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How I Learned Python and Landed My Dream Job as a Data Scientist: My Cinderella Story

Today, I want to lay out exactly how I learned Python programming and became a successful data scientist. I like to think of it as my Cinderella Story because I feel like through hardship and lots of confusion came an evolution of sorts, and I feel like a princess frolicking in the field of data science now. 

Read on to find out all about my not-so-tragic backstory, how I started with programming and how I ultimately found my way to data science.

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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Web-Scraping: Step-by-Step Walkthrough

What is web-scraping? Web-scraping is the extraction of data from websites. (Vague, right? Don’t worry – we’ll get into details in a bit.) The internet is your oyster when it comes to web scraping. Literally every website that you can find online is offering up its data to you to scrape.

What can you scrape? More like, what can’t you scrape? IMDB movie rankings, search engine results for SEO, events, email addresses, social media trends, Netflix movie titles, government statistics, stock market data, job listings, dating profiles, apartment listings, Reddit posts, luxury vacation deals, etc.. The possibilities are endless.

I’m just here to teach you the simple steps – you’re the one that’s going to get crazy creative and gather all the data you can with it.

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