Web Scraping and APIs Part III: Web Scraping for dummies

Last time we discussed APIs, and what can be gained through using them. But what do you do if a website has no API? Don’t panic! You can just download the HTML from the site itself. Not as bad as it sounds, trust me. Before you start scraping a website, the first...

Web Scraping and APIs Part I: What even is the Internet?

The last few weeks in the Data School have seen us learning lots about APIs and web scrapping in Alteryx. I thought it might be useful to do a quick series introducing some of the concepts and discuss where and how they can be useful. First let’s go back to basics and...

Playing cupid: Filtering across data sources.

This week has focused on extending and improving our Tableau knowledge, firstly with learning some Tableau Server and then followed by with Tableau Intermediate training. With Andy busy interviewing for the next DS, he left us in the capable hands of Peter Silvester...