İrem Küçükali

Urban Technologist - Software Engineer

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Hello! I love to think, talk and learn about developing technology. designing interactions. cities. public spaces. software design. future of work. society. collaboration. tools. craftsmanship. social justice. communication. publics. art. mobility. techniques. processes.
I am looking for new challenges on what needs to be done.

INTERESTS

Urban Computing

Urban environment and its needs are changing. Using technology to satisfy those needs is my main interest.

Public Spaces

Public spaces play an important role in building communities and improving wellbeing of citizens. I love working for public spaces and have tons of ideas on this matter

Human Technology Interaction

We will soon have computers in everything, they will sense and act and communicate with each other. How are we to design them so that we can best interact with and through them? - Bill Verplank

Collaboration

I want to explore how a community can work together to create and achieve things. How can we work together in different ways?

RANDOM FACTS

I COFOUNDED A CAREER CENTER

I LOVE ART HISTORY

I LOVE TRAVELLING

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EXPERIENCES

2020 - 2020

Entrepreneur

Beraber Game Platform

  • Business Model and Plan development for the smart game solution that transforms urban park into a game setting
  • Proof of concept sensing infrastructure development with Python, Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, MPU 6050 Gyro sensor
  • Competition analysis, risk analysis, budget planning, pricing
  • User research, potential customer interviews

2019 - 2020

Software Developer

Turkcell Technology

  • Troubleshooting application development for network problems. Developed with Java7 and JavaScript
  • Customer churn demand management tool development. Developed with Java7 and JavaScript
  • Subscription based data collection application development. Developed with Java8, Spring Boot, Oracle DB, Activiti

2016 - 2019

R&D Software Engineer

ISBAK - Istanbul IT and Smart City Technologies Inc.

  • Managed, documented and provide training for departmental Git use, workflow, and repository management using Gitlab
  • Message broker development for BILGILED Passenger Information System which includes distribution of messages to field devices. Developed with Java8 and Redis.io. Project participation duration: 2017-2018
  • RESTful API development of BILGILED for message, display, and device management; scheduling and other supportive features. Developed with Java8, Hibernate, Dropwizard, MSSQL Server 14. Project participation duration: 2017
  • Conversational Bot Development with assistance of IBM Watson and Google Cloud services for a city service. Developed with Node.js. Project participation duration: 2017
  • NTCIP - National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol technical consultancy. Prepared and provided training on the subject, created reports and documentation, communicated national and international governmental, private sector, and civic bodies.
  • NTCIP - National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol migration systems and software engineering. Technologies used are Java8 and Raspberry Pi3. Project participation duration: 2017-2018
  • Smart City Management - City management map dashboard application traffic density visualization with MongoDB Geospatial Queries and Open Layers, traffic signalization and video monitoring integration, traffic signalization failure notification system development with C# and JavaScript.

2015 - 2016

Software Developer

Big Data Labs

  • Medical recommendation engine development. Developed with Scala and Couchbase
  • ERP system development with Node.js and AngularJS

2014 - 2014

Junior Developer and Test Engineer

EveBiriLazım Intern

  • Eve Biri Lazım web application development with PHP and MySQL
  • Eve Biri Lazım android application development with Java
  • Active use of version control on Git (Bitbucket) and task management system (YouTrack) in a Kanban team

2014 - 2017

Co-founder & Chair

Servant Career Center

  • Built a living community of university students with over 100 active participants
  • Managed a volunteer team of 10
  • Prepared a curriculum for career building in engineering
  • Organized dozens of events with over hundreds of participants
  • Communications with stakeholders including speakers, non-profits, students, voluntueers, corporations
  • Wrote project proposal and won grant from Ministry of Youth and Sports
  • Managed and integrated tech stack (websites, task management applications, online communication, etc.)
  • Designed, developed, deployed and maintained stock application for book distribution with Node.js and Angular


PLANNING TO LEARN

  • Plotly Dash
  • Usability of Interactive Systems
  • 3D Interfaces

SKILLS

Knowledge & Qualifications

  • Mobility
  • Urban Computing
  • Conversational Bots
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Research Methods
  • Teamwork
  • Interaction Design
  • Calm Technology
  • Written communication
  • verbal communication

Languages

  • Java
  • C#
  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • HTML
  • SQL

Databases

  • Oracle
  • SQL Server
  • SQLite
  • MongoDB

Libraries/Tools/Other/Misc.

  • REST APIs
  • Web services
  • Git (GitHub, Gitlab, Bitbucket)
  • Plotly Dash
  • Neo4j
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • JIRA
  • Spring Boot
  • Maven
  • Hibernate
  • Activiti
  • SVN
  • Dropwizard
  • Heroku
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Node.js
  • IBM Watson Developer Cloud
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • ORM

EDUCATION

2017 - 2020

Design, Technology and Society, (M.Sc.)

Ozyegin University

  • Thesis Topic: Understanding Pedestrian Road-Crossing Behavior

2010 - 2015

Computer Science and Engineering, (B.Sc.)

Sabanci University

  • Sakıp Sabancı Full Scholarship

2006 - 2010

Science and Mathematichs, ()

Kocaeli Science High School

  • Top 300 in the nationwide University Entrance Examination

WORKSHOPS/COURSES/CERTIFICATES

2021

Passive Urban Cooling

World Bank Group

2020

Introduction to Neo4j

Neo4j

2020

Acceleration Program

Ozyegin University Fit Startup Factory

Developing business model, getting mentoring support and writing business plan

2018

Introduction to Data Modeling in JSON

Couchbase Training

2017

Design Patterns

C & System Programmers Association

2017

.Net Applications With C#

C & System Programmers Association

2017

Global Summer School Moscow

Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

Public space interactive installation concept design and software development

2016

Critical Urban Practice Workshops

Bilgi University

Explaining urban phenomena with digital data


TALKS/PUBLICATIONS

  • Improving Customer Experience for an Internet Service Provider: A Neural Networks Approach July 2020
    International Conference on Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems
  • Code Simplicity and Software Design Mar 2017
    Istanbul Coders
  • Green Determinants of Health: Urban Parks Mar 2016
    Journal of Health Thinking and Medical Culture

AWARDS/HONORS

  • TOP 200 in the nationwide Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam among 200k 2015
  • Sakıp Sabancı Full Scholarship from Sabanci University 2010-15
  • Top 300 in the nationwide University Entrance Examination 2010
  • Jury’s Special Award, Aerial Race Car Contest, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab 2008