Paqmind

Paqmind is an experimental learning platform dedicated to programming and web development. We make tutorials, guides, links, and roadmaps for directed self-learning. Target audience ranges from advanced beginners to experts.

First thing to check, are Tutorials where you'll find a number of practical challenges in koan style. We believe exercises should not be reduced to either algorithms or quizzes so be ready to met unusual formats and approaches there.

Next are Links with a collection of resources on subjects important for programmers and developers. We learn in parallel with you, so this index is carefully picked and updated frequently.

You may want to check our Blog page where posts about programming and stuff, as well as interviews with interesting people, appear occasionally.

We try to apply novel approaches to teaching, based on works of prominent experts in psychology and education. Check the About page for more details. We're also a bit old-fashioned in the sense that you'll have to use your brain to learn here: no songs, 25th frames, knowledge uploads, or other fancy techniques ;)

Want to ask or propose us something? Use the Team page for that.


Recent Testimonials

Maksim Kleba
Frontend Developer
I always thought that I can learn everything myself: with books and Google. Hovewer, the more I dug deeper into tech, the more I started to realize that I really need an outside perspective. When I saw Ivan's post at Linkedin, I decided to try his course and did make the right call. The program is b...
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Ruslan Ibrahimov
React Native Developer
Great course! I'll be short: 1. The content is saturated. Lazy or slow people will have hard times. 2. When Ivan says you need to prepare some topic, you better do. Don't repeat my mistakes :) 3. I was the weakest student, hovewer to the end of the course I got two job-related offers: a paid interns...
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Vitaly Zibulski
Web Developer
I'd like to tell about Ivan who was my mentor for a month. During this month he was open for any question 24/7, ready to help with all problems I asked him about. With just a few lessons it was clear that this person has a huge baggage of knowledge and he's willing to share it with his students. The...
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Angelika Kachur
Frontend Developer
I was lucky to get an experience of learning and working with Ivan as my mentor. Ivan raised clear and detailed technical tasks that were interesting to solve. Ivan answered my questions and created an individual training plan for me to become a front-end developer. Now I'm a junior frontend develop...
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Viktor Kutuzov
Frontend Developer
I have technical (yet unrelated) education and I have never worked in IT. Hovewer, I was always attracted by this industry. I reached all possible heights at my current job. Seemed like a perfect time for something new. So I decided to reeducate myself and go into IT. I started with learn.javascript...
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Igor Pylaev
Frontend Developer
I was mentored by Ivan for several months now, and I highly recommend him. During this time, he has shown that he has the technical and interpersonal skills that make him a truly exceptional mentor. He helped me to become front-end developer step by step. He gave me interesting and, sometimes, chall...
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Denis Davydov
Frontend Developer
Studied with Ivan for about a month and found a job after that. Straightaway I felt myself like a pioneer: new discovery, new knowledge or at least new experience every day. I have to say, I realized a substantial difference between an unguided learning and a mentored one. Going to details – I've q...
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Andrei Saveliev
Frontend Developer
From the first days, Ivan revealed the specifics of the Frontend profession to me. Made and individual learning plan, based on my needs. In the process of learning, he made qualitative code reviews which helped me to write more sophisticated and expressive code. Also he responded in details to all m...
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Alexander Panchuk
Frontend Developer
After learning javascript.info decided to continue my learning with mentor. The choice fell on Ivan, bought over by his approach to mentoring, ability to give knowledge from the very fundamentals to that modern techniques. He builts learning program well, tailoring it to your goals and talents. Dur...
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Serhii Dmytrakov
Fullstack Developer
One day I decided to become a fullstack developer and learned VueJS and then ReactJS. I even got a first job and imagined a bright future ahead. Soon I realized my mistake – I didn't knew fundamentals, like Async Programming or JavaScript itself and it undermined my further progress. Ivan Kleshnin ...
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Dmitry Topornin
Backend developer
I subscribed to Ivan's mentorship with a background in Ruby & RoR. Due to his trainings, got pretty inspired about SPA applications as well. Despite my love to Ruby, you can't avoid JS today, and after his program – you don't want to :) If you're experienced developer, Ivan always find a few non-tr...
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Alexandr Dorofeev
Frontend Developer
When I subscribed, I had basic JavaScript knowledge with no idea how to convert them to something practical. I didn't expect that hard topics of CSS and JS will be explained to me in so clear manner. Note, that I never programmed before and while I'm still far from a confident engineer the progress ...
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Artem Kozyrev
Frontend Developer
Subscribed to Ivan's mentorship having no practice in my baggage, only a scarce JS theory. Just in two weaks I've got the skills I wanted, mastered the basics of ReactJS, and wrote my first realistic frontend application. In the course of training, quickly realized that I turned to a right person. ...
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Anatoly Babin
Fullstack Developer
Practiced with Ivan for 2 months. Can advise him as an experienced developer, who understands how to choose the learning content, appropriate to his student's level. Ivan made an individual learning plan for me and kept giving invaluable advices in the process. In the future, I will definitely be ba...
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Alex Malyita
Fullstack developer

I've just finished NodeJS Beginner tutorial. And the only question I have – When the next part?! No seriously, the content is amazing and the approach is truly unique. I'm definitely going to continue.

Dmitry Borowsky
Fullstack developer

Functional Programming series is very cool. Enjoyed the exercises, though over some of them I had to sweat :) A lot of new concepts and tricks for me. Thank you guys!