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:
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[top] Student Testimonials
Sasa was an excellent instructor and very patient with our many work related interruptions!
Excellent course. Sasa is an outstanding instructor. Extremely knowledgable and an excellent teacher.
Teacher was excellent! The sample project was excellent. It will make a good project to use as a foundation for our next spring project.
Sasa is very knowledgeable and I learned an immense amount of information. I will recommend this training for others in my organization.
Great pace, great content, great instructor. You have enough knowledge to go further explore with a good understanding.
I thoroughly enjoyed doing the course. I would like to certainly consider doing advanced Android training course.
Many hours of reading and testing was saved ... this course has let me go to android real world apps from the theoretical to the practical.
The amount of stuff to be covered in this course is quite too much, but instructor covered pretty much all. The time can be extended of this course to cover it better. Amazing Course!
Definitely a great introduction to Android programming. The study materials are very thorough and that's a great help.
Instructor has very good knowledge and is able to reach out. Overall the course was really helpful to understand.
Highly recommend this course for anyone who intend to build Android applications.
I like the pace. Very fast. Before this class I had not touched the Android build. I had only created a few small apps. I felt I was able to keep up because of the organization of the class.
One of the best Java teacher I have met. Very knowledgable and lot of demo in class.
This is a great "highly condensed" course for person even with little programming background, will look forward to the Advance class soon!
It was good overall and did demystify a good number of fuzzy areas for me. Very organized which is appreciated and the sample code was useful. Thanks!
Every topic that I was looking for practice or deeper explantion was covered completely. Topics that I already had a good understanding of were explained further, and I was able to pick up details that I either did not know or had previously overlooked, which will help improve my future coding.
The breath and depth of the instructor's experience and knowlege was phenominal. The course was a great experience.
Excellent class. The coursework was well organized and delivered. Thanks for a great course.
Sasa was great! Outstanding instructor...really knows is craft.
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.
The instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all questions that came up. He clearly has extensive knowledge in this domain area.
Loved the fact that the instructor was able to teach the information and catch up with the slides after the fact instead of just reading directly from the slides in the book. Plus, the real-life examples were extremely helpful in understanding the material better.
Sasa is very knowledgeable about android development and provided excellent instructions over the 5day course. It is rare to have instructors that are capable of troubleshooting problems on their feet using very little time during the labs.
The instructor was supremely knowledgeable, not only in the course material, but on android in general. Obviously, he is an astute developer in addition to being a course instructor. I especially appreciated the tips on best practice and coding style, and the instructor's willingness to address questions outside the scope of the course project.
This was a great course. I really enjoyed learning what I did and I also enjoyed discussions with the instructor and would strongly recommend this course to anyone wishing to write applications for the android phone. Be prepared to work hard and learn a lot!
Overall the course was great. The instructor really knows his stuff. I definitely learned a lot in just a week. Hope this is the beginning of great things!
This class was excellent! Sasa is a great instructor with a good understanding of theory, but also a top notch developer very familiar with the low-level details -- super impressive. This class exceeded my expectations. I learned so much. Thank you. :-)
Excellent Training has giving such a great knowledge of Tomcat!
Wide range of experience with students in class but material was well paced.
Overall great course to get started with Android with lots of in dept information on how to do a good working app.