Web Scraping of O’Reilly Strata Data Conference 2019 San Francisco Using R

SUMMARY: The purpose of this project is to practice web scraping by extracting specific pieces of information from a website. The web scraping R code leverages the rvest package.

INTRODUCTION: The O’Reilly AI Conference is a deep dive into emerging AI techniques and technologies with a focus on how to use it in real-world implementations. This web scraping script will automatically traverse through the entire web page and collect all links to the PDF and PPTX documents. The script will also download the documents as part of the scraping process.

Starting URLs: https://conferences.oreilly.com/artificial-intelligence/ai-ny-2019/public/schedule/proceedings

The source code and HTML output can be found here on GitHub.