Ken almost started coding at an early age when he used a battery, two wires and an old flashcube to make a flashlight (those in the other room saw a blinding flash, then heard screams of agony). Dodging this early accident, he never stops learning how to break things. He is Chariot’s Training Services director, and writes and teaches lots of AngularJS courses. He also teaches/works with Spring, Java and Maven, among others, and worked previously with Spring Roo (he’s co-author of Spring Roo in Action from Manning), Grails and various databases. He loves photography and Jazz Drumming, and lives alone with four kids, a wife, three dogs and his tinnitus.