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Mustafa Ozan Alpay

Hi! My name is Ozan (IPA: oʊzɒn), and I am a Computer Engineer.

I’m working as a Software Engineer at Bayzat (since August 2021) where I am actively involved in developing backend software using Spring Boot with Kotlin. Previously I contributed to the frontend and mobile stacks as well, but my current focus is primarily on backend development.

I graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU) Department of Computer Engineering in 2021 with honours. Even though I started to pursue a Master's Degree at the same university, I decided not to complete it after taking lessons for a semester.

Previously I’ve had internships at METU Data Mining Research Group, OBSS Technology, and JotForm. During my undergraduate studies, I was a student assistant for CENG140 and CENG230 (C Programming) courses for a year.

Even though I am familiar with different programming languages, I find myself most proficient in Kotlin, Java, Python, and SQL. I am familiar with C++, C, Haskell, PHP, JavaScript, and Dart; however, I don’t use them actively anymore.

I am a proud Linux user, and I enjoy trying different distros from time to time. Git is my to-go versioning tool, and I love using Docker. Nowadays, PostgreSQL is my favorite RDMS, and I love the speed and ease of Redis. While creating online services I use Spring Boot for JVM languages, and I mostly use Flask for Python (I also used Django briefly).

I consider myself as an avid learner, a passionate developer and a very curious human being. I enjoy playing the guitar (since 2006), studying different languages and cultures. My mother tongue is Turkish, and I am fluent in English. I speak Spanish in a limited professional context, and I have limited understanding of French. I studied Japanese 15 years ago, but I forgot most of it. I’m hoping to pick it up some day again.

I love traveling, especially exposing myself to different cultures and environments. In 2023, I've visited the United Kingdom (England & Scotland), Ireland, United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Cyprus, Japan, and South Korea. I’ve visited 30 countries so far, and I’m hoping to visit more in the future.

You can contact me through Twitter, LinkedIn or e-mail (m.ozan.alpay [at] gmail [dot] com).

Last updated on Nov 30, 2023.