Web Scraping of O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference 2019 San Jose 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 Software Architecture Conference covers the full range of topics in the software architecture discipline. Those topics include leadership and business skills, product management, and domain-driven design. 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/software-architecture/sa-ca-2019/public/schedule/proceedings

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