Hi there! πŸ‘‹ My name is Engin Arslan. I am a software developer πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’», teacher πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ«, and entrepreneur πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸš€. I work at Shopify, helping more people become entrepreneurs all around the world. I currently live in Berlin, Germany πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

About Me

I am a Software Developer with a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering and a Postgraduate Degree in Visual Effects. Before becoming a Developer, I worked as a VFX Artist/Technical Director on Films and TV shows, including Resident Evil 4, Tron, Mama, Vikings, and Strain. I received an Emmy nomination and won a Canadian Screen Award for my achievements in Visual Effects. During my time in VFX, I fell in love with Python and with programming in general. As a result, I changed careers to be able to immerse myself entirely in software development. I am currently a web engineer at Shopify. I am also an author at Awwwards Academy, Pluralsight, and Linkedin Learning and have published a course and a book called Coding for Visual Learners. Besides being a developer, I have also worked as a professor at Seneca College, teaching coding to complete beginners.

LATEST

I have recently launched Awesome Coding! Awesome Coding is a book that I wrote for beginners that teaches coding from scratch by using JavaScript and Node.js. In this book, you will work on practical projects that include data analysis, image manipulation, web scraping, command-line applications, natural language processing, and web APIs to get news, stock, and even cryptocurrency data.

Courses & Talks
Apart from teaching in the classroom, I have created online courses for platforms such as Awwwards Academy, Lynda/Linkedin Learning, Pluralsight, and Educative on subjects such as JavaScript, p5.js, Three.js, and headless browsers. My courses have gathered over 100,000 views from over 90 countries.

Learning how to code can be challenging. It is hard to find good resources that are relevant, practical and engaging at the same time. This online course teaches coding from scratch using the vastly popular programming language JavaScript. Using JavaScript and a library called p5.js, it teaches how to code in a highly engaging and visual manner.

3D graphics are a core part of data visualization, virtual reality, augmented reality, and gamingβ€”all fields that are growing fast! This course teaches the three.js JavaScript library to create 3D graphics for the web.

When done manually, data scraping, monitoring, and testing are labor-intensive and time-consuming. This course teaches web developers various ways that PhantomJS (a "headless" scriptable web browser) and CasperJS (a utility wrapper around PhantomJS) can be utilized to automate these kinds of interactions with websites.

Pycon Canada 2015 talk on how we have used Python to create the visual effects for the Emmy nominated TV show Vikings

The Book

The book for "Coding for Visual Learners". It teaches coding from scratch using the vastly popular programming language JavaScript. Using JavaScript and a library called p5.js, it teaches how to code in a highly engaging and visual manner.

I've never seen JavaScript taught this way, where the results of each lesson are very visual; it's much more engaging than the typical tutorials you find online. [...]
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