Boris Paskhaver, Full-stack Developer in Hoboken, NJ, United States
Boris Paskhaver

Full-stack Developer in Hoboken, NJ, United States

Member since July 28, 2020
Boris is an NYC-based full-stack developer, agile consultant, online educator, and author with over four years of experience crafting high-quality software. His clients include thoughtbot, Warby Parker, Blue Apron, AbleTo, and 2U. He has 6 programming courses on Udemy with over 140 hours of video content and 300,000 students. Boris is the author of "Pandas in Action" from Manning Publications. He graduated from New York University in 2013 with a double major in business economics and marketing.
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Portfolio

  • Thoughtbot
    Python 3, Django, PostgreSQL, CSV File Processing, Unittest, Pytest
  • Stride Consulting
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), React, Redux, Redux-saga, TypeScript, Node.js, Python...
  • Publicis Media
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), React, Redux, Backbone.js, Test-driven Development (TDD)...

Experience

Location

Hoboken, NJ, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, Slack, Visual Studio Code, Zoom

The most amazing...

...app I've worked on was a 100-question React form that included 15+ custom components hydrated by CMS content with state managed by Redux.

Employment

  • Developer/Consultant

    2021 - 2021
    Thoughtbot
    • Developed a Django application to ingest CSV files and convert them to a format suitable for import into the company's platform.
    • Reduced opportunities for spreadsheet errors by 55% by automating CSV transformations that were previously done manually.
    • Collected user input on the changes they would like to make to files throughout the transformation process.
    • Refactored tests and implementation code throughout the codebase.
    • Conducted weekly user tests to gather feedback and prioritize new features.
    Technologies: Python 3, Django, PostgreSQL, CSV File Processing, Unittest, Pytest
  • Software Engineer, Consultant

    2018 - 2021
    Stride Consulting
    • Embedded into diverse engineering teams across a multitude of industries for multi-month engagements. Clients included 2U, Warby Parker, Blue Apron, PXY Data, and AbleTo.
    • Learned the codebase, established trust with the client, and delivered value by advocating for best practices in code craftsmanship, team processes, product development, and more.
    • Launched a new Express API to manage details of a patient’s session with a therapist.
    • Built a complex, multipart form that used CMS data to render dynamic React components.
    • Built a Sidekiq job to verify users' home delivery addresses and alert them of invalid fields.
    • Refactored React components to remove dependencies on Backbone.js models.
    • Crafted React components for cart and checkout experience in a new product launch.
    • Configured permissions for six different user roles in Rails back end.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), React, Redux, Redux-saga, TypeScript, Node.js, Python, Jest, RSpec
  • Software Engineer

    2017 - 2018
    Publicis Media
    • Bootstrapped a React application, including configuring transpilation with webpack, state management, API requests, app routing, testing, type checking, and linting.
    • Crafted dozens of components for React and Angular 2+ apps, including user dashboards, tables, menus, and complex forms.
    • Utilized test-driven development to refactor and develop new features in a legacy Ruby on Rails application.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), React, Redux, Backbone.js, Test-driven Development (TDD), Angular
  • Data Analyst

    2015 - 2017
    Indeed
    • Created 10+ JavaScript apps that utilize the Google Apps Script ecosystem (Gmail, Sheets, Forms, Calendar) to drive efficient internal processes.
    • Utilized Python/pandas to collect, munge, manipulate, and analyze key metrics and data.
    • Supervised and trained 5+ employees and interns on open-source data analysis libraries and proprietary Indeed tools.
    • Scraped 100+ brand websites and search engines for contact information using Python, requests, and BeautifulSoup. Data pulls were used by dozens of client-facing account executives in the sales and account management departments.
    Technologies: Python, Pandas, JavaScript, Google Sheets, Google Apps Script

Experience

  • Cart and Checkout for Warby Parker
    https://www.warbyparker.com/cart

    For the online launch of their new line of contact lenses, Warby Parker asked our team to refactor and redesign the cart and checkout experience on their site. As part of the overhaul, I crafted a dozen new React components, integrated Redux into the app, and removed the app's reliance on Backbone models for state storage.

  • Online Instructor
    https://www.udemy.com/user/borispaskhaver/

    Created 6 online courses with 135+ hours of video content on a variety of programming topics
    • Grew audience of 295,000 students across 190 countries
    • Collected 25,000+ student reviews with an average course rating of 4.7 / 5.0
    • Currently have 1 million minutes of content consumed monthly by students

    Courses:
    • Data Analysis with Pandas and Python (20.5 hours)
    • Learn to Code with Ruby (31.5 hours)
    • Excel VBA Programming: The Complete Guide (18 hours)
    • Testing Ruby with RSpec: The Complete Guide (7.5 hours)
    • Getting Started with React Hooks (3.5 hours)
    • Learn to Code With Python (58 hours)

  • Pandas In Action
    https://www.manning.com/books/pandas-in-action

    Authored "Pandas in Action," a 450-page technical book covering the pandas library for data analysis. My 20-hour Udemy course inspired the book. "Pandas In Action" took two years to write and was published by Manning publications in September 2021.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, Ruby, TypeScript, Python, Google Apps Script, Excel VBA, Python 3
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Redux, Jest, Angular, Django
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Pandas, Vue.js, jQuery, Node.js, Backbone.js, NumPy
  • Tools

    Google Sheets, Slack, RSpec, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Pytest
  • Other

    Excel 365, Full-stack, Writing & Editing, Books, Technical Writing, CSV File Processing, Unittest
  • Paradigms

    Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms

    Visual Studio Code, Jupyter Notebook
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL

Education

  • Bootcamp Graduate in Web Development
    2017 - 2017
    App Academy - New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Economics and Marketing
    2009 - 2013
    New York University, Stern School of Business - New York, NY

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