The New Basic App: Complex Data Aggregation in Flask

03:30 PM - 04:25 PM on August 15, 2015, Room 702

Jarret Petrillo

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Flask, Twitter Bootstrap, and Python all working together make complex data curation projects feasible. Beginning with the basics we build a a lightweight application that does quite a bit. And build to a curious corollary of the information age: with so much out there aggregating and processing information could be the sole basis of a new enterprise.


Using Flask and MongoDB this lecture demonstrates a basic web application to scrape and combine numerous data sources. The goal is scalability and this basic app quickly becomes a behemoth by porting into Python's data analytics packages.