About Ashwin Joy

Hi, I’m Ashwin Joy, a programmer, computer science engineering graduate, technical trainer, and founder of Pythonista Planet. I help people learn computer programming in a simple and practical way. I write code in C, C++, Java, Python, PHP, HTML/CSS, and Javascript. And my favorite programming language of all time is Python. I created this website to share my knowledge and help you become a better programmer.

Ashwin Joy

My Career Story

The story begins in 2015 when I was 18 years old. After completing my 12th, I decided to do engineering in computer science even though I didn’t know anything about it at that time.

During the vacation time before my classes began, I decided to go to a local computer center and learn C programming. Well, those sessions were terrible and it was a pretty bad start to my programming career. After a couple of weeks, I stopped going to the classes and started learning C programming on the Internet. That was when I realized the power of useful tutorials and guides on the web. I learned the fundamentals of C programming and I got interested in the subject.

Later, I learned C and C++, in much more depth from college. The first few semesters were full of theoretical subjects and general engineering topics, which were pretty boring. Database Management Systems(DBMS) and Data Structures and Algorithms (DSA) were interesting though. From the 5th semester onwards, coding became fun for me and I started doing projects. I learned HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP, and built many web applications.

Python was not there in our curriculum and I was disappointed about that since there was a lot of hype around Python on the Internet and everyone was talking about it. So I decided to learn Python from the Internet. I bought a few courses and learned Python thoroughly. I don’t know why, but I like coding in Python much more than coding in any other language.

I used Python modules and frameworks like Tkinter, Turtle, Django, Flask, Numpy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Scikit-Learn, Tensorflow, Keras, etc. to build several projects. I created a Cifar-10 image classification model using the Adaboost algorithm as my final year project. I graduated from college in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering.

I went on to join a company as a trainee in software development. Later, I worked as a data analyst there. And currently, I’m working as a technical trainer teaching computer programming and technology. I have trained more than 50,000 newbie programmers and helped them learn the essential technical skills.

Apart from being a techie, I’m extremely passionate about sports. I like playing sports as well as watching them. Reading self-development books is one of the habits that I’m trying to pick up these days. Even though I don’t feel like reading books all the time, I always like listening to podcasts and videos to improve the various aspects of my life.

Certifications and Achievements

I’ve been recognized for some amazing and some very silly things over the years. But here are some certifications that I’m pretty proud of!

Contact Details

If you want to contact me, feel free to write an email to pythonistaplanet@gmail.com

You can find me on LinkedIn as well. I also have a GitHub account, which is not much active these days.