Software Developer and Instructor
Justin Dennison is a certified AWS Solutions Architect and Developer with over 8 years of teaching experience science, mathematics, and technology both in person and online. In the past, Justin was a tutor and teaching assistant for physics, math, and engineering courses. He transitioned to secondary (high school) education where he continued to hone his presentation and pedagogical practices. Initially, Justin taught mathematics and science, but brought his love of technology into the classroom with offerings of Java programming, web development, and object-oriented programming practices.
Currently, Justin is an edutainer at ITProTV, an online training provider focusing on Information Technology. ITProTV's sister brand DevProTv focuses on development, programming, as well as DevOps technologies. ITProTV is an online membership platform delivering binge-worthy learning™ to train IT profession in every stage of their careers. With training that's more like a talk show, members watch a subject matter expect (SME) engage with a host to create a better-than-classroom experience.
"I love my own personal 'ah ha' moments and want to help anyone and everyone have those as well. I find it very rewarding to help people build a mental model for a topic as well as expand individual's learning toolbox." Personally, I love to learn. Knowledge is one of the things that someone else can't take from you. As a result, I am a voracious consumer of information. In doing so, I try my best to find alternative thought processes that can help me and my students understand difficult topics. I find that people that have a concrete model to reason about a topic are able to move forward instead of getting frustrated. Moreover, I try to provide a level of detail, where appropriate, that removes the "magic" that frustrates people. In doing so, I preempt the hangups and "gotcha's" that can hinder learning so that my students do not have to wrestle with those issues.
Outside the Studio
Justin was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. However, graduate school brought him to sunny Florida. When he did not have to endure snow, he was hooked and decided to settle down. When he is not teaching others how to program or use technology, he likes to read fantasy novels, program (just for fun!), and create things out of wood and metal. If you hear a little bit of a southern drawl when watching, remember that brings a little charm to the experience.
Ready to learn? Grab some popcorn and start binge-watching DevProTV.