UQCS lightning talk: Requests

Thumbnail of the title slide, reading '$ pip install requests'.

In August of 2018, I joined the UQ Computing Society’s session of Python lightning talks to introduce the Requests library.

Requests is a very widely-used tool for making HTTP requests, which are useful in many contexts: to name a few, API consumption, web scraping, and inter-process communication.

As the audience was a student society, I did my best to teach an introduction to HTTP (the HyperText Transfer Protocol) while showing how it can be done in Requests. A tall order for five minutes, but I think it worked.

Take a look at the slides! They’re available as PowerPoint or PDF.