Boris Paskhaver is a New York City-based software engineer, author, and consultant. He’s also been an online educator on Udemy since 2016.
A small work interest quickly blossomed into a passionate weekend hobby. Eventually, Boris left his former role to complete App Academy, a rigorous full-stack web development bootcamp in NYC. The rest is history.
Boris Paskhaver is an econ major from NYU. He discovered coding, in his own words, “by accident” at a job as a business analyst. That happy accident as Bob Ross would say, turned into a weekend hobby which turned into a boot camp which turned into a career happily coding away for the likes of Indeed.com, Publicis Media and Stride Consulting.
Along the way, Boris has also built up quite the following on Udemy as an instructor with 6 courses on programming that have been delivered to over 245,000 students!
As if all that online instruction isn’t enough, he’s the author of Pandas in Action, from Manning Publications, which is available in early access. Be sure to stay tuned as we hear from Boris Paskhaver and learn why he left the dismal science for a career in coding and online teaching!
“A lot of times I would start with excel and think about something I would do typically in excel and try to replicate it in python and pandas“
“I wanted to go to the hardest bootcamp and I chose App Academy because it had the lowest admission rate. I wanted to invest fully.”
“App Academy took a percentage of the first year’s salary rather than charge a huge tuition fee up front. After 4 years in college and 200K in debt I was not eager to invest in educational experience again with that model. I wanted someone who was willing to invest in me.”
“Bootcamp was harder than being an engineer on a day to day basis”
“Pandas is excel on steroids. It allows you to do the same operations you do in excel. When you’re dealing with large datasets in excel your limit is about 1 million rows. And even when you have more than about 3000, it begins to slow down.“
Boris’s book “Pandas in Action” from Manning Publications -
Data Analysis with Python by Wesley Kinney - https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/python-for-data/9781491957653/
Check out App Academy Bootcamp - https://www.appacademy.io/bootcamp-prep?location=san-francisco