This hands on session will teach users how to scrape websites using the WebScraper Chrome extension, a point-and-click tool to automatise data extraction from websites. WebScraper allows multi-level scraping, so that users can dig into lists of links and do pagination. Participants will be introduced to concepts of HTML and some techniques to build their own scraping routines.
This session is good for: Journalists who can't code their own scrapers (yet!)
What you need to know: just how to use a web browser