Who am i?

Want to get to know me? Take a look at my CV. (Yeah i am the one on the left with a big smile!)

What have i been doing with my professional life?

It’s been close to a decade since i started working in web project. I have taken part in various web projects, developed mobile applications, lead teams as GM and CTO.

What have i done through these years? Well, its been a quite adventure for me. I spent 7 years of my professional life in once the biggest social network of Turkey, Yonja.com Those were the best years in my career, which i can wholeheartedly say.

During these years we developed a craigslist clone, a foursquare clone, a twitter clone, a branchout clone (which we sold to kariyer.net), i launched my own project called notpaylas.com for university student to share their notes in 2010, but it failed.

Anyways, my adventure continued with Kariyer.net afterwards. There i dealt with side businesses. KariyerPro (HRMS), Tumislerburada.com (free job-board), Kariyerakademi.net (online learning), Memnuniyetanalizi.net (employee satisfaction surveys). But after a year or so i left, why? Because bureaucracy, because no real challenges etc.

Then i continued as a CTO for a start up. After 6 months i left while i felt that i am becoming a developer more than a CTO to the company, more on that in a blog post.

Now i am going to start on a new adventure as Product owner. In this blog, i will share my current and previous experiences.

Skills

Being devils advocate

I ask tons of questions, literally. I think it is pretty important to be able to get answers. But it is also important to ask right questions, right?

Product / Project Management

I am a pretty organized human being. But, my nickname is actually "robot", so imagine how disciplined, organized i can be when it comes to scope management.

Of course being PM / PO is not about just being disciplined, i believe it is also about being an enabler. I am a big fan of creating / solving chaos and i find any kind of chaos mesmerizing. With a good team, each chaos brings new joys and opportunities.

Web development

I realized that i can work with any kind of development language. I am not the expert in any of them, but i get the stuff done. Whether it is ruby, java, c#, go... you name it. I have tried this many times and somehow i managed to get things done in any kind of environment.

Problem solving

Pls refer to: Being devils advocate