Victor Shepelev

Ruby expert with fifteen years of experience, open-source and open data enthusiast, author of several quite popular gems, mentor for Google Summer of Code. Currently, Victor is proud to work at
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Price per week: $170
Time zone: GMT +2


Victor 'zverok' Shepelev is Ukrainian programmer and poet with eighteen years of programming experience and fifteen years of Ruby programming. He is a huge fan of open source and open data, author of multiple Ruby gems (made it to Ruby News Weekly several times!) and creator of molybdenum project, known for reality—an early effort of making entire real-world data computable and accessible from Ruby.

His project was selected for Ruby Association Grant-2015.

Currently, Victor is proud to work at, and also mentors programming students. The latter also includes being a mentor for SciRuby (Scientific Ruby Foundation) for Google Summer of Code-2016.

You can read more about Victor and his opinions on various programming topics at

Core skills

  • ruby
  • rspec
  • opensource
  • open data
  • code quality
  • sinatra
  • backend


  • Programming in Ruby

    Passionate Ruby programmer for more than ten years. Can teach from the very beginning, or help junior/middle programmers in mastering the excellence.

  • Developing Ruby gems

    With a dozen of mature gems, mentions in Ruby Weekly and Ruby Association Grant, I know about the development of libraries. And can teach you the difference between "mere code" and a gem.

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What the paid period includes?

Unlimited messaging in a private chat;

An individual study plan;

Practical tasks and professional code review;

Lifetime access to the mkdev club where you can find help, advice from professionals and job offers.

More details about how the educational process works >

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