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You Belong with Me: Scraping Taylor Swift Lyrics with Python and Celery

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This talk will demonstrate an example application of using Celery to extract all of the lyrics of the inspiring and influential Taylor Swift from the Internet. Using a light-hearted approach and practical Python examples, we aim to teach people the basics of using Celery for data extraction.

Celery is an open source, Python-based, asynchronous task framework which is well-suited for extracting data from webpages, APIs, and text files. With its power comes a bit of a learning curve. This talk covers some of the first questions a new Celery user might have. It will also point out some common pitfalls for beginning users.

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