Scraping SQL Saturday Statistics

Kevin Feasel

2017-11-14

Python, R

Tomaz Kastrun shows how to use rvest to read the SQL Saturday website and parse schedule details:

I wanted to check a simple query: How many times has a particular topic been presented and from how many different presenters.

Sounds interesting, tackling the problem should not be a problem, just that the end numbers may vary, since there will be some text analysis included.

Read on for the code and some analysis.

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