Pikuma: FAQ

Your questions answered

1. What is Pikuma?

Pikuma is a school focusing on the fundamentals of computer science, programming and mathematics. All of the content is created and delivered by me exclusively and structured to be ad-free, intimidation-free, and distraction-free to create an optimal learning environment. Pikuma is a fun, light-hearted, and welcoming place where there is no place for ego or elitism.


2. Why the rubber duck?

"Rubber duck debugging" is a popular method of debugging code, where the programmer explains the code to the duck, line-by-line, and in the process of breaking down the problem it eventually figures out how to solve it. I strongly believe in the power of understanding and being able to explain line-by-line what we are doing. It is the heart of my teaching methodology and delivery format.


3. I am having trouble enrolling on a course. What sould I do?

Just send me a quick email and I will sort out the glitch immediately.


4. What are the next courses about?

I work on courses that I feel excited about and believe I can add value to. You can subscribe for free and be the first to get notified along with any other news.


5. Do you have any sales schedule, location discount or coupon code for the courses?

No. I have decided to keep this platform gimmick free. There are no "offers", "coupons", or "discounts." This means you don't need to constantly be on the hunt or feel misled over "promotions." The price you pay is the same regardless of geographical location or background.


6. What if I don't like the course?

You get your money back. I offer a 14-day money back guarantee. Just fill out the refund form and I will process your refund.


7. Can I get an invoice for my purchase?

Yes, of course. As soon as you make a purchase from pikuma.com, you'll receive an automated email with the order receipt. This receipt will be available on your student dashboard as well.


8. How do I delete my account?

Please send a message and I will arrange that for you.


9. I really like what you do, what can I do to help?

Please share your findings with others; I rely on your word of mouth to cover the costs of the platform. This includes keeping Pikuma always ad-free, hosting content, discussions, and creating new courses.

So if you really enjoyed the courses and if you believe this is of good value, all I ask is that you spread the word!

If you want to contribute further (absolutely no pressure or obligation whatsoever), you can also donate using the button below:


10. What course should I start with?

There is no logical sequence of courses that you should take. Each course is designed to be self-contained and the course page will mention if there are any prerequisites. That being said, you'll probably get the most value out of the course if you already know the basics of programming.


11. Can I download the course?

There are downloadable resources, such as source code, articles, and exercises to help your personal learning only. But the video lectures are only accessible online through the platform, which is available 24-7 via desktop or mobile.


12. Do you have any app so that I can watch the videos offline?

No. However, you can access the Pikuma platform using any web browser, including the one on your mobile phone or tablet.