Hi there! 👋 My name is Engin Arslan. I am a software developer 👨🏻💻, teacher 👨🏻🏫, and entrepreneur 👨🏻🚀. I work at Shopify, helping more people become entrepreneurs all around the world. I currently live in Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪
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.
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.