We've got something extra special cooked up for you this month: an introduction to scraping, featuring two of the country's foremost scraping experts! (But really though.) Jackie Kazil, a Presidential Innovation Fellow and PyLadies founder, and Thomas Levine, a data artist formerly of ScraperWiki, are going to teach us some introductory Python.
We'll be talking the Sunshine Week talk on Wednesday the 18th, but on Thursday the 27th we'll be walking the walk. At the end of the night we'll have data we scraped from a government website that can be used for the public good. (Website is to be determined, but suggestions are welcome.)
We've only have a couple hours, but we'll be sure to introduce you to lots of awesome places to keep up your scraping and put it to use, like Code for DC and DC Python.
Try to get to the Sunlight Foundation at 6 p.m. and we'll get started at 6:30. Bring your computer and a charger!