Samed Duzcay

Software Engineer

A confident, self-motivated software engineer with 6 years of experience in software development. A deep researcher and a passionate learner in every aspect of his life, with good analytical and verbal skills.

Work Experience



08/2019 - Present
Istanbul, Turkey


Lisa AI

09/2018 - 02/2019
Istanbul, Turkey
  • Built parts of the mobile app of Lisa (with React Native).
  • Built parts of the backend architecture and big-data infrastructure using Hadoop, HBase, Phoenix, Spark.

Lead Software Engineer


09/2017 - 11/2018
Istanbul, Turkey
  • Designed the architecture of, built (with Scala), and deployed Pisano Analytics.
  • Organized the first Pisano Hackathon. (
  • Led the web product team for 5 months. Designed the new architecture of Pisano Web Widget and built most of the production system.
  • Extensively used ES6/ES7, React, Redux, Redux-Saga.

Software Engineering Intern


06/2017 - 09/2017
Zürich, Switzerland
  • Built and tested the backend of a mid-size product feature.
  • Built a pipeline to collect user statistics and do data analysis.

Software Engineer


06/2016 - 06/2017
Istanbul, Turkey
  • Full-stack web development using Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, CoffeeScript, HTML5, LESS.
  • Worked in a team-based development environment using agile methodologies like Kanban and Scrum.
  • Built, tested and successfully launched the key web product Pisano Web Widget.

Development Team Leader

Boğaziçi University Entrepreneurship Center

09/2016 - 06/2017
Istanbul, Turkey
  • Was in charge of a team of 6 people.
  • Built and deployed the new web application of the entrepreneurship center called "Bright" using PHP (Laravel) and JS (ES6).

Open Source Projects


A simple, modern CV/resume template. This CV is built using this template.

Chrome Meme Search

A Chrome extension that lets you make spotlight search for memes.


Course schedule planner for Boğaziçi University students. Finds the best schedule for a set of courses, which has the least conflicts and most free hours.


Events calendar for Boğaziçi University. It's the only events calendar since there isn't any official one.


An iOS app for Boğaziçi University's cafeteria. There is also a separate project for its REST API.


SkateMate enables skaters to find and share new spots, and connect with each other in real-time. It was our ENG 493 - Launching a Successful Software Startup course project in 2016 Fall term, at Boğaziçi University. I was responsible for the development of the mobile application (cross-platform, built with Ionic).

Panic Bracelet

A smart bracelet that shows you the probability of being harassed in a neighborhood, and sends a message to your loved ones and the police when pressed.


An app for cyber attack protection which protects the user's files and tracks the attacker.


An IoT device that gives the ability to lock & unlock doors with a smartphone.


Accessible, easy-to-use restaurant menu app for visually impaired.


Automatic tracking system for some real-estate listing sites in Turkey.


A command-line tool for automatic decryption/decipher of a number of encryption/cipher algorithms.


  • Turkish - Native
  • English - C2, Proficient
  • French - A1, Elementary
  • German - B1, Intermediate


M.S. Computer Engineering

Boğaziçi University

09/2019 - Present

B.S. Computer Engineering

Boğaziçi University

09/2015 - 06/2019

GPA: 3.80. Rank in class: 2nd out of 100+ students. Member of COMPEC (Boğaziçi University IT Club) and BÜDAK (Boğaziçi University Mountaineering Club). Founding member of BÜGAK (Boğaziçi University Futurism Club).

B.S. Computer Science

The University of Texas at Austin

01/2018 - 05/2018

Exchange student for the spring semester. Attended Longhorn Energy Summit and Science Sprint.


  • Full-Stack Web Development
  • Object-Oriented Analysis, Design, Programming (OOA/OOD/OOP)
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Behavior / Test Driven Development - Unit, Integration, System Testing
  • Agile Methodologies - Scrum, Kanban
  • Fluent in JavaScript (ES5 & ES6), React, Redux, AngularJS, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, LESS/SCSS
  • Fluent in Full OO Languages - Java, C#
  • Fluent in functional programming, asynchronous programming
  • Familiar with Vue.js, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Go, Scala, Haskell, Elixir, C++
  • Experience in statistical data analysis and machine learning - TensorFlow, Matlab, Octave
  • Experience in RDBMS and ORM - MySQL, PostgreSQL, Active Record
  • Experience in NoSQL - MongoDB, Cloudant
  • Proficient in Linux Server Configuration & Administration


Entrepreneurship 1

Wharton Online - University of Pennsylvania


License: 78AHF58L3ANU

Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 1

Stanford University Online


License: 3SAJHNTDSA72 - Grade Achieved: 98.0%

Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 2

Stanford University Online


License: P4YP5LNXXC6P - Grade Achieved: 97.5%

Web Application Security Certification



Advanced Mobile Penetration Testing Certification



Adwords Certification


10/2015 - 10/2016

License: 108560574407568073059

Honors & Awards

  • Ford Otosan OpenXC Hackathon - 3rd Place
  • 11/2017
    There were 26 teams. We built a real-time data analysis application for cars, that detects potential car crashes and sends emergency texts, shows the cheapest nearby gas stations with their gas efficiencies, shows the speed limits of your road and so on.
  • Invent & COMPEC Data Analytics Hackathon - 3rd Place
  • 05/2017
    There were 20 teams. I built, tested and deployed 3 ML models - neural network, multinomial logistic regression and multivariate linear regression - using TensorFlow to forecast sales quantities of a company using its 2 years of data.
  • TechSummit IBM Hackathon 2017 - 1st Place
  • 02/2017
    There were 11 teams. We built a smart bracelet for preventing harassment and I was responsible for the backend (Node.js), machine learning (TensorFlow), and whole web application (Pug & Bootstrap).
  • Comodo Hackathon - 1st Place
  • 12/2016
    There were 16 teams. We built Wower, and I was responsible for the development of the desktop app (Electron, Node.js, AngularJS) and its RESTful API (Ruby on Rails).
  • UNFPA Innovation Day Project - 2nd Place
  • 06/2016
    We made a project called "Goodwill Ambassadors" that used micro-influencers to help spread the ideas of United Nations Population Fund.
  • Büyük Sıçrama IOT Hackathon - 1st Place
  • 05/2016
    There were more than 20 teams. We built WowDoor and I was responsible for the backend API (serverless architecture with Microsoft Azure).
  • TechSummit Hackathon 2016 - 2nd Place
  • 04/2016
    There were nearly 10 teams. I've built a mail classifier that uses Naive Bayes algorithm.
  • COMPEC Garaj Hackathon - 1st Place
  • 11/2015
    There were nearly 10 teams. We built a simple game to give people some knowledge about online information security.