I am an Istanbul transplant, living in NY for the past 20 years. I work at LinkedIn as an engineering manager. Previously, ex-engineering manager at Instagram focusing on data, co-founder of Abaka.io working on patient financial experience in healthcare, ex-director of core and data engineering at Meetup where I led a great team of engineers, and ex-director of technology at EPAM where I focused on healthcare tech.
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. I am currently focusing on distributed processing and, applied ML. I like taking occassional classes on Coursera and graduate classes and working on small side projects to put new learnings to use.
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.