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E-learning is changing the transmission of intelligence around the world. Raccoon Gang founders were pioneers in the development and implementation of the Open edX platform back in 2014 and are still actively developing it.

The company specializes in building eLearning solutions based on the Open edX platform.  We help our clients perform Open edX customization, XBlock development, course deployment and custom web development.
Our expertise lies in the following areas:

  • Full Web Stack: Python and Django; Javascript,  Angular, Node, Backbone, D3; HTML5, CSS3
  • Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • E-learning: Open EdX, Devops
  • Cloud services:  AWS, Azure, Ansible

We love E-learning, EduTech and the cutting-edge of technology. We have the R&D background (PhDs in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science) to bring your education vision to reality. Our agility with eLearning technologies will help you drive good results of any education efforts.. 

Some facts about us:

  • More than 50 projects in 2 years 

  • More than 700,000 students learn on our platforms

  • We are partners of Carnegie Melon University, University of California, Los Angeles, Microsoft, Applied Materials, edX.org, Open Education Platform Russia, etc.

services

Open edX Deployment, Customization and Branding

Our Leaders

Alexey Radchenko

 

Alexey Radchenko - CEO

Alexey has worked as a developer since 2002 and starting from 2012 he has managed multiple development projects. Alexey has a significant expertise as a university lecturer of "Web development with Python" course. He participated as an expert and Tech Lead in the development of web projects for Microsoft, Wargaming, Odesk, Schwarzkopf, a variety of Startups and NGO's. Alexey has broad experience in developing web services including CMS, e-commerce, eLearning and EduTech.

Alexander Kryklia

 

 

Alexander Kryklia - CTO

As the former lead of the edX blades team, Alex has expert knowledge of the Open edX platform. His R&D background (PhD from IPMS NANU) has helped him to create significant course-specific content that has been shared with the open source community. Alexander was the core developer or supervisor of a variety of edX development XBlocks/Xmodules including the video player, chemical equation, conditional, poll, LTI, etc. Alex is used to leading cross-cultural teams and experienced in product development
 

Randy Ostler

 

Randy Ostler - Director of Operations, US

Randy has extensive experience bridging the technology gap.  He has an MBA from the University of Texas and a Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University.
Randy worked as the CIO and COO of international remittance companies implementing data warehousing and business intelligence tools.  He has been instrumental in implementing Open edX in Polestar Pilates to bring uniformity to their world-wide education efforts.

Sergiy Movchan

Sergiy Movchan - Head of Business Development

Sergiy is in IT since 2002 and starting from 2004 - in various management positions. The focal point of his professional interests currently includes customer collaboration, technologically challenging projects and a team of bright professionals to work with. Sergiy's experience include being top manager that turned a team of 30 colleagues into one of the biggest Ukrainian IT companies with 1200 employees. As a center of excellence director he was in charge for creating educational programs, career paths, and all kinds of online and offline courses supporting hiring and personnel professional growth.

Sergiy has a Master’s degree in Computer Science, graduated cum laude from Kharkiv National Aerospace University “KhAI". 
His specialties include problem-solving, negotiations, business analysis, leading software development projects during the whole lifecycle, code/architecture review, human management, processes development & improvement, personnel education and development.

Peter Koblyakov

 

Peter Koblyakov - Project Manager

Peter’s background is in management and startup development. He has Master's degree in Applied Mathematics from Kharkiv National University of Karazina. His job as a PM required the development of complex mathematical models in finance, statistics and data analysis. Peter's experience in agile project management and team management has fueled Racoon Gang’s ability to grow in support of multiple world wide clients. His main responsibilities are resources allocation and project execution.

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