I am Mert Yazicioglu, a student from Ankara, Turkey who is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree on Computer Technology and Information Systems at Bilkent University.
I have been interested in programming since I was 8 and have been developing web applications for the last 9 years using languages and technologies like CSS, HTML, JS, jQuery, PHP and Python. Apart from my solid experience in developing web applications, I am also quite experienced in developing command-line and desktop applications using C, Java and Python.
To name some of my experiences:
- Contributed the translation of many projects such as Facebook, Joomla!, LimeWire, Orkut, SchoolTool, SkateBoard, SMF, Twitter and Ubuntu. (2005 – Present)
- Designed a website that brought our group the Third Place in Europe@School Web Design Contest which was organized by European Union. (2006)
- Contributed to the documentation of Joomla! version 1.5 during Google’s Highly Open Participation Contest. (2007)
- Developed a web application which is essentially a directory service for companies. (2007)
- Developed an online dictionary application which supported easily adding new languages to the system as long as you have a database of words and their meanings in that language. (2007)
- Developed an MVC framework which I originally intended to release under the GNU GPLv2 but then decided not to as it contained some not-so-good practices. A much better version of it that is written from the ground up will hopefully be released soon though. (2008)
- Developed a few hooks for Invision Power Board and released them for free. (2009)
- Developed a market research application on top of my own framework which was used by a newly established British company. (2010)
- Worked as the Director of Online Operations at GazeteBilkent, the online newspaper of our university, which I am one of the founders of. (September 2010 – October 2012)
- Worked as the Administrative Coordinator at GazeteBilkent, the online newspaper of our university, which I am one of the founders of. (August 2012 – October 2012)
- Developed a migration assistant called WordPress Move for WordPress during Google Summer of Code 2011 and it has recently passed 25,000 downloads. (2011)
- Contributing the core development of WordPress since version 3.3. (2011 – Present)
- Developed RSS Builder which makes creating RSS feeds using PHP a piece of cake. (2011)
- Developed Simple Commit Notifier that emails the given users whenever a commit is made to the given GitHub repository. (2011)
- Developed WP Deploy, a shell script that keeps your both stable and nightly WordPress installations up-to-date. (2011)
- Currently working on an online event arrangement system which may end up as a start-up project. (2012)
- Apart from these, there are many applications and scripts I have lost the track of, which I released under the GNU GPLv2.
This list can go on and on as it is seriously hard to remember every single piece of work I have done in the past. There are also some really cool projects that I unfortunately cannot talk about ever/yet.
Here is my resumé, in case you are interested.
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