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Stacy Montemayor

I did some show notes for the Change Log too! I'd like to do more maybe next week, but yeah, not exactly difficult. But, it was my first PR ever and was a great intro.

I'm not proficient enough in any language to really work on meaningful issues. But I found a great project to help on. Basically, I'm doing really repetitive and boring data cleaning of election results - getting data from PDFs and convoluted .xls into .csv's. But, since I have an interest in software engineering, data, and the media, I see it as a Mr. Miyagi type of exercise. I'm being exposed to all sorts of problems developers could face with public datasets. So, overall, ๐Ÿ‘

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Sung M. Kim • Edited on

I did some show notes for the Change Log too!

Wow, ๐Ÿคฉ you really went the extra miles and added timestamps as well๐Ÿ‘.

it was my first PR ever and was a great intro.

I do agree with you that it was a good first PR to make as it helps to focus on OSS contribution process instead of worry about how code should work & formatted, etc.

I'm doing really repetitive and boring data cleaning of election results - getting data from PDFs and convoluted .xls into .csv's

I am sure you will be an automation ninja and find a lazy way to accomplish it ๐Ÿ˜‰.

And I hope you can share the process as you learn along ๐Ÿ˜„.

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Stacy Montemayor

I am so looking forward to learning all the lazy ways to extract data. I need more python right now, but soon - very soon - I'm excited to learn about scraping!