ABOUT

I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Istanbul. I went to the Austrian High School, lived in Turkey, Spain and America, traveled more and learned 4 languages along the way. I consider myself an artist. I started with painting as a kid and continued with other forms of art such as illusion, film, photography and graphic design. Lately I work on software, which I consider to be the art of our age. I study computer science and like to focus on user experience and design on my projects. I also ride horses and race sail boats. I have interned in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and Chartbeat.

Here is an interview of my aunt, Seyla Benhabip talking about our family background.

EDUCATION

Hampton University

B.S. Computer Science 2011 - 2015
Student Athlete | Varsity Sailing Team
Current Cumulative GPA: 3.84

Sankt Georgs Austrian High School

Math Science Matura 2006 - 2011
Istanbul, Turkey

I.E.S. Pando

Science and Technology (AFS Exchange Student) 2009 - 2010
Oviedo, Spain

SKILLS

Frontend

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • AngularJS
  • d3.js
  • Bootstrap
  • Foundation

Backend

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Codeigniter
  • Parse
  • Python
  • Django
  • Flask
  • Heroku
  • Building Web Services/APIs
  • MongoDB
  • Java

Mobile

  • iOS (Objective-C)
  • Android (Java)
  • Windows Phone (C#)

Design

  • Photoshop
  • Sketch
  • Origami
  • Form
  • Framer.js
  • Illustrator
  • PaintCode
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PROJECTS

EXPERIENCE

Chartbeat Inc.

Software Engineer Intern

May 2014 - August 2014

  • Python
  • Django
  • JavaScript
  • AngularJS
  • D3.js

Chartbeat is a realtime analytics company focused on online publishers and advertisers. I worked on a variety of projects including backend using Django (Python) and frontend using AngularJS (JavaScript). I built the entire frontend of a new product which lead me to gain experience with data visualization.

Opensea

Technical Lead

May 2014 - Present

  • Objective-C
  • Parse

Opensea is a social network for students with over 2500 users on both Android and iOS platforms. I developed the iOS application initially and then managed a team of two other engineers as the technical lead of the project. Also designed the product while analyzing user behavior and needs.

Carnegie Mellon University

Research Intern

June 2013 - August 2013

  • Eclipse RCP
  • Java
  • Tekkotsu
  • C++

Working under the instruction of Dr. David Touretzky and Dr. Chutima Boonthum. The Tekkotsu State Machine Composer is a graphical editor for creating state machines for controlling intelligent robots. The Tekkotsu State Machine Composer will be built on top of the Eclipse RCP framework. Currently in the planning and design process.

AFS Intercultural Programs Turkey

Volunteer Web Developer

August 2012 - September 2012

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • MySQL

Developing an interactive social platform where volunteers can come together, apply for seminars, create and attend events, share photos. Serves as an online database of members’ information for the association board. Working in a team of two, major responsibility: back-end engineering using PHP and MySQL and advising the front-end engineer in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Hampton University

Student Researcher

September 2012 - December 2012

  • Custom Hardware
  • Handy Cricket Microcontroller
  • Cricket Logo Language

Worked under the instruction of Dr. Chutima Boonthum. Involved in research including the creation of an autonomous aquatic robot. Used the Cricket Logo programming language to develop and execute programs. Designed and built a boat that carried the Handy Cricket microcontroller used during research. Developed programs that enabled autonomous control of the robot’s sensor, motor and rotor.

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