Gazihan Alankus is an assistant professor at Izmir University of Economics, where he teaches courses related to mobile applications, games, and IoT. He received his PhD from Washington University in St. Louis and worked as an intern at Google. In 2019, he became a Google Developer Expert in the Dart programming language. He enjoys working on a variety of research and development projects.
Rogério Theodoro de Brito has a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in computational biology, both from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Academically, he is a free/open source software (FOSS) enthusiast and teaches various subjects in computer science and IT at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paulo, Brazil. He was the technical reviewer of Packt's edX E-Learning Course Marketing. After completing his master's degree, he started his role as an academic instructor and has been working with many languages, such as C, C++, Java, C, Perl, and Python. He writes, co-writes, and maintains a number of projects with two of the most prominent learning platforms, coursera-dl and edx-dl, and is dedicated to helping users of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) download materials for their study from MOOC platforms. He is very excited by using the Java language to build Android applications.
Basheer Ahamed Fazal works as a technical architect at a renowned Software as a Service-based product company in India. He had advanced his career with technology organizations such as Cognizant, Symantec, HID Global, and Ooyala. He has seasoned his programming and algorithmic abilities by solving complex problems around agile product development, including those to do with microservices, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud-based architectures, application security, and big data- and AI- driven initiatives. Apart from his technical career, he has emerged as a professional trainer and has conducted various training sessions on Java, Python, application security, machine learning, and more. He holds a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering from Anna University, Chennai, and has a Scrum Master Certification from Scrum Alliance.
Miles Obare leads the data engineering team at Betika, a Nairobi-based sports betting firm. He works on building real-time, scalable backend systems. Formerly, he worked as a data engineer for a fintech start-up, where his role involved developing and deploying data pipelines and machine learning models to production. He holds a degree in electrical and computer engineering and often writes about distributed systems.