Our eLearning Experts

Meet Skillsoft’s experienced team of eLearning experts from a variety of engineering, technology and developer backgrounds

Skillsoft uses the best-and-brightest subject matter experts for our video-based courses, our virtual instructor-led courses (Skillsoft Bootcamp), and our mentors.

Skilloft Experts - Technology and Developer
Andy Alfred
Andy Alfred

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

Andy Alfred has nearly a decade of experience in the IT and Engineering fields.  He has worked in various professional capacities across the industry such as QA Engineer, Web and Game Developer, Business Technology Manager and IT Consultant. Andy holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and has acted as a subject matter expert in a number of online developer oriented courses.  Some of Andy’s areas of specialty are Objective-C, C, C#, ActionScript, Java, HTML, Javascript, and PHP.

Axle Barr
Axle Barr

- Bootcamp Instructor: Technology and Developer

Originally coming from the world of finance, Axle Barr transitioned into technology because of a keen interest in software development. His curiosity led him to pursue multiple certifications, such as Microsoft’s MCSD and Project Management’s CAPM, and to build his portfolio of programming and scripting languages, databases, and computer networking technologies. Axle is currently a technical instructor at Skillsoft, specializing in full stack development, web development, microservices, and secure programming. With a commitment to lifelong learning, he is always ready to apply research to tasks and infuse deep thought and consideration to presentations, applications, and user interface development.

Colin Calnan
Colin Calnan

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

Colin Calnan is a Senior Web Developer with over 10 years’ experience. A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Design and Digital Media make him comfortable throughout the Full Stack in web-based projects. Colin is also an experienced instructor having taught Drupal development in continuing education at a University level. A voracious learner, Colin follows the curve of popular web development technologies to ensure he is using the best tool for the job.

Jamie Campbell
Jamie Campbell

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

With almost 25 years as an IT consultant, marketing communications expert, and professional writer, Jamie Campbell is a technology enthusiast with a passion for gadgets and a flair for problem solving. He has worked in the IT, publishing, and automotive industries, and is an accomplished graphic designer. In addition, he has been a technology instructor at prestigious design and technology colleges. He writes for tech blogs and has authored and published four novels.​

Kishan Iyer
Kishan Iyer

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

Kishan Iyer is a content engineer at Loonycorn, a technical video content studio. He earned his Masters degree in Computer Science at Columbia University and has worked for various companies such as Deutsche Bank, Electric Cloud and WebMD in the US before moving back to India to work at Loonycorn.

Ron Johnson
Ron Johnson

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

Ron Johnson is part of Alchemy Software Solutions’s E-learning and Training content development team. He has over a decade of experience providing client-based training and e-learning solutions. During Ron’s career, he has worked as a programmer, software engineer, consultant, and solutions architect. Ron’s IT certifications include Linux, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle. He specializes in application development, IT security, database solutions, big data solutions, cloud solutions, DevOps, and IoT.

Chris Keenan
Chris Keenan

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

Chris Keenan has over 15 years of experience in the IT field. During this time he has worked in various roles in the industry including web developer, instructional designer, training specialist, and subject matter expert. He has been responsible for the research, development and implementation of course curriculum both in a classroom setting and online environment and has acted as a subject matter expert in a variety of developer oriented content. Chris holds multiple professional IT certifications and his areas of specialty include HTML5, web and application development on the .NET Framework, Visual Basic, C#, JavaScript and Java.

Joseph Khoury
Joseph Khoury

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

Joseph Khoury is a Professional Engineer, IT Consultant, and Entrepreneur.  As a professional engineer, he has logged over 8000 hours managing projects.  Driven by entrepreneurial motivation, Mr.  Khoury has founded and sold two IT-based businesses and has been involved in the eLearning market for the better part of 12 years.   Mr. Khoury writes for an IT-based eLearning blog and is a published author for the IEEE.  He often speaks at IT conferences on technology-based subjects globally.

Dan Lachance
Dan Lachance

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

Dan Lachance has worked in various IT roles since 1993, including as a technical trainer with Global Knowledge, programmer, consultant, as well as an IT tech author and editor for McGraw-Hill and Wiley Publishing. He has held and still holds IT certifications in Linux, Novell, Lotus, CompTIA and Microsoft. His specialties over the years have included networking, IT security, cloud solutions, Linux management, and configuration and troubleshooting across a wide array of Microsoft products.

Boris Misljencevic
Boris Misljencevic

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

Boris Misljencevic has over 5 years of experience working as a software engineer in the IT field. He has work experience with large Silicon Valley based tech companies as well as authoring multiple Android and web apps. Boris’s skills and interests lie in: C/C++, Python, Django, Java, Android, cloud computing as well as Windows and Linux development tools. His education is in Computer Systems Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. He is also an active pilot, holding both commercial and flight Instructor licenses.

Erick Moline
Erick Moline

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

Erick Moline is part of Alchemy Software Solutions’s E-learning and Training content development team. He has over 15 years of experience providing client-based training and e-learning solutions. During Erick’s career, he has worked as a programmer, software engineer, systems administrator, systems architect, performance engineer and DevOps engineer. Erick’s IT certifications include Java, Linux, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle. He specializes in application development, systems architecture, IT security, database design and solutions, big data solutions, virtualization and cloud solutions, DevOps and IoT.

Carl Mullin
Carl Mullin

- Mentor: Business/Technology and Developer

Having worked as an ILT instructor in the onset of the technology boom, Carl is a seasoned IT professional and has been with Skillsoft for 20 years. His classroom experience serves him well as a trainer in Skillsoft authoring tools, an online instructor, technical writer, and content developer. Since joining Skillsoft, his interest in computer networking has expanded into project management disciplines. This keeps him busy as an active PRINCE2 Facilitator and key player in the PMI accreditation process for Skillsoft content. In addition to being SSGB, ITIL, and PMP certified, Carl holds multiple professional IT certifications from CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft, and (ISC)².

Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy

- Bootcamp Instructor: Technology and Developer

Michael Murphy began his career in 1980 building spreadsheet applications on the predecessor of the AS400. He began supporting Microsoft software in 1985, MS-DOS based PCs and a variety of end user software. When NT 4 and Exchange 5.5 came out he quickly graduated to supporting those products and earned his first of many MCSEs. In 2003 he was hired as an IT evangelist by Microsoft’s TechNet team and served the company for over 6 years, executing the Mid Atlantic Technical track launch events for Server 2003, Exchange 2007, Vista, Server 2008 and many others.

Niranjan Pandey
Niranjan Pandey

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

Niranjan Pandey is part of Alchemy Software Solution’s E-learning and Training content development team. He has over 20 years of experience providing client-based training and e-learning solutions. During his career, he has worked as a developer, IBM SOA architect, DevOps engineer, Hadoop administrator and solutions architect. Niranjan’s IT certifications include Java, IBM, Oracle, and Cloudera Hadoop. He specializes in application development, systems architecture, IT security, database design and big data solutions, virtualization and cloud solutions, machine and deep learning solutions, automation and robotics, DevOps and IoT.

Janani Ravi
Janani Ravi

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

Janani Ravi is the co-founder of Loonycorn, a technical video content studio. She earned her Masters degree from Stanford and worked at Google for over 7 years. She was one of the first engineers to work on the Google Docs collaboration platform. In addition, she has also worked at companies such as Microsoft and Flipkart. Janani is a certified Google Cloud Architect and Data Engineer.

Dave Robichaud
Dave Robichaud

- Mentor: Business/Technology and Developer

Working as an online instructor, content developer, and technical writer, Dave has over 14 years of experience with the Skillsoft Mentoring team. He began in the IT field as a Computer Technician, gaining extensive knowledge in PC repair and network administration. He has since established himself as an expert in project management and local and wide area networks using Microsoft and Cisco technologies before moving onto software development. Dave’s certifications include Oracle Java and Microsoft developer-based certifications along with PMP, SSGB, ITIL, and numerous Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA networking-based certifications.

Charles Robinson
Charles Robinson

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

Charles Robinson is an information technology professional with 19 years of experience. As an IT Solution Architect, Charles uses his combination of computer science degree, IT training, and years of progressive industry experience in 24×7 mission critical environments to deliver technology solutions that meet specific business needs. Specializing within the Software and Application domains of Development and Information Systems, Charles has gained valuable experience, and exposure across all aspects of the IT solutions design, deployment, and operation’s lifecycle.

Aaron Sampson
Aaron Sampson

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

Aaron is a seasoned and experienced IT professional having started in the industry in 1995. With a primary focus on certified technical training he can be found most of the time in a classroom environment training primarily in network infrastructure and services. Aaron has also been involved with extensive practical implementations in a variety of technical and operational capacities including research and development, business strategies, project management and process analysis for clients requiring a wide variety of technology based solutions.

Steve Scott
Steve Scott

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

Steve Scott has been a software developer and IT Consultant for 20 years.   Steve’s career has been spent serving clients across the globe, responsible for building software architecture, hiring development teams, and solving complex problems through code. With his toolbox of languages, platforms, tools, and APIs, Steve rounds out his coding experience with a formal background in Mathematics and Computer Science at Mount Allison University.

Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon

- Bootcamp Instructor: Technology and Developer

Michael J Shannon began his IT career when he transitioned from recording studio engineer to network technician for a major telecommunications company in the early 1990’s. He soon began to focus on security and was one of the first 10 people to attain the HIPAA Certified Security Specialist. Throughout his 30 years in IT he has worked as an employee, contractor, and consultant for several companies including Platinum Technologies, Fujitsu, IBM, State Farm, and MindSharp among others. Mr. Shannon has authored several books, training manuals, published articles, and CBT modules over the years as well. He has attained the CCNP Security, CISSP, ITIL Intermediate SO and RCV, and Security+ certifications in the security field. He is a technical instructor for Skillsoft specializing in all things security.

April Sidorski
April Sidorski

- Instructor: Technology and Developer

April Sidorski is part of Alchemy Software Solutions’s E-learning and Training content development team. She has over a decade of experience providing client-based training and e-learning solutions. During April’s career, she has worked as a software developer, architect and architect lead. April’s IT certifications include Java, Hadoop, IBM, and Oracle. She specializes in application development, data analytics, database solutions, big data solutions, cloud solutions, DevOps, and machine learning.

Barbara Waters
Barbara Waters

- Bootcamp Instructor: Business/Technology and Developer

Barbara has over 20 years of experience managing projects and implementing process improvements for Fortune 500 companies. She has been responsible for a number of notable projects, including the creation of call centers for two state agencies and a successful employee retention program. Barbara serves as an adjunct business professor and consultant for Total Quality Management and process improvement. Barbara’s certifications include PMP, PMI-ACP, CAPM and Project+.