If you’ve ever wondered what “data journalism” is or how new
technologies are influencing investigative journalism and beat
reporting then you might want to shimmy on down to Buswell’s Hotel at
Scraperwiki is giving a FREE talk about how it all works and you are
invited. This 45-minute talk is open to anyone who wants to attend so
please spread the word!
What’s it all about?
Scraper: a computer program that legally copies structured information
from webpages into a database (like a government expenses database)
ScraperWiki: a website where people can write and repair public web
scrapers and invent uses for the data