→6pm - 8pm - What is Web Scraping? How does it work and when do I use it?: emphasis who it's for
This is an open presentation to explain what web scraping is, when it's useful and when it's not.
This presentation is for activists, designers, researchers, and anyone who works with information online, and will be followed by a hands on workshop on Tuesday for those who want to learn the practice themselves. Even if that's not for you, it's great to know what's possible so that you can collaborate with someone who does want to do some scraping in the future.
Luke has done lots of web scraping, to collect development applications from councils, find out who's profiting from WestConnex, collect and archive pollution monitoring data, and more.