I was born in 1976 in Turkey. I lived in Gulsehir, a small beautiful town in Cappadocia in Central Anatolia. 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.
I studied science and math, graduated with GPA 3.98 over 5.00. Then, I got a BS degree in Math from Koc University, graduated with GPA of 3.20 over 4.00. During my studies, I’ve been presented an award from the president of Koc University. After graduation, for about 8 months, I worked as a junior IT engineer for a textile company in Corlu.
Then, I have attended Marmara University towards master of science degree in Computer Science and Engineering. The dean of Faculty of Engineering kindly granted an award for my part in implementing the quality standards at the university using EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management).
During numerical analysis course, I started programming in the first months of 1997. I learned Fortran and Visual Basic together with databases Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel with VBA macros for operations management and optimisations. 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, 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.
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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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