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Scraping Political Data - Web Hacking Techniques
Eyebeam
New York, NY
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Saturday Jun 22, 2013 1:00 PM - Sunday Jun 23, 2013 5:00 PM | $200.00


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Scraping Political Data - Web Hacking Techniques
This two-day workshop will introduce you to the basic philosophy behind transparency activism and how to accomplish it through the use of smart hacks over web platforms. Ownership, privacy and geopolitical use of data will be introduced through case histories of ethical and legal issues as well as an introduction of the main organizations and resources about Open Data.

You will learn the methodologies and mechanisms for exploring creative and unconventional uses of political data over the web. In addition, the workshop will introduce some practical tools, including simple software, coding, and other techniques and tricks to extract data from web servers.

Software that will be explored during the workshop:
iMacro, Fake, Scraperwiki, Beautiful Soup, Scrapy, etc.

Code that will be explored:
PHP, Phynton, Sql, JavaScript, DHTML, etc.

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Eyebeam (View)
540 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
United States


Categories

Arts > Visual
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Other > Political
Other > Technology
Arts

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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