**This workshop will build upon the Python for Beginners workshop (offered on September 19th and 21st). If you cannot attend the introductory session, please email Sarah Stanley (firstname.lastname@example.org), and she will get you background materials.**
This workshop will be devoted to mining and scraping data from the Web. We will use Python to download whole datasets from openly available resources like DigiNole and GitHub. We will also explore uses of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to retrieve large datasets. Over the course of this discussion, we will also explore the limits of this automated information retrieval, including ethical considerations, terms of service, and rate limiting.