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 RSA Conference is a go-to resource for exchanging ideas, learning the latest trends, and finding the solutions in the field of cybersecurity. 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://www.rsaconference.com/events/us19/presentations?type=presentations
The source code and HTML output can be found here on GitHub.