Ahmet Unal, Software Developer in Istanbul, Turkey
Ahmet Unal

Software Developer in Istanbul, Turkey

Member since June 3, 2014
A PHP/MySQL developer with more than 10 years of experience in both developing and leading teams, Ahmet is both a problem solver and an architect. He is very experienced with front-end (HTML, jQuery, and CSS) and large-scale websites, music/video streaming apps, and social media apps.
Ahmet is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Istanbul, Turkey

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Vue, Nuxt.js, PostgreSQL, HTML5, CSS3, Sass, Bootstrap

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was a virtual intelligence agent, where I developed a pseudo-AI that can give answers to customers and guide them through a process.

Employment

  • Freelance Developer

    2014 - PRESENT
    Freelance Developer
    • Developed a B2B SaaS application.
    • Added new features to an html5 video player.
    • Developed a CMS.
    • Developed a recipe recommendation application.
    • Developed an investment portfolio tracker.
    • Developed administration panels for a digital menu application.
    • Added new features to a multi party contract negotiation app.
    • Advised multiple apps on COD quality.
    • Helped multiple for debugging and new feature adding.
    Technologies: CSS, HTML, jQuery, Vue, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP
  • Development Team Leader

    2012 - 2014
    Rafineri
    • Led a team of developers (back-end and front-end).
    • Developed RESTful APIs.
    • Designed databases.
    • Created social media-based applications (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, etc).
    Technologies: jQuery, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2011 - 2012
    Grou.ps
    • Implemented new features to the grou.ps platform.
    • Optimized the platform.
    • Developed a remote authentication system.
    Technologies: HTML, MySQL, PHP
  • Senior Software Developer

    2010 - 2011
    Turkuvaz Media Holding
    • Developed an SMS gateway.
    • Developed a subscription system via SMS.
    • Used RESTful data services.
    • Implemented payment systems (one time and recurring).
    Technologies: SOAP, MySQL, PHP
  • Senior Software Developer

    2008 - 2010
    Cetech
    • Developed muzik.net, a music/video streaming website, where the user can listen to music, make playlists, share etc.—similar to today's Spotify.
    • Worked on securing the streaming media. According to the rules of the music industry, MP3s streamed should not be downloadable. Developed an ever-changing URL system which passed industry tests.
    • Developed the front end for the site using HTML/JavaScript. The website was developed similar to an app where the user can make and share playlists, listen to them on the player, etc.
    • Implemented the charging system for muzik.net, where clients could pay using their cell phones.
    Technologies: jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, MySQL, PHP
  • Software Developer

    2006 - 2008
    Merkez Yayın Holding
    • Worked on sabah.com.tr, a major news site with about 10 million visits per day. Performed optimizations and solved security challenges.
    • Developed a framework for magazine websites for the company, which owned about 30 weekly/monthly magazines. Developed a framework to satisfy the needs for each one of their websites.
    • Developed a code which produces and updates teletext code for a media company which owned a TV channel.
    • Designed and developed the CMS for sabah.com.tr, a challenging project for a massive news website with lots of different content and needs.
    Technologies: Smarty, HTML, MySQL, PHP
  • Software Developer

    2005 - 2006
    Inanır Group
    • Developed a web-based salon management program for beauty parlors, spas, fitness centers, etc. The program can track customers, manage appointments, perform reporting, and more.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, MySQL, PHP
  • Software Developer

    2004 - 2005
    Sırmanet
    • Developed various dynamic websites for our clients.
    • Developed a basic framework.
    Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, MySQL, PHP

Skills

  • Languages

    CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, XML, HTML5, Less, Sass
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap 3, Bootstrap, Angular, Smarty, Zend Framework, Prototype Framework, CodeIgniter, Laravel, PhalconPHP, Yii, CakePHP, Nuxt.js
  • Libraries/APIs

    Foursquare API, Twitter API, Instagram API, Facebook API, jQuery, Vue 2, Vuex, Vue, React
  • Platforms

    Windows, Linux, NetBeans, Visual Studio Code
  • Storage

    MySQL, Memcached, MongoDB, PostgreSQL
  • Other

    Optimization, Performance, SOAP
  • Tools

    Adobe Photoshop, VS Code, Git, Subversion (SVN), Zeplin, Avocode
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Aspect-oriented Programming, Service-oriented Programming

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics
    1997 - 2002
    Koc University - Istanbul, Turkey

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