🎉​ Cohort #2 now open! + 🔥 How to scrape and transform web data

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🎉 Cohort #2 of the No-Code Fundamentals course

We're super excited to announce cohort #2 of our hugely successful No-Code Fundamentals course!

If you want to build a business, launch a side-project, or get that idea you've been sitting on finally started — without writing code — this course is for you.

Read more and apply ➔

This is a hands-on, 'show up and do' course that will give you the foundational tools and skills you need to build and ship ideas, surrounded by a passionate group of makers and creators.

Cohort #1 has been an incredible experience, both for us at Makerpad and of course, the students in the cohort.

Students have learnt how to take their idea from just that — an idea — to fully-fledged, business-ready projects in a matter of weeks. They've grasped the concepts of no-code, studied the building blocks of automation, and flexed their design skills beyond what they thought was possible. Read more.

⚒️ Tool Path

Ever wanted to extract lots of data from one or more websites without doing it manually? Web scraping tools like ParseHub and Simplescraper can help with that! With this tool-path, you'll learn how to extract data from the web and transform that data into a useful format. We will walk through two use-cases of web scraping. This tool-path was built by our Creator in Residence, Tessa.

🔥 How to scrape and transform web data


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Tutorials

👍 Intro to web scraping using ParseHub and Parabola (Tutorial)
🔢 Getting set up with ParseHub to scrape web data (Tutorial)
🐾 Using advanced steps in ParseHub to scrape web data (Tutorial)
🪢 How to pull scraped data from ParseHub and transform in Parabola (Tutorial)
📬 How to send scraped web data from Parabola to Airtable (Tutorial)
⛏️ Scraping web data using Simplescraper and Parabola (Tutorial)


✍️ From the blog

🔦
Member Spotlight: Max Joles

Max found his way into no-code while taking a year off from work to explore new career paths and travel. He joined Makerpad in the very early days and was drawn into no-code by Webflow and ended up branching out and using tools like Zapier, Airtable and Parabola on various projects. Now most of the time Max is building and consulting on projects for others. Over the years he has build membership sites, complex automation systems, and lots of MVP's.


💼
Jobs

Adalo is hiring for several roles! Adalo lets you build mobile & web apps, as easy as making a slide deck!

Community Manager
Technical Support Engineer
Visual Designer
Content Writer
Senior Software Architect

See all jobs at jobs.makerpad.co/

🚀 Community Projects

Coffee with Chris created by Chris Viglietta. "I've created a group for Makerpad members who want to work/network every Monday at 9am PST for one hour, uninterrupted, share what they're working on and get help on their projects."

Jacob's Jobs created by Jake Wright. "A deep-dive post into a Webflow job board + how to get your jobs listed on Google and more! There are some little gems in here for levelling up your job board site, particularly if you're building with Webflow."

How to store and use member-specific links in Webflow created by Connor Finlayson. "If you are using Memberstack to run a membership site on Webflow, you will know that you can use custom attributes to store member data like their names, plans, or signup dates in Webflow. But what about links?
I recorded a video about this!"

Softr's New Features created by Narek. "Here's our latest updates and new features for May: Linked Lists, Custom Form redirect on completion, Date & Time field type in Custom Form Builder, Checkbox field type in Custom Form Builder, New Airtable Articles and Free Tools by Softr!"


🏗️
Build Club

Build Club is a weekly meet-up where members can share what they are building, get feedback, ask questions, and get help from each other. Join Build Club!

Cheers,

Ben ✌️ & the Makerpad team 😍



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