sunnyvale.
- 7:00 pm Food and Announcements
- 7:10 pm Talks start
- 8:30 pm Networking
- 9:00 pm Event ends
Lightning talk: The Insider Scoop to Beautiful Soup
Web parsing is a sweet skill to have due to its tremendous application of use. In e-commerce it can be used to monitor competitor's prices, lawyers to find previous judgment of similar cases, recruiters to hunt for qualified candidates, web portals to aggregate news, PhDs for academic research, and digital marketers to synthesize data from social media profiles...that’s just scratching the surface! Let’s learn how to parse data using the free and powerful Beautiful Soup library. This is a 5-minute lightening talk so we’ll move fast, but at the end you should learned how to parse a HTML website for precise data.
To get the most value out of this presentation:
- Install PyCharm: http://bit.ly/2zW4wbK
- Install BeautifulSoup4 library: http://bit.ly/2EkcpdO
- Look over the GitHub to the presentation and download the sample HTML file: http://bit.ly/2Lk26Is
Speaker bio: Doug Purcell is an indie software engineer and publisher located in SoCal. He enjoys software engineering, demystifying seemingly complicated subjects, and checking out cool tech offices in the bay area. He recently published a book "Become a Python Developer" that turns newbies into skilled Python developers.
Full talk #2: Grasping GraphQL with Python
GraphQL is a query language that lets web clients more efficiently ask for data from servers. It's also a whole lot of fun! I'll be going over the basics of GraphQL, and building out a simple but informative example using Python GraphQL tools.
Speaker bio: Ahsan Zhahid is a software developer native to the bay area. He's been a web developer until recently indulging in a childhood passion for mobile development.