Reuven is a full-time Python trainer. In a given year, he teaches courses at companies in the United States, Europe, Israel, India, and China — as well as to people around the world, via his online courses.
Reuven created one of the first 100 Web sites in the world just after graduating from MIT’s computer science department. He opened Lerner Consulting in 1995, and has been offering training services since 1996.
Reuven is one of the founders of the Business of Freelancing podcast. He was also a panelist on the Freelancers Show podcast from 2015-2019, when the panel collectively resigned. Reuven’s monthly column appeared in Linux Journal from 1996 until the magazine’s demise in 2019.
In 2020, Reuven published "Python Workout," a collection of Python exercises with extensive explanations, published by Manning. He's currently working on "Pandas Workout," a similar collection of exercises using the "pandas" library for data analytics.
Reuven's free, weekly "Better developers" newsletter, about Python and software engineering, is read by more than 30,000 developers around the globe. His "Trainer weekly" newsletter is popular among people who give corporate training.
Reuven's most recent venture is Bamboo Weekly: Every Wednesday, he presents a problem based on current events, using a public data set. And every Thursday, he shared detailed solutions to those problems using Pandas.
Reuven has a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from MIT, and a PhD in learning sciences from Northwestern University. He lives in Modi'in, Israel with his wife and three children.