CS 373: Week 11

What did you do this past week?

This week, my team completed the second part of the IDB project. For my part, I implemented the APIs that we documented during the last phase using Python to scrape the necessary data from Wikipedia and the NBA website. The bulk of the Wikipedia data came as HTML which was difficult to parse and extract the relevant information from because of the inconsistent formatting between articles. I had to manually go in and clean some of the data, but I think it might be time to get better with regex.

What’s in your way?

It feels like my weekend was consumed by trying to prepare for my second and third day of teaching at Crockett High School (for UTeach’s Classroom Interactions class), and it isn’t over until the teach is over this Wednesday. I don’t know what my role for the next phase of the IDB project is going to be, but I hope we can make something interesting with the data from the other team.

What will you do next week?

Get a head start on the next phase of the project, hopefully!

What’s my experience of the class?

As someone with zero experience with SQL, I was clueless when Professor Downing let us loose to write the queries in class. The concepts are not difficult to understand, but I wished I knew some of the syntax of the language so that at least I could be thinking about the question.

What’s my pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?

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