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A Dialog with Android Developer and Group Builder, Ceren Tunay



Posted by Baris Yesugey – Regional Lead, Google Builders Turkey and Central Asia

We just lately spoke with Ceren Tunay, a Google Developer Group Organizer in Edirne, Turkey. who notes, “whereas we have been organizing occasions, I observed folks have an enormous ardour for tech. I requested myself, “what’s that factor in tech that makes folks so impassioned? And after that, I began to higher perceive the tech trade, because of the applications supplied by Google Developer Teams. Then I made a decision to study to code. After some time, now I do know that I’m the place I need to be, and realized I’ve labored in the direction of discovering my dream job.”

Inform us about your self

I’m a cell developer & group builder who goals to be a stressed learner. I’m strongly keen about how innovation may help communities advance and develop. I interact in public talking on matters like growth, group, ladies in tech, and motivation. I’m a co-founder & mentor for the Android Builders Group Turkey.

I function an organizer for the Google Developer Teams Edirne. I’m additionally a Google Girls Techmakers Ambassador – amongst all of those teams and the collaborations amongst them, we attain over 90 Google Developer Pupil Golf equipment chapters in Turkey and all through Central Asia. In that spirit, I personally consider that extra colours make a greater rainbow within the tech group. My dream is to construct a future the place the dearth of variety is now not a problem within the tech group.

What’s your job, and the way does it relate to the tech group?

My main is chemical engineering, and I’m working as a group supervisor at a recreation growth firm referred to as Sport Manufacturing unit. My community-facing function permits me to be an individual who motivates and helps folks to navigate the training course of on their journey to changing into a developer. I really feel in a position to create inspiration as a result of I’ve been via what others really feel and expertise when studying to code, so I can simply empathize with them.

How did you get your begin on this area?

In learning the sphere of chemical engineering, I got here throughout the Google Developer Teams (GDG) and I participated within the organizing crew to assist and help the group. Whereas we have been organizing occasions, I observed folks have an enormous ardour for tech. I requested myself, “what’s that factor in tech that makes folks so impassioned?”

And after that, I began to higher perceive the tech trade, because of the applications supplied by GDG. Then I made a decision to study to code. After some time, now I do know that I’m the place I need to be, and I’ve labored in the direction of discovering my dream job.

Are you able to inform me about the way you grew to become all for know-how? 

I acquired launched to know-how on this means via GDG. Once I first participated locally, I used to be truly solely planning to enhance my group and challenge administration abilities. However I used to be fortunate that I had the prospect to look at folks and see what they’re doing in tech and within the broader trade. Once I noticed folks’s ardour and curiosity on this house, I began to additionally have an interest. However the second that I needed to study to code is after I realized how folks get to benefit from the time when they’re coding and enhance themselves altogether.

What is exclusive about your GDG group or builders in Turkey?

We’re a group that is still shut, supportive, and delicate to one another’s wants. It’s straightforward to succeed in somebody on the opposite facet of Turkey locally. GDG as a program helps this trigger as a result of when folks begin to study to code however have an issue, they will simply be demoralized, which could cause them to stop studying and by no means strive once more. However with the GDG group, they help one another and assist to unravel issues. In the event that they realized that they don’t just like the language they’re studying, it’s so straightforward to change to a different tech. They turn out to be braver to study and obtain with the GDG program.

With a aim of making an area for studying new developer instruments, we arrange workshops, trainings, and icebreakers for our group, to strengthen its skill to attach folks round technical ideas. We maintain classes on technical instruments, group administration, challenge administration, private aim setting, and plenty of extra matters. The occasions we host present the ability of group. The vital factor for me is that the applications and content material stay open-minded, equal, and various.

What’s a latest spotlight out of your group work?

We hosted an Android DevFest and obtained fantastic suggestions from our members. We needed to do one thing and get collectively when occasions have been beginning to happen bodily once more. We organized an in-person occasion with skilled audio system and varied content material.

An in-person collect for DevFest Android in Turkey

These audio system accompanied us with fantastic shows all through the occasion. We had enjoyable conversations on many matters, from the Jetpack library and Compose to software structure. We had an ideal day as folks united by our ardour for Android, having enjoyable, ingesting a variety of espresso, and bringing one another a variety of new beneficial properties.

What’s the second the place you are feeling like the whole lot modified for you otherwise you “had a breakthrough” as a developer and mentor?

Once I began to study Android, I fell in love with the know-how. Once I began to really feel like I knew it nicely sufficient, I, together with my teammate, organized an Android Bootcamp. This took two and a half months. On the finish of this Bootcamp, I participated in an “I’m Exceptional” workshop, which is an initiative empowering ladies and different underrepresented teams to have fun their achievements within the office and past.

What’s an instance of group work you’re proud to share?

On the “I’m Exceptional” workshop we hosted, earlier than the workshop began, one man who was about 40 years outdated got here as much as me and thanked me for our group initiatives. At first, I didn’t perceive what he was trying to ask me about, however then as he shared his story of affect, which made me proud.

He stated that he was a trainer earlier than our bootcamp after which modified jobs by attending our Android Bootcamp and different applications we led. Throughout that point, he began to study Android with us and commenced to finish all lessons. Now, quick ahead, and he’s working as an precise Android developer! That represents the second that I acknowledged that my life modified. It’s because that was the second I noticed I used to be not solely enhancing myself, however I used to be additionally rising and operating with the group.

 

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What are some technical assets you’ve discovered essentially the most useful to your skilled growth?

What are your plans for the long run, in your profession as a GDG organizer?

I’m nonetheless exploring, career-wise, however I undoubtedly plan to stay within the tech trade and intention to have connections with folks. Now, I’m working as a group supervisor, together with my teammate Serkan Alc, who is a superb crew employee and supporter. We’re constructing a group via GDG. So we are able to say for each domains of my work and group, essentially the most thrilling initiatives are creating Bootcamps and webinars that assist and inspire folks to take a step into the sphere of tech.

Wish to begin rising your profession and coding data with builders like Ceren? Then be a part of a Google Developer Group close to you, right here. Study extra about upcoming DevFests right here!



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