My name is Gustavo Pezzi, and I'm the benevolent dictator of this education platform. I'm also a university lecturer in London UK, where I teach computer science and mathematics. My academic path includes institutions such as Pittsburg State University, City University of London, and University of Oxford.
I have received multiple teaching awards during my career as an educator, and I also own some useful scars from 15+ years of industry experience as a programmer.
But after all is said and done, I'm just a guy who absolutely loves to teach... and I'm sure it shows.
Pikuma was created to teach the building blocks of computer science and mathematics. Here, everything is taught from first principles, and the main goal is a low-level understanding of how things work.
Think of each course as a comprehensive video book; but more than just a book, here we get to sit together, understand every formula, savour every line of code, and write a project to really consolidate our knowledge.
One of my students wrote that "the course felt like going on a great short vacation with an excellent guide." I want Pikuma to be just that; going on a fun holiday to a quiet cabin in the woods with a nerd friend.
Pikuma is not about tech career, productivity, or finding a job. Pikuma is about the joy of opening black boxes!
If you're looking for industry-relevant tools or tips on career and employability, then you're probably not in the right place. This is an education platform; not a coding bootcamp.
I noticed that the majority of my students are usually hobbyists or professional programmers already, but beginners are always welcomed to join. I design all the content to be super beginner-friendly, regardless of how scary the topic sounds.
Above all, this is a light-hearted and welcoming platform, with no place for ego.
Like my students say, "Pikuma is no fast-food." You'll learn the low-level details of why and how things work. Each course comes with a set of lectures, videos, quizzes, exercises, and structured activities to consolidate your knowledge on the topics.
I don't sell hyped tech buzzwords or make false coding bootcamp promises. I try to focus on concepts that are timeless and that will hold true even after technology is replaced. Also, there are no sales gimmicks here, such as running promotions or offering discount codes.
You'll receive a weekly progress reminder to keep you on track and motivate you to finish your course. Let's face it, how many of us purchase courses and never finish them? Unlike other platforms, I want you to complete the course and get full value from it.
If you are not convinced by the testimonials, check it out for yourself. You'll get your money back within 14-days if you're not satisfied.
All courses aim to cover important aspects of the standard computer science curriculum: