Samed Duzcay

Software Engineer

A confident, self-motivated software engineer with 5 years of experience in full-stack application development. A deep researcher and a passionate learner in every aspect of his life, with good analytical and verbal skills.

Work Experience

Co-Founder

Lisa AI

09/2018 - Present
Istanbul, Turkey

Lead Software Engineer

Pisano

09/2017 - Present
Istanbul, Turkey
  • Designed the architecture of, built, and deployed Pisano Analytics.
  • Organized the first Pisano Hackathon. (https://hackathon.pisano.co/)
  • Led the web product team for 5 months. Designed the new architecture of Pisano Web Widget and built most of the production system.
  • Extensively used ES6/ES7, React, Redux, Redux-Saga.

Software Engineering Intern

Google

06/2017 - 09/2017
Zürich, Switzerland
  • Built and tested the backend of a mid-size product feature.
  • Built a pipeline to collect user statistics and do data analysis.

Software Engineer

Pisano

06/2016 - 06/2017
Istanbul, Turkey
  • Full-stack web development using Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, CoffeeScript, HTML5, LESS.
  • Worked in a team-based development environment using agile methodologies like Kanban and Scrum.
  • Built, tested and successfully launched the key web product Pisano Web Widget.

Software Engineer

Infoset Software

07/2016 - 06/2017
Istanbul, Turkey
  • Developed and maintained the email marketing platform infomessage.
  • Was responsible for the frontend development of 2 company websites: http://www.infomsg.com and http://www.infoset.com.tr
  • Did both on-page and off-page SEO, got the company websites on the first page of Google for competitive keywords.

Development Team Leader

Boğaziçi University Entrepreneurship Center

09/2016 - 06/2017
Istanbul, Turkey
  • Was in charge of a team of 6 people.
  • Built and deployed the new web application of the entrepreneurship center called "Bright" using PHP (Laravel) and JS (ES6).

Open Source Projects

CV

A simple, modern CV/resume template. This CV is built using this template.

Chrome Meme Search

A Chrome extension that lets you make spotlight search for memes.

BounCoursePlanner

Course schedule planner for Boğaziçi University students. Finds the best schedule for a set of courses, which has the least conflicts and most free hours.

BUEvents

Events calendar for Boğaziçi University. It's the only events calendar since there isn't any official one.

BUYemek

An iOS app for Boğaziçi University's cafeteria. There is also a separate project for its REST API.

SkateMate

SkateMate enables skaters to find and share new spots, and connect with each other in real-time. It was our ENG 493 - Launching a Successful Software Startup course project in 2016 Fall term, at Boğaziçi University. I was responsible for the development of the mobile application (cross-platform, built with Ionic).

Panic Bracelet

A smart bracelet that shows you the probability of being harassed in a neighborhood, and sends a message to your loved ones and the police when pressed.

Wower

An app for cyber attack protection which protects the user's files and tracks the attacker.

WowDoor

An IoT device that gives the ability to lock & unlock doors with a smartphone.

EngelsizMenu

Accessible, easy-to-use restaurant menu app for visually impaired.

IlanTakip

Automatic tracking system for some real-estate listing sites in Turkey.

dekrypt

A command-line tool for automatic decryption/decipher of a number of encryption/cipher algorithms.

Languages

  • Turkish - Native
  • English - C2, Proficient
  • French - A1, Elementary
  • German - B1, Intermediate

Education

B.S. Computer Science

The University of Texas at Austin

01/2018 - Present

Exchange student for the spring semester. Attended Longhorn Energy Summit and Science Sprint.

B.S. Computer Engineering

Boğaziçi University

09/2015 - Present

CGPA: 3.82/4.0, GPA: 4.0/4.0. Member of COMPEC (Boğaziçi University IT Club) and BÜDAK (Boğaziçi University Mountaineering Club). Founding member of BÜGAK (Boğaziçi University Futurism Club).

Skills

  • Full-Stack Web Development
  • Object-Oriented Analysis, Design, Programming (OOA/OOD/OOP)
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Behavior / Test Driven Development - Unit, Integration, System Testing
  • Agile Methodologies - Scrum, Kanban
  • Fluent in JavaScript (ES5 & ES6), React, Redux, AngularJS, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, LESS/SCSS
  • Fluent in Full OO Languages - Java, C#
  • Fluent in functional programming, asynchronous programming
  • Familiar with Vue.js, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Go, Scala, Haskell, Elixir, C++
  • Experience in statistical data analysis and machine learning - TensorFlow, Matlab, Octave
  • Experience in RDBMS and ORM - MySQL, PostgreSQL, Active Record
  • Experience in NoSQL - MongoDB, Cloudant
  • Proficient in Linux Server Configuration & Administration

Certifications

Entrepreneurship 1

Wharton Online - University of Pennsylvania

09/2016

License: 78AHF58L3ANU

Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 1

Stanford University Online

08/2016

License: 3SAJHNTDSA72 - Grade Achieved: 98.0%

Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 2

Stanford University Online

08/2016

License: P4YP5LNXXC6P - Grade Achieved: 97.5%

Web Application Security Certification

Octosec

07/2015

Advanced Mobile Penetration Testing Certification

Octosec

07/2015

Adwords Certification

Google

10/2015 - 10/2016

License: 108560574407568073059

Honors & Awards

  • Ford Otosan OpenXC Hackathon - 3rd Place
  • 11/2017
    There were 26 teams. We built a real-time data analysis application for cars, that detects potential car crashes and sends emergency texts, shows the cheapest nearby gas stations with their gas efficiencies, shows the speed limits of your road and so on.
  • Invent & COMPEC Data Analytics Hackathon - 3rd Place
  • 05/2017
    There were 20 teams. I built, tested and deployed 3 ML models - neural network, multinomial logistic regression and multivariate linear regression - using TensorFlow to forecast sales quantities of a company using its 2 years of data.
  • TechSummit IBM Hackathon 2017 - 1st Place
  • 02/2017
    There were 11 teams. We built a smart bracelet for preventing harassment and I was responsible for the backend (Node.js), machine learning (TensorFlow), and whole web application (Pug & Bootstrap).
  • Comodo Hackathon - 1st Place
  • 12/2016
    There were 16 teams. We built Wower, and I was responsible for the development of the desktop app (Electron, Node.js, AngularJS) and its RESTful API (Ruby on Rails).
  • UNFPA Innovation Day Project - 2nd Place
  • 06/2016
    We made a project called "Goodwill Ambassadors" that used micro-influencers to help spread the ideas of United Nations Population Fund.
  • Büyük Sıçrama IOT Hackathon - 1st Place
  • 05/2016
    There were more than 20 teams. We built WowDoor and I was responsible for the backend API (serverless architecture with Microsoft Azure).
  • TechSummit Hackathon 2016 - 2nd Place
  • 04/2016
    There were nearly 10 teams. I've built a mail classifier that uses Naive Bayes algorithm.
  • COMPEC Garaj Hackathon - 1st Place
  • 11/2015
    There were nearly 10 teams. We built a simple game to give people some knowledge about online information security.