A Question of Code

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Summary

Pandas is a library for dealing with data in Python. It also makes for a great introduction to coding in general

Show Notes

This week we were joined by Boris Paskhaver, a software developer, Agile consultant, online educator and author. Boris is based in New York City and has 240,000 students across 6 courses on the e-learning marketplace Udemy with over 1 million minutes of video content consumed monthly. In our discussion we talk about his upcoming book, *Pandas in Action*, as well as his own transition into coding. Boris was a data analyst before he was a software engineer, and found that Pandas was a great bridge between Excel and Python.

So what actually is "Pandas" (spoiler alert: it's "Excel on Steroids" for Python). Why does Pandas make for such a good introduction to coding in general? And would Boris recommend a bootcamp to other people looking to kickstart their tech career? Find out all this and more in this week's Excel-superseding instalment of A Question of Code.

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What is A Question of Code?

A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.

Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?