I will be at Free Web Days

As usual, I will be giving a talk (and I will be a wingman for another) at the Free Web Days (Özgür Web Günleri) this year at Yeditepe University. My company is one of the sponsors and we are giving like 4 talks this year which is pretty amazing :)

Of course considering that we are only making web development, it’s understandable but still pretty good. So if you will be around on 19-20 in Istanbul, we will meet you there!

After the Free Software and Linux Days

Well, it’s been a great two days for me in the Free Software and Linux Days at Bilgi University. There was lots of great talks around (which I have given two:). As always I have enjoyed a lot and learned different things again.

Especially Chris Stephenson’s presentation about the functional programming was pretty cool and pushed me towards Scala instead of Java when using Play Framework (btw version 2.0 is out). What made me sad was the closing of the Computer Science department in Bilgi University. I mean, that’s pretty absurd and terrible for Turkey. They are also shutting down, half of the Dolapdere campus. I mean what kind of a University does that?

Anyway, you should probably follow this video web site: http://video.cs.bilgi.edu.tr/ which includes lots of sessions. You can definitely find something interesting about it. Also some of this year’s seminars will also take their place too soon enough.

Thanks for everyone who worked hard for this event to take place. See you next year!

ITU Clocodile Days Talk: Recipes for Cloud

Well, yesterday me and Bekir have given a talk about cloud computing at ITU Clocodile event. Foreign students from all over Europe, was visiting Turkey and we were one of the three companies (with IBM and Microsoft) who were giving education about it.
The talk was about what the cloud is generally, we tried to make an analogy with restaurants then we talked about why you should not move to the cloud and finally some cloud service examples. It was a pretty funny morning for me. It was a good English practice, now I’m ready to give talks in your country too :)

For all you guys interested you can find the the presentation here.