Hi, my name is Jan! I am passionate about computer programming, business intelligence and data science, and I like to share my 40+ years experience with others. I have mentored many people in these topics in the corporate world, always with an unqualified success. My tutoring philosophy is to show my students that learning is a rewarding experience and to stir life long interest in these fields. I have used R professionally for over 2 years as my primary tool for machine learning applicat... [more]
I have an extensive background in and passion for World History. I grew up in what is today the Czech Republic and then defected to Canada in the early 1980s. The Czech Republic is located at a crossroads in Europe. This beginning enticed me to learn not only about the dominant countries of Western Europe but also about the countries of Central Europe and the former Soviet Union encompassing Central Asia. Also, through independent study, I have acquired a good understanding of Middle Eastern, Indian and Chinese history. In terms of formal study and experiences, I have run several businesses in France and in Canada. I spent some time doing Buddhist studies in Japan. Additionally, in the late 1990s, I pursued a degree at the California Institute of Integral Studies focusing on studies of East-West history and religions.
I have used C# as my primary programming language since its introduction in 2002. I have used it for a wide scale of applications ranging from Business Intelligence to mobile solutions. I wrote the first C# application approved by FDA.