Aleksandar Gargenta Expert Profile
Aleksandar Gargenta is the technology brains at Marakana. Always on top of the latest in software, Aleksandar is the company's radar for technology that matters. His latest ventures are perfecting Marakana's Android Internals and Security courses.
Phew. And if that's not enough, he's also the chief architect of Marakana Spark, the on-demand software platform that powers marakana.com and a number of other training companies. As an instructor he's taught hundreds of classes for everyone from Apple to Disney, from NASA to the Department of Defense.
In his spare time Aleksandar runs the San Francisco Java, Android, and HTML5 User Groups with over three thousand members across the three groups.
Aleksandar holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. He is also a father, photographer, hiker, and a race-car driver :-)
As an Android and Java expert, Aleksandar is the author of Marakana's Java, Advanced Java, Android Internals, Android Security, Spring/Hibernate, JBoss, Apache, XML/XSL, and JUnit/TestNG training courses.
Intro to Android NDK with Aleksandar Gargenta
Aleksandar's presentation at the 2011 Android Builders Summit conference:
|Hibernate||Eclipse IDE||Servlets and JSPs||JSF|
|Design Patterns||Solaris||Windows||Mac OS X|
Aleksandar Gargenta is scheduled to teach the following classes:
|Android™ Security||Sep 3 - Sep 4||San Francisco|
[top] Student Testimonials
Instructor knew his stuff and was very clear about everything.
This class was very helpful for me to learn the fundamentals of android application development. The course material was presented clearly and the concepts were defined in an understandable manner. I am excited to take what i have learned and start building apps! Thank you!
Great experience overall....
Overall very good traing. As per the pace, it was fast paced, but was ok as there were so many topics to be covered.
Awesome experience. Best training course I've ever attended.
Much better overall than the experience with the Apache Web Server training this week. This instructor actually 'taught' the material rather than just reading the book to us. His support of the material made a big difference. The book was better laid out for finding info and had some instructions for labs. ---Thank you! Excellent. I can now go back to work and understand what I am trying to do!
I learned a lot during these three days of training. Thank you so much!! Aleksandar had solid understanding of Java and really knew the stuff inside out.
We may invite the instructor come to our company and teach us.
This training was fantastic. It exceeded my expectations in almost every way. As an experienced administrator it was valuable to review foundational information and build a deep understanding of concepts I might use everyday but self-taught and were always a bit of a black box. Advanced topics were clearly explained and placed in the context of the application as a whole. This course had lots of theory, but was consistently considered in a practical setting. The instructor was a rock-star who is clearly an accomplished expert. This training delivered in terms of content, experience and value for dollar. The next time I need technical training I will definitely go to Marakana first.
Sasa has demonstrated an excellent knowledge of Android. I now have a clear understanding of how the big pieces fit together, how to apply best practices for Android. I also know what are the possibilities and where and how to look in the documentation. Thank you Sasa.
The instructor did a great job of imparting complex information at a rapid clip. Hands-on activities were challenging and interesting.
Instructor has excellent knowledge and allows the student copies of his work to review if they got lost. This was excellent (for me). I highly recommend him for those wanting a deep technical look at Android.
I learned alot!!!
very intensive course but great !!!
Excellent Class. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
Overall great course to get started with Android with lots of in dept information on how to do a good working app.
The instructor is very knowledgable & precise in providing the required information.
The instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all questions that came up. He clearly has extensive knowledge in this domain area.
Wonderful class. Fantastic instructor (Aleksander). Fast paced, but very useful. I learned *so* much. The instructor was so knowledgeable he was able to answer every single question presented to him. Nice touch was also the free lunches. :)
Thank you, this was very helpful
Outstanding instructor. Innovative, responsive and (best of all) took great care to point out all of the pitfalls, did not rely on simply presenting correct examples. Excellent presentation style, very clear and very consciencious at the same time.
Indispensible . Absolutely fabulous course. Learned so much even after using apache for 10+ years.
I thoroughly enjoyed doing the course. I would like to certainly consider doing advanced Android training course.
It was a fast paced class, that gave a great overview of Web development using spring and hibernate.
The training met and exceeded my expectations...
Sasa is a well informed instructor with the ideal set on figuring out things for yourself and if you really get stuck he can easily help you out in more detail.
I had taken another class before with the instructor for this class, Aleksandar Gargenta, and he has demonstrated on multiple occasions that he is very well versed in the content he is presenting. I feel like I got a lot out of this course.
I am very very impressed, thank you.
Excellent course. Knowledgeable instructor. Many thanks...