It has been awhile since my last blog post as I’ve been busy learning a new skill. I’m a digital experience account manager, and my job is to help my clients succeed in acquiring direct hotel bookings (and ancillary revenue) via the digital space. Comparing with the print media, the main difference working in the digital world is that most of the tools we’re using involves digital data (of course!). As a strong believer of “do once and use forever,” I’m constantly looking for ways to automate things I do often. Naturally, I’ve started to learn programming again.
Learning to program is nothing new to me. I’ve started my career as developer, coding with Java, HTML, CSS and eventually PHP many years back before I became a project manager. Learning a new programming language, Python, is relatively easy; all I need is a couple Python guide-book and Google. The book which started my journey is Web Scraping with Python: Collecting Data from the Modern Web by Ryan Mitchell.