Has worked since 1960's in the fields of Computer Science and Mathemetics
Upon graduation from high school in 1966, he started working at IBM
While he was working at Reuters, he developed a real time Operating System
During the same period, he was actively involved in union movements
During his education in Mathematics at Cambridge University, one of his lecturers was John Conway, who invented the Game of life.
In 1991, he moved to Turkey
In 1999, he started working at Istanbul Bilgi University as a member of the faculty, establishing the first ever Computer Science department in Turkey
Has been actively involved in expanding the popularity of open source software, became the pioneer of open source software in Turkey
Planned a visionary world class school curriculum parallel with top Computer Science programs in the world first around object oriented then around functional programming to prepare the students to the technologies of the future
Independent from any politic views, has always been a supporter of freedom of speech and democratic rights 1
Has never exercised any coercive action on the mail lists and other channels of communication, where he was being criticized, even being targeted, and where he had full authority to take disciplinary measures. He allowed students to speak out their mind without any intervention, just to set an example of how to build a democratic environment.
Has not stayed silent about LGBT rights, and promoted the contribution of members of LGBT community to the technology industry to increase their visibility
Lead the unionization movements at Istanbul Bilgi University against mass lay-offs, and fought for employees to protect their labor rights
Educated hundreds of students, who today work all around the world at top companies as thought leaders, and who create these companies from scratch