It’s time to look back and one step further! 2016

2016 Almanac – It’s time to look back and connect the dots…

January

Snow season: After a successful Christmas season (Darth Vader Xmas Tree was number one at GT and we organised a successful present organization.) Happy and proud faces… ✌️

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February

Snow boarding: I’m a real newbie at s.boarding (Season 2), it doesn’t avoid me to have so much fun. Falling is relaxing unless you hurt yourself.

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Darth Vader Cookies: I made dart vader cookies for my 4th anniversary at GT Mobile Team. Yummy (I hope 😀 )

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March

A Dutch Style Bike: I love biking. In Netherland, Riding my bike was at top 1 among my daily activities. Going to gym, university, a friend’s house, grossry was fun, but I had to leave my bike at there. Having a Dutch style bike is one of my dreams at this year. But I don’t want to expand my expenses. So I worked on an action plan, by using the information similar by banks’ve used, I started to make non-expenses, I listed all my expenses and cut unnecessary ones. (Thanks to International Business class at MBA, I have these gorgeous bike without spending any money. More…)

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April

I attended a great Tedx Event. We said There is a way, listen other people’s inspiring ways of doing/achieving/sharing things. Always, there is a way. You can read about event at my blog post.

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I had a guest at my house. She -my nephew- is less than 1-year-old. I’m planning to grow as a women tech-maker. 😁

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May

Sbx coffee talks: I had great time with these gals meanwhile drinking our coffes, chatting on topics we care about.

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June

Writing MBA Project and Graduating again… It wasn’t so easy, but it was fun. I had to gather much data from successful startups in Turkey, analyse and come with a conclusions from many points of  view. It’s worth it. I couldn’t sit up from my desk, whole week. I’ve talked so much about my project at work. Sorry guys 🙂

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New Record! 🏁: 15 Straight Weeks at Fitness Club. 💪

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Nike Women Victory Tour Istanbul 2016 🏅

It wasn’t a perfect run. But making it happen was important. Lots of women were making their first 5k or 10k, they were proud themselves to complete the journey.

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Farewell to Garanti Technology: Every ending is fresh new start, I parted with these lovely people to follow my instinct and try something new.

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July

San Francisco Trip: Visiting Google HeadQuarter, Stanford University, attending 4th of July celebrations (fireworks)

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New York for Comedians, Broadway Shows, Central Park and View from Rockefeller Building

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View from Top Of The Rock NYC

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3 days after having a brand new iPhone 6S, I dropped it to Broadway’s concrete avenue. It hurt a little (confession: a lot 😢 – crying face ) But it didn’t ruin my Central Park trip. I think I mature a little more.

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Fresh Start: I started a new job at a Fin tech startup. It was an interesting experience. You know what they say : Life begins at the end of comfort zone! It’s totally true. There were good and hard times. I learn a lot and see myself, my power and weaknesses.

  • Learn Swift!
  • Build an brand new mobile architecture!
  • Learn do things in an Agile way!
  • Having extra space to do what you want to try!
  • See what you have and you don’t by yourself!
  • Learn how to make job interviews due to decide on a new developer to join team!

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August

Summer, season of wedding ceremonies. We – wedding team- needed a rest after weddings 🙂  We swam, jump to sea at so many beautiful coves and rest a lot. It was strange because I was cold, but sea and sun make me get well.

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September

A typical morning, one difference was my droid cookie. By having breakfast, I was waiting Apple’s September Special Event.

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Diploma:  I’ve finally reached my MBA degree physically 😀 I’ll miss to be a student again.

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October

I became a part of GDG family. We were at Tekirdağ, for the first DevFest of the year.

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November & December

DevFest Istanbul 2016 : Being part of the organisation and community 

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Krakow Trip: DroidCon Krakow – I flied to Krakow two speakers with me 😉 Weather was cold, very cold. But, city worth seeing and you should try traditional tastes. They’re very familiar with Turkish tastes, mostly.

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Farewell to Mateli: I always believe that workplace is a place you want to go every morning right after you wake up and Work should be a fun, challenging thing. You should feel that you’re changing something, effecting your company in a good way and vice versa. If you’re not believing what you’re doing, go and find what you want to do next.

Birthday 🎂 : Breakfast

Being alive… Good times should be shared with good people. Being thankful and experiencing what you will come to you is the lesson I’ve learnt from this year.

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 See you Next year!

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