TAMUhack's Localhost: Web Scraping in College Station!

Localhost Python 2: Web Scraping

Thursday November 12, 2020
7:45PM to 9:00PM CST
Event is hosted online

Event Description

Welcome to MLH Localhost

Localhost is a great way to build your tech skills and hang out with the hacker community. If you'd like to attend the workshop all you need to do is register on this page and check the page again an hour before the event begins. You'll find the link to the Zoom as well as a bunch of resources for the workshop!

In the second workshop in this Python series, participants will learn how to use data cleaning techniques to improve the data set they retrieved from Twitter using regular expressions.

Powered by Capital One

We've partnered with the Basic TrAIning program from Capital One to bring you this workshop. Capital One is one of the largest banks in America and handles immensely complex financial transactions and their technology team is at the core of all of that.

Requirements / Prerequisites

No special software is necessary. Computers that can connect to the internet are all that’s required! The latest version of Google Chrome is the preferred browser for this workshop, but it’s not required.

Who can attend?

Locations have different requirements for who can attend. This location is open to the following:


Web scraping is an extremely useful tool to collect large amounts of already available data to use in your programs and hackathons. Learn the basics of web scraping using Python in this workshop event!

This workshop will be held via Zoom on Thursday, November 12th, and hosted by Dylan Theriot- a junior computer science student at Texas A&M, and Yashas Salankimatt- a junior computer engineering student at Texas A&M.

Links & Resources

Workshop Code - Data Cleaning

This Glitch project contains the source code for the workshop. The link is available on the registration page after you check in.

Unlocked when checked in.
Participant Slides - Data Cleaning

The link to the presentation we'll be presenting today that you'll need to complete the workshop

Unlocked when checked in.

Hosted by

Dylan Theriot and 2 others

One of the largest annual hackathons in Texas, hosted at Texas A&M University!