I am an Istanbul transplant, living in NY for the past 20 years. I work at Meetup as the Director of Core and Data Engineering, where I lead a great team of software engineers and engineering managers to make people meet up in real life.

I love leading & and managing engineering teams, thinking about engineering management and, whenever I find the time, getting my hands dirty to create meaningful software at scale.

I also believe in life-long learning and trying new things. My current area of interest is application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. To get a deeper understanding of the field, I am enrolled in a Machine Learning Masters program at Georgia Tech.

I am an avid traveller, soccer fan and language lover. I speak a few languages and would love to learn more. I have a Computer Science degree from Polytechnic University and a management degree from NYU. For an up to date resume, please check out my LinkedIn profile below.