John Bura is one of the 10 highest grossing Udemy instructors. Recently the top 10 instructors have sold over 10 million dollars of courses collectively. John Bura has been programming games since 1997 and teaching since 2002. John is the owner of the game development studio Mammoth Interactive. This company produces XBOX 360, iPhone, iPad, android, HTML 5, ad-games and more. Mammoth Interactive recently sold a game to Nickelodeon! John has been contracted by many different companies to provide game design, audio, programming, level design and project management. To this day John has 40 commercial games that he has contributed to. Several of the games he has produced have risen to the top 10 in the Apple's app store. In his spare time John likes to play ultimate Frisbee, cycle and work out.
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Do your kids spend too much time on the computer, phone or tablet? Don't you wish they could do something more productive? Why not get them to learn a life long valuable skill that will lead them into a career that pays 2 times the national average?
Programming is the new math. The average computer programmer makes 78k a year and there will always be a need for programmers. The only problem is that all of the educational courses are not tailored towards the learning styles of children. Most of the documentation is geared towards people over 18.
This course shows kids how to code by adapting the material to their learning styles. There are animated lectures, informative screencasts and tests.
This course is not only fun for kids to watch and listen, it is interactive and fun. More and more people are learning to code so do you want your kids to not have the same opportunities as others? This course offers your kids a competitive advantage.
Employers look for technical skills and applicants that can code are more attractive to hire. Even if the job isn't technical it always helps to have that technical knowledge to communicate with the technical team. Personally, I like to hire people with programming skills. If they are artists, video editors, or social media marketers, I generally prefer to hire people with programming experience.
About me, the instructor
My name is John Bura and I have run the software company Mammoth Interactive. We have had a ton of sales on our software which includes XBOX 360, iPad and iPhone games. On top of this I have been teaching people full time since I was 17. With the combination of teaching experience and real world experience, I have a truly unique experience that you can't find anywhere else. The knowledge I give out is from first hand knowledge of the industry and years of teaching experience.
Thank you for considering to purchase my course. Even if you choose to not buy it I wish you and your family a happy road to success.
Honestly this was just too basic for me, even though it is an introduction it was over the top. The instructor overly explains ideas/rules wasting videos and time.
This course lays the material out in a very simple and basic way. Perhaps this can be a good thing and a bad thing. On the one hand this course can actually make somebody who has never programmed before into a moderate programmer. On the other hand, if you have any sort of computer experience these lessons can be real slow. When I mean slow I mean really slow. Overall the animations were a nice touch and I enjoyed the actual programming. There were no extra costs with this course and that was nice because sometimes these courses force you to buy software.
This course is very child friendly and it does make the complicated art of programming easy to understand. Let me talk about the pros and cons of the course. First of all, there are animated videos for the kids to learn the basics of how a computer works and how programming works. I feel that this was a very good touch for the start of the course. Later, the instructor moves to screencasts where the instructor shows how programming is done. The are all succinct and are well organized. The bad part about this course is that there are test are not automated they are just videos telling the kids what to do. I wish these could be better. Having said that, this is a good course to teach people about programming.