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Seyhun Akyürek

CTO / Senior Developer

writing code using Ruby, Rails, iOS, Swift and Cocoa — Living in Istanbul

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Primary scope

  • Overview product development and all the technological aspects of the application and managing tech-team.
  • Platform selection and technical design.
  • Passionate builder of decoupled systems that scale.
  • Expert knowledge of agile development based on real world delivery of products with focus on quality, cost, and speed-to-market
  • Broad knowledge of industry trends and pitfalls; ability to distill information and develop clear insights

Technical scope

  • Developing and maintaining Ruby On Rails, Javascript applications
  • Maintained Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, Apache VPC servers for internal / external projects
  • Shipped code on projects with an agile, test-driven development
  • Extensive experience with rspec, rails, ruby, jQuery and Angular.js, Mustache.js and underscore.js
  • Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, FourSquare API's
  • JSON, JSONP, XML protocols
  • Using Git for version control, revisions, contribution to open source projects.
  • Contributed to open source projects including twitter-bootstrap-rails
  • Reviewed pull requests, merged pull requests, and verified reported issues on open source projects

Skills

  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Ruby on Rails Mobile development (RESTful architecture)
  • NoSQL Database Development (Redis & MongoDB)
  • EventMachine, RabbitMQ, Varnish
  • Agile and TDD based development
  • Pragmatic Programming
  • Swift
  • Cocoa Touch
  • Atlassian (Jira, Bonfire, GreenHopper)

Projects

Introduce

Worked as Lead developer on introduceapp.me project, managed the team, implemented latest web technologies and methodologies.

  • Complex Rails application with MySQL, MongoDB, Redis database
  • RESTFUL API Interface for mobile application, built on Rails application with MySQL, MongoDB, Redis database
  • Developed Realtime messaging interface for notification system
  • Extensive API interfaces used (Twitter Search API, REST API and Streaming API)
  • Built highly scalable web backend
  • User authentication via Twitter

Pointro

Worked as Lead developer on pointro.me project, managed the team, implemented latest web technologies and methodologies.

  • Complex Rails application with MySQL, MongoDB, Redis database
  • Developed a location engine and realtime API integrations
  • Extensive API interfaces used (Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, Yelp, Booking, Tripadvisor)
  • Built highly scalable web backend
  • User authentication via Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram

HesaplaBakalım

Worked as Lead developer on hesaplabakalim.com project, managed the team, implemented latest web technologies and methodologies.

  • Complex Rails application with PostgreSQL, Redis database
  • Developed calculator engine (wizard style, or form style)
  • Cached and scaled application
  • Marketing actions (Google Analytics and Google Adwords)
  • User authentication via Facebook

e-PR.NET

Rails application for pressrooms and distributing its pressdocs

  • Complex Rails application for creating and managing pressrooms and pressdocs
  • Tracks user activity and reporting (usage based, keyword based and social based)

SosyalPosta.com

PHP application with MySQL database hosted on Amazon EC2

  • Complex PHP application for generating social postcards and sending as physical card
  • Contributed to application backend code

Background Experience

Python & Django Developer ( Before 2012)

  • Developed and maintained Python, Django, javascript applications
  • Deployed on Google App Engine platform
  • Built, realtime push notification application called minirealtime

PHP Developer

  • Developed and maintained PHP, Zend Framework, javascript applications.