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Scrapping with Ruby for Beginners (marketing tool)

  • Inspire9 41 Stewart Street Richmond, Melbourne Australia (map)

Description

What we’ll learn

  1. Understand what a scraper by scraping information from websites

  2. Understand how ruby can help you scrape and how the process of scraping

Through this Workshop, we’ll be able to understand what a scraper is and how we use it by using:

Ruby, The ruby gem Nokogiri & CSV to store the info. Our challenges:

  1. Open the website

  2. Load the content of the page

  3. Filter what you want

  4. Save it

Prerequisites:

Ideally, you have already done the Ruby Workshop that we ran the night before.

What to bring?

  • Bring your laptop fully charged

  • Install Google Chrome or Firefox

  • Install Sublime Text (https://www.sublimetext.com/3)

  • Ideally, have Ruby installed on your computer: https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/documentation/installation/