First things first. Why “Kousen IT”? My last name is pronounced like the relative (cousin), so while I say “Cousin I.T.,” my wife pronounces my company name like it was a member of the Addams Family.
My name is Ken Kousen, and I am the owner of Kousen IT, Inc., a company that does software training and consulting. I teach training courses and do consulting and mentoring in the Java-related areas, specializing in topics that include Java, Groovy, Gradle, Kotlin, Android, and Spring.
For those who don’t feel like visiting my company site, I am a Java Champion, Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, Grails Rock Star, and the author of the books Kotlin Cookbook (O’Reilly), Modern Java Recipes (O’Reilly), Gradle Recipes for Android (O’Reilly), and Making Java Groovy (Manning).
On the academic front, I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BS in Mathematics from M.I.T., an MA and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I. I teach roughly one course a semester at Rensselaer at Hartford.
Finally, the subtitle “I teach the stuff — I didn’t say I could do it,” is pretty close to the same quote by Robin Williams from Good Will Hunting.
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