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I am a software engineer for fun and profit. I like developing in C, JavaScript and Python. A little bit of Java every once in a while. I am in the process of learning C#, we will see how that goes. I had my first computer when I was eight and wrote my first BASIC program the same year. I was sent to an extra curricular course at school to learn how to use a computer. Something crazy happened and they tried to teach us programming. I enjoyed it but probably other kids didn’t. I am writing software since then. I work on amazing things at work, which I cannot talk about. Outside of work I mostly develop mobile apps. I have written apps for Android, Bada, Brew, Blackberry, iOS, J2ME, Nook, Symbian, Windows Mobile and more.

I am an aspiring entrepreneur. I am selling stuff since middle schools. I used to trade MTG cards for 10x profits. We used to talk a lot about business ideas with an old friend of mine. He turned out to be more of a doer than I am. He did sell a lot more things. I get into a few contests here and there. Build a few things and even won small prizes but never get an actual company. I have an umbrella name for the stuff I sell (link on the left) and one day it will be bigger than that.

I am an aspiring writer. I am writing a personal blog since 2004. There is a link on the left, most of it is not in English. I used to write before then. I was good at writing essays back in school. I used to write different things, some people loved it some hate. I wanted to write a book for a long a while but never actually started. I was writing Haikus and published a collection recently.

I am much more than all of those. I am the son of a loving family, brother of an awesome sister and friend of lots of amazing people.

Disclaimer: I work at Google. The opinions stated here are my own, not necessarily those of my company.

If you are curious see my old Turkish blog.

Ahmet Altay

Experienced software developer, published author and an aspiring entrepreneur. Released multiple products and has patents in his field of expertise. Holds a MS in EE degree from Stanford University.

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