Yaprak Akdere

  • Mountain View US-CA
Yaprak Akdere


My primary goal is to find a full-time employment opportunity in a challenging project dealing with mobile platforms or web based applications. I am looking for an organization that would enable me to use my talent and skills as well as provide opportunities for career advancement. 


Arranged in order of time of occurrence

  • Created basic Android apps myself
  • Passed the coding in Ruby interviews of App Academy in June 2013
  • Became the go to person for electrical motor test device and localized its User Interface for Turkish market.
  • Used advanced CAD tools to create new brake technologies in Mercedes Benz Truck Development department
  • Highest scored in technical, creativity and presentation interviews sections of Mercedes Benz along 20 candidates
  • Thesis: Development of a smart home
  • Awarded best intern presentation for presentation on HD TV 
  • Opened my own oil painting art exhibition
  • Third place in German reading competition of Goethe Institute






Eclipse Plug-in Development

Java Servlet



Electrical circuit design


AutoCad, SolidWorks, CAD

Microsoft Office


Android SDK

developed basic applications (TicTacToe, limited Map, Notepad)

Eclipse for Java, Ruby, GAE

HTML Web Development

Google App Engine




Software Development&Testing

Algorithms&Data Structures

Object Oriented Programming

Work History

Work History
Sep 2013 - Present

Software Developer Intern


  • Web front end, UI development, views, templates, and CSS layouts for site development with Django framework.  Deployment and version control using Subversion, Linux/SSH and MySQL.
  • The website I am working on : http://www.olixus.net:6677/  
Aug 2013 - Present

The Code Path
  • This is a 6 weeks android boot camp. Every week includes new mini apps to learn and use required developer tools, app fundamentals like activities, intents, layout managers, menus, dialogs, supporting multiple screens and end of the camp I will have my own app at the store.
  • I started publishing my works on Github.
Mar 2010 - Jul 2011

Technical Consultant Sales Engineer

Testone Technology Solutions

Medium sized business specializing in the distribution of test equipment from Vanguard, Metrel, Flir & Hioki

  • Consulted with over 100 clients ranging from small businesses to multinationals such as the Ford branch office in Turkey to identify the right electronics equipment based on their requirements.
  • Streamlined acquisition of reporting requirements and specifications to disseminate across multiple business lines and IT support teams.
  • Developed, managed and report test plans for specific test conditions and test procedures.
  • Designed and translated a complete UI for local based users
Jul 2008 - Sep 2009

Development Engineer, Truck Development Department

Daimler AG, Mercedes Benz Turk AS

Producer of trucks, buses and coaches with 4000 engineers and management staff

  • Responsible for the localization & adaptation of trucks for Turkish market
  • Conducted research and analysis on the new technologies in the field; focused on the development of new brake technologies and systems, created a project road-map which was executed by a Mercedes Research project team.
Jul 2007 - Sep 2007

Digital Design Intern, R&D Department


Europe’s largest manufacturer of ovens, washing machines, TV and laptop supplies with 15,000 employees

  • Worked on design and engineering of Beko HD TVs in collaboration with design/test development engineers to resolve any issues and perform testing on parts such as new HD TV circuit boards.


Feb 2013 - May 2013

Certificate Program

International Technological University

Coursework in Object Oriented Programming in Java. Used Objects, Inheritance, Interfaces, Abstract Classes and other core Java OO features  in the creation of several applications and programs. Practiced and experienced building robust Android applications utilizing Java capabilities and functionality. Created JUnit test cases for each app and run them in Eclipse. 

Sep 2005 - Jul 2009

Bachelor of Science

University of Istanbul

One of Turkey`s best universities with ~70,000 students, accredited by the Ministry of Education

  • Thesis: Smart Home Application Development.
  • 3.3 GPA
  • Embedded Software Development using MICROCHIP microprocessors and C++