PyDev of the Week: Fernando Masanori

This week we welcome Fernando Masanori (@fmasanori) as our PyDev of the Week! Fernando is a Professor at FATEC São José dos Campos in Brazil. He is the creator of the first Brazilian MOOC to teach programming Python for Zombies. You can see what else Fernando is up to on his website or by checking out his GitHub profile.

Fernando Masanori

Let’s spend some time getting to know Fernando better!

Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc.):
I am happy ???? in sharing knowledge?. I cook ????????? with dancing. I love washing dishes. Where did I leave my glasses?

Why did you start using Python?

For fun.

What other programming languages do you know and which is your favorite?

Ruby, Java, C, C ++. Python.

What projects are you working on now?

Analysis of Public Data, mainly for social impact problems.

Which Python libraries are your favorites (primary or third party)?

Pandas, requests.

How did “Python for Zombies” come about?

I learned Ruby on a course called Rails for Zombies. I decided to copy the idea.

What are the three lessons you learned as a teacher?

Be very patient. Want the good of the student. Quality and discipline.

Would you like to say anything else?

Sharing knowledge produces a lot of happiness. There is nothing better than spending your life doing good to others.

Thanks for doing the interview, Fernando!