Scrapy on the Fly

I solemnly swear that I am up to social good. At the most recent Cleveland PyLadies meetup, I vowed to learn about web scraping for data science. Though web scraping can be a controversial subject because of the potential for privacy invasion, intellectual property infringement, or other nefarious activities, I do feel that there are … Continue reading Scrapy on the Fly

PyOhio 2018

One of the highlights of getting involved in the Python community has been the enthusiasm and sheer joy in the room at gatherings. While I was looking forward to PyOhio, a free conference held in Columbus last week, I did not know what to expect. Would the talks be over my head? How crowded or … Continue reading PyOhio 2018

ArcGIS Online – What Can You Do With a Free Profile?

It turns out ArcGIS (a GIS package for Python) is $100 a year just for personal use - even for the Online Viewer subscription. Hard pass, thankyouverymuch. You can make a free profile to use their Online map creation service, however you are limited to available layers or must use their paid (or an open-source) … Continue reading ArcGIS Online – What Can You Do With a Free Profile?

Design Matters

Let me frontload this by reiterating that I've spent the majority of my adult years as a high school math teacher. We are not typically the first content-area you think of when remembering the most design-savvy of your teachers. My strengths tended to center more on depth of knowledge and adaptability than on beautiful bulletin … Continue reading Design Matters

CLEPyLadies: Baby Steps

Oops! I managed to lock the @CLEPyLadies twitter account last week and am still waiting on the humans to fix this. I'm also still wading my way through html files, getting the website in a workable state. That hasn't been my singular focus, so it's not ready to deploy. HOWEVER... Hoorays! Our live Meetup group … Continue reading CLEPyLadies: Baby Steps