Who are the instructors behind the screen, and the team that makes Mammoth Interactive a reality? Get to know us here.
Nimish Narang is our mobile app developer specializing in both iOS and Android apps. In his free time, he likes to play guitar, go to the gym and laze around at the beach.
John Bura is the founder of Mammoth Interactive. His specialties include Swift, iOS development and Game Development. He has produced over 40 apps and is a Udemy Top Selling Instructor. He has a daughter named Charlotte, and in his spare time he likes to cycle, ski and play ultimate Frisbee.
Suzanne Louis is our web developer/designer and marketing consultant. In her spare time, she can be found playing with her daughter and watching movies.
Glauco Pires is our game developer. He has nearly a decade of experience making arcade and educational games for clients from all around the globe. Besides coding and playing games, Glauco also enjoys running early in the morning and being judged for willingly waking up before sunrise.
Alexandra Kropova is our communications manager, as well as a writer and editor. Alexandra has worked on many of Mammoth Interactive’s books, including the collaborative, 700-page Ultimate iOS 10 Book. In her spare time, Alexandra can be found wrestling plants at Invasive Plant Pulls.
Frank Ruiz De Castilla is the video editor and uploader that ensures all our students have the lectures they paid for. Frank is also a G-Rank Dual-blade Wielder at Monster Hunter.
Kevin Liao is the local 3D artist at Mammoth Interactive. Other than creating art all day, Kevin enjoys playing competitive games like Overwatch in his spare time.
Meet our course creators from the Mammoth Internship Program
Kevin Tai teaches Practical MacOS Bootcamp – Learn to Code & Build Useful Apps. He has studied programming as far back as 20 years ago in Pascal language and has experience coding in both Microsoft and Apple environments. He has tutored college students on introduction to programming in Visual Basic, and mentored junior colleagues as an SDK Support Analyst in one of the largest privately owned companies in the world.
He’s coded to automate processes for staff members. With 7 years of experience as a software tester and an international certification for software testing, Kevin has a keen awareness for creating high quality applications as a developer.
Carlo Namoca teaches Complete Sketch UI For Beginners: App Design From Scratch. His passion is for developing apps in Apple’s ecosystem, and he has intensive training to do so in Swift and Objective-C languages.
Carlo is a self taught graphic designer with years of experience designing promotional posters for the nights that he DJs in. He also works as an iOS developer. In his spare time, Carlo finds inspiration through music and art.
Koyuki Nakamori teaches Data Mining with Python! Real-Life Data Science Exercises.
Koyuki is a data scientist with a background in mathematics, statistics, and operations research. A mentor to many junior data scientists, Koyuki says, ‘Love what I do and eager to teach and learn more!’
Magnum Dampier teaches R Programming: Practical Data Science and Modeling.
“My love for R began out of complete necessity, when other languages and methods just wouldn’t work for the type of outcome I was needing.
Through the years of challenging work (mainly on the part of others), R has become a top contender for data science types alike, myself included. I spent over 10 years in a fortune 300 company, dealing with information systems, pricing, and inventory control. I’ve sat on the board of a point of sale development company, volunteer as a computer science teacher locally (teaching Python and Java, I will convince them to go to R soon enough!), and currently serve as a Director of Information Systems in the insurance industry.
I attended Harvard Extension School for data science, and am truly a lifelong learner of all things techy. I have a fantastically supportive wife, and 2 kids that have made me balder and fatter than I would like to admit. In my spare time, I enjoy being a sub-sub-par guitar player, chasing my kids around, and learning more technical skills. I look forward to serving all of you, and hope you get the R bug just like I did!”
Martin Chandler teaches Beautiful Data Visualization Projects in D3.js for Beginners.
Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.
Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver.
Jack Tong teaches The Complete Python Web Course – Create Websites using Flask! He is a web developer with a passion to learn and grow. He likes archery and brewing coffee in his free time.
Kaisa Crawford Taylor teaches Complete Java Masterclass – Become an Android App Developer!
“I am a techie artist who has big ambitions. I currently attend the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse to earn my Bachelors for Mathematics and Computational Physics. I also have a computer science minor which I wish I had time to turn into a major! I am studying to become a theoretical astrophysicist. I have been dreaming of becoming one since I was 9 years old. During summer, I am a full-time undergraduate researcher.
Currently I am working on simulating satellites which may be used to develop models to detect extraterrestrial civilizations. I am also a freelancer for anything I think I can help a client with. In my free time I paint, study German, and create 3D animations. I know Java, Python, R, idl, MatLab, and a tiny bit of Fortran. I love to teach and am part of a computer science outreach program that teaches the La Crosse community all things CS.”
John Kemp teaches Beginners R Programming: Data Science and Machine Learning!
John has been programming in R as a data scientist since 2011. He has spent 100+ hours tutoring students online to help them learn R from scratch or to enhance their R abilities.
John has been set up as an online mentor to partner with students looking to enter into the data science profession. In addition, John uses R as a hobby and will also help various businesses with data manipulation, network optimization and other data science tasks.
Ken Walker teaches Camtasia Masterclass: Become a YouTube Star & Video Creator!
Ken is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Certified Trainer. He began in 1991 as a computer network technician. He’s been a Camtasia creator since 2005. Ken has created over 400 hours worth of courses in Photoshop, Windows, Microsoft Office, website setup, WordPress, Facebook marketing, YouTube marketing, email marketing and Amazon.
Ken has created over 100 marketing videos, funnels and content for clients. In this Mammoth Interactive course, Ken relays skills and techniques and real world application of those skills. You’ll find not only training but a genuine desire to learn.
Founded in 2009, Mammoth Interactive produces online tutorials in web, app, and game development. Our 400’000 students develop practical coding skills that they need to enter the workforce. We combine theory with hands-on experience.
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