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Alex Yarosh

Alex Yarosh


Technical Communicator



Data gardener, nurturing insights to bloom and thrive in the data ecosystem.

Authored Curriculum

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My Most Recent Course

Object-Oriented Programming in Python

4 hours13 Videos44 Exercises77,346 Learners

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Metabase | Feb 2024 - Present

Technical Communicator

Building the customer education program at Metabase

University of Colorado Boulder | Jun 2023 - Jan 2024

Teaching Associate Professor - Data Science

I was a senior instructor (associate professor) in the Professional Masters program in data science. I developed a new course in data engineering, and overhauled introductory courses in statistics and data science to make them modern and industry-relevant. I received the best student evaluations in the program from 200+ students, including a 4.89 out of 5 rating on applicability of the material to real world problems
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Cockroach Labs | Dec 2020 - Mar 2023

Senior Technical Curriculum Developer

I was developing online courses in databases and cloud technologies aimed at software developers. In particular, I developed the top-performing course on CockroachDB cloud offering. I also defined and implemented key performance metrics for the training team, created content development guidelines, and implemented a number of UX improvements to the training platform, including a completely redesigned website and streamlined in-course experience.

DataCamp | May 2019 - Nov 2020

Data Analyst and Curriculum Developer


Penn State University | Aug 2017 - May 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Science

I was doing research in applications of topological methods to neuroscience, as well as developing Julia software for topological data analysis. I was also teaching university courses in mathematics.

University of Pittsburgh | Aug 2011 - Aug 2017

Teaching Fellow

Lecturer and teaching assistant for undergraduate mathematics classes - Taught in-person classes to over 600 students on a variety of levels from freshman calculus to PhD - Supervised an undergraduate student, who was later accepted to a PhD program - As an officer of the graduate student organization, worked with the department administration to overhaul the process and scope of PhD exams - Served as an interim director of the math tutoring center, supervising graduate and undergraduate tutors

IBA Group | Sep 2008 - Jul 2011

Software Engineer

Data migration specialist/consultant for Goodyear Brussels (SAP R/3 SD, MM): - Responsible for analyzing and preparing legacy vendor data for migration - Maintained existing and developed new code for data migration procedures ABAP/4 Developer for Belarusian Railways (SAP R/3 HR) - Maintained and improved existing code for HR report generation using a logical database - Developed new programs for creation, modication and upload of data { Provided technical support and worked directly with the client on-site

My Education

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PhD, MathematicsUniversity of Pittsburgh | 2017
Master of Science (MSc), Applied Mathematics and Computer ScienceBelarusian State University | 2011
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Applied Mathematics and Computer ScienceBelarusian State University | 2010

About Me

Alex Yarosh

Alex is a software engineer and mathematician. They currently work at Metabase where they are building the education program focused on BI tools and analytics. They like cats, teaching, and trains.

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