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Data Acquisition and Sourcing Strategies (w/python demo!)

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Ted Dowd is a Senior Vice President at Guaranteed Rate where he leads their data analytics initiatives. He’ll be speaking with Refactor::Chicago about data acquisition and sourcing strategies like open data and web scraping. He will also be covering an introduction to the City of Chicago’s open data portal which can be found here:

Additionally, Ted will be working through a live web scraping demo in python! Bring your laptop if you’d like to follow along. We’ll share the results of the demo with the group afterward, please note that there won’t be time during the demo to provide live support for anyone coding along.

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5:30 - 6:00pm Gather and socializing, food and drinks provided
6:00 ~ 6:30pm Speaker(s)
6:30 - 7:00pm Informal Q&A and socializing

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