I was born in July 6, 1976, in Aksaray, Turkey. I lived in Gulsehir, a small beautiful town of Nevsehir in Cappadocia in Central Anatolia, for most of my childhood (1978-1987). We moved to Aksaray and then to Mersin. At Icel Mersin Anatolian High School, I played volleyball:
and won several prizes in Turkish volleyball championships:
and learned science and math (1989-1994) with GPA 3.98 over 5.00:
I got a BS degree in Math from Koc University (1994-1998) with GPA of 3.20 over 4.00.
During my studies, I’ve been presented an award from the president of Koc University:
For about 8 months, I worked for a textile company (1998-1999), from 8/8/98 to 5/5/99 to be exact!
Then, I have attended Marmara University Faculty of Engineering towards master of science degree in Computer Science and Engineering (1999-2002). The dean of Marmara University Faculty of Engineering kindly granted an award for my part in implementing the quality standards at the university:
During numerical analysis course, I started programming in the first months of 1997. I learned Fortran (77 and 90) and Visual Basic (3.0 and 4.0) together with databases Microsoft Access (2.0, 95, 97) and Microsoft Excel with VBA macros for operations management and optimizations. I worked on Wavelet Theory and its applications on world stock exchange markets.
I can say that at Marmara University I got the real logic behind programming esp. after attending digital design, programming languages, compilers, databases and e-commerce courses. With the help of fantastic instructors, I had a better understanding of various programming languages such as Ada, C, Pascal, C++, Java, Prolog. I wrote C++ console applications for Artificial Intelligence and Fuzzy Logic theory to work on ECG heart signals.
I had a chance to be a research and teaching assistant (for database and software engineering courses). I also maintained and improved student affairs database application written using Delphi and Interbase. I wrote a small ASP web front-end for students. I showed Oracle and MS SQL Server databases to my students. I taught Visual Basic courses. With a close friend of mine (Yusuf Sahin), I administered faculty’s web and email servers running on Solaris, Linux and FreeBSD. I always liked trying and learning new things. Perl and PHP were two of these. On my spare times, I worked as a freelance programmer.
I got married in October 2002. I resigned from my job at Marmara University, and came to the UK.
For a few months I worked at various odd jobs. After I met Matthew Bell and finished two projects for Bell IT 2000 Ltd (now Bell ICT Ltd) within 6 months, I established Argeus. I also became a partner at Employee Share Plans Software Ltd in 2006.
Some of the clients I have worked for, directly or indirectly, are:
1st Step UK
A Target Trading
Balton CP Holdings
Black Cat Couriers
J De Bruyn Flooring
Marks & Spencer
Money Advice Service
My Next Match
My Beauty Secrets
Orange, Everything Everywhere
Oxford Education Consultancy
The Automation Partnership
The Locum Placement Group
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