I'm Kieran Mathieson, your instructor for the course.
Please call me by my first name, Kieran. It's pronounced like this.
I was born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1960. Yes, I'm really old. I learned to program computers in 1978, and have been doing it ever since. I came to the US in 1983, and finished my Ph.D. in information systems in 1987. I've been at Oakland University in Michigan since 1991. That's a long time.
I'm married, have two grown children, and two dogs. You'll meet the dogs, Renata and Rosie. I loooove dogs. I like to play computer games to relax, things like Skyrim, Borderlands, and FarCry 5. I'm a proud nobody. I like Vegemite, and chocolate chip cookies.
I made this website to help you get the most from the time you invest in the course. Not only did I write the lessons here, but also the software used to write the lessons. The software is called Skilling. It's open source. Anyone can download it, and make their own courses.