Python Web Scraper at Code for San Jose
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About Code for San Jose: Code for San Jose (CFSJ) is an all-volunteer powered organization. We are a chapter of Code for America. As a chapter, we focus on civic innovation and government technology in San Jose, Silicon Valley, and across the country. You do not have to be located in San Jose, California in order to volunteer with us. We welcome everyone interested in solving community problems through technology, user experience design/research, and community partnerships. Our mission is to make community services more transparent, accessible, and equitable by collaborating with local government and other community-based organizations on civic projects. We have over 60 active volunteers with over 8 active projects. Our leadership team consists of 9 other directors, 2 executive directors and 18 project leaders. As a group, we meet every other Thursday at 6:30 PM PST to sync up and work on projects. All of our events are posted on meetup.
We have 2 Projects needing Python Web Scraper volunteers: 1. City Agenda Scraper Project: Estimated time commitment: 3-5 hours per week This role’s goal: We are trying to web scrape and crawl local government websites to pull down data about public meetings. The goal is to make public meetings more accessible and digestible for everyday citizens so that more people participate in the democratic process. This role’s responsibilities: Help scrape websites using Python, Research, validate and manually input data What tools are used for this role? 2. Bay Area Community Resources Project: Estimated time commitment: 3-5 hours per week This role’s goal: Scrape local government websites for lists of food, legal, housing, health, and education resources. Website: BayAreaCommunity.org This role’s responsibilities: Help scrape websites using Python, Research, validate and manually input data What tools are used for this role? You do not need to be experienced in every tool listed below. Although, we do expect our volunteers to be resourceful and able to self-teach when necessary because we do not host any coding lessons. Python web scraping R Software engineering web frameworks: Webdriver.IO Software engineering databases: CartoDB
How to get started: Please join our Slack organization using this link: https://bit.ly/3f78NML After you join Slack, someone from the CFSJ leadership team will connect with you via Slack about how to get started and what your next steps are.
Find more information about CFSJ:
A list of our active projects can be found in this slide deck: https://bit.ly/3kwpkM5 Our website: https://www.codeforsanjose.org Our meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/code-for-san-jose
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