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Building A Simple Web Scraper (Bozeman)

Rob Lund is going to go over how to build a simple web scraper. These types of programs can be used for all kinds of cool things, pulling data from sites without an API, creating a pseudo-RSS feed, command line web tools, etc. This will be using Ruby and a couple simple libraries, but prior knowledge of Ruby is not necessary to understand how it works. In fact, these simple scripts could be the perfect way to get started messing around with Ruby. We'll have a cooler full of frosty beverages. Bring your questions and ideas.

If you have trouble finding us, please call Rob @[masked]

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  • Wes

    This video is now uploaded to our Vimeo group and is currently being processed. Please allow a couple hours for it to be playable. Thanks!

    March 27, 2014

  • Barrett G.

    Rob, sorry I missed this -- well, not rally sorry: was off on a ski/hike trip. But if there's a video posted, I'll definitely be watching it.

    March 20, 2014

  • Wes

    Excellent, just enough detail, easy to understand examples for non-Rubyists.

    March 14, 2014

  • Philip D.

    I need to get my sorry butt in for this.

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Jon M.

    Darn... I'll be out of town again. Third in a row that I won't be able to make it to.

    February 26, 2014

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