[Baypiggies] call for pre-pycon speakers

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Wed Dec 24 03:31:43 CET 2008

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Asheesh Laroia <asheesh at asheesh.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Dec 2008, jim wrote:
>>  this is a call for speakers, especially those who'd like to present a
>> pre-pycon rendition of talks you'll be presenting at pycon. please reply if
>> you're interested in presenting on january 8 or february 12.
> I'm giving a Tutorial at Pycon entitled:
> "Scrape the Web: Strategies for programming websites that don't expect it"
> It goes beyond mechanize+BeautifulSoup to include a discussion of Selenium
> Remote Control, which is the one fairly neat trick up my sleeve.
> I haven't actually written the whole tutorial yet, but I should do that! I
> can give a modified version of it to BayPiggies in February so that I can
> get feedback to put into the version I'll give in March at PyCon. I've given
> similar talks at other venues in the past.
> The tutorial is supposed to be three hours long; no need for my Baypiggies
> version to be that long.
> http://svn.asheesh.org/svn/public/20082009/pycon-proposal.rst is the
> proposal I sent to them, which y'all are welcome to peruse to find things I
> should focus on in a way-shorter Baypiggies version.


By the way, I use the BeautifulSoup parser in conjunction with lxml.
That and Selenium RC are all good stuff :)


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