Ken Kousen

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Ken Kousen is the President of Kousen IT, Inc., through which he does technical training, mentoring, and consulting in all areas related to Java, specializing in Android, Spring, Kotlin, Groovy, and Gradle. He is the author of the "Kotlin Cookbook", "Modern Java Recipes", and "Gradle for Android", all from O'Reilly Media, and "Making Java Groovy" from Manning.

Ken is a Java Champion and a regular speaker on the No Fluff, Just Stuff conference tour, and has spoken at many international conferences. He is also a multiple winner of the JavaOne Rock Star award. Over the past decade he has taught thousands of developers in business and industry. In addition to owning several technical certifications, his academic background includes two BS degrees from M.I.T., an MS and a Ph.D. from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I.