Alex Zarifoglu

B.Sc Computer Science | Western University | IBM

Contact Details

Alex Zarifoglu
Canada
alexzarifoglu@gmail.com

Education

Western University

Computer Science Class of 2017

  • B.Sc Computer Science
  • London, ON, Canada
  • www.uwo.ca

Bodwell Highschool

High School 2011 - 2013

Ted Mersin Koleji

High School 2008 - 2011

Employment

IBM Canada

Software Developer May 2017 - Current

  • Db2 Private Cloud pureScale Development
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • www.ibm.ca

ACRON Consulting

Software Developer Intern Summer 2015

  • ACRON is an information technologies focused SAP consultancy company
  • Learned SAP’s ABAP language and involved in small scaled projects
  • Experienced with databases and SAP systems
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • www.acron.com.tr

Western RezNet

Technical Consultant 2014 - 2015

  • RezNet is the primary Internet Service Provider in all residences on the Western University campus
  • Provided a technical service as a staff member; responsible for troubleshooting on site technical problems and assisting customers through service hotline
  • Experienced about the general infrastructure of an Internet Service Provider
  • London, ON, Canada
  • www.reznet.uwo.ca

VOLUNTEER WORK

Western Founders Network

Co-founder, VP Technology 2014 - 2016

  • Student-run startup incubator at Western University that focuses on improving programming literacy and promoting computer science as an interdisciplinary still set
  • Responsible for the curriculum for multiple educational programs
  • Student Instructor for Swift and Web Development courses
  • Responsible for the online presence of Founders Network; managed the email system, registration system, web database etc. for the organization
  • Featured on Western News click to view the article
  • London, ON
  • www.foundersnetwork.ca

Microsoft Case Competition

Director of IT March 2015

  • Developed backend infrastructure to support all technological operations including online platform for general applications and presentation submission.
  • Medium Article: click to view the article
  • London, ON

WesternU: Startup Showcase

Organizing Committee November 2014

  • The event featured on-stage discussions and interviews with founders from various startups, as well as demo booths around the area where participating startups get to showcase their product to the attendees
  • London Free Press Article: click to view the article
  • London, ON

Robotics Club

Founder 2010 - 2012

  • A community of robotics enthusiasts who builds robots from scratch
  • Instructed a course for programming with the Lego Mindstorms kit to elementary school students
  • First place winner for two consecutive years in national robotics competition RoboTED
  • Mersin, Turkey

Mersin Sailing Club

Sailing Instructor 2008 - 2012

  • Instructor for optimist and laser sailing
  • Mersin, Turkey

Skills

  • C
  • Java
  • C++
  • PHP
  • Python
  • MySQL
  • Unix / Linux
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • ABAP (SAP)
  • Git
  • JSON
  • Eclipse

PROJECTS

Empty Truck Finder

  • Empty truck finder is a project made with Ruby on rails that allows users to find empty trucks that are going from/to somewhere and match users with the best truck possible according to their location and destination.
  • It is made to help trucks find loads on their way so they never have to travel empty.
  • Used Google Maps API to calculate trucks’ travel information.
  • Used Ruby on Rails, MySQL, JavaScript and HTML/CSS
  • github.com/xelaus/EmptyTruckFinder

News Pulse

  • This was a project for Hack Western 2 at Western University
  • Base on the User's search News Pulse maps out related news events based on real time twitter feeds from broad range of global new sources.
  • Users can also so see what which news agencies are covering those news and where they are from.
  • Used Twitter API to get news, links and summaries of the news and Google Maps API to show the location of the news.
  • Used PHP, JavaScript and HTML/CSS
  • alexzar.com/news/
  • github.com/xelaus/NewsPulse

Eat Ur Colors

  • This was a project for NHacks 2016 at London, ON
  • A web application that helps users keep track of the colors they consume in their diets.
  • Provides a simple UI and attempts to motivate users to diversify and balance their diet with various colors through providing streak and other nutritional information.
  • Provides nutritional search options on any foods and photo recognition on meals through mobile or desktop versions using Clarifai API (photo recognition) and nutritionix API (nutritional information).
  • Used Python, JavaScript and HTML/CSS
  • github.com/xelaus/eaturcolors

EventLine

  • This was a project for YHack 2015 at Yale University
  • Website that allows people to book hotels with their preferences near an event
  • Used Eventbrite API to find events, Priceline API to find and book hotels, Google Maps API to display hotels near the event.
  • Used JavaScript, PHP and HTML/CSS
  • github.com/xelaus/EventLine

Liby.io

  • A website for people who owns a lot of books and want to keep track of them easily.
  • Users can add, search, edit, lend books and they can export their database to excel.
  • Initially started out as a site to help my parents organize all of their books, then I decided to publish it online and make it available for everyone.
  • This is an individual project.
  • Used PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and HTML/CSS
  • www.liby.io
  • github.com/xelaus/liby.io

Onedilio.com

  • A social network website focused on creating wish-lists.
  • Users can share their lists with friends or public and create items for those lists and discuss with friends about an item.
  • I did all the initial front-end development of the site.
  • This was a project made by a team of 2 people.
  • Used HTML/CSS, JavaScript and PHP
  • www.onedilio.com

Weather App

  • A complete desktop weather app.
  • Users can have a default location, favourite locations list and they can view detailed weather info such as weekly an hourly weather. Plus, they can check the weather on Mars.
  • This was a school project made by a team of 6 people.
  • Used Java, OpenWeatherMap API and {MAAS} API (Mars’ weather)

You can contact me at alexzarifoglu@gmail.com