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Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

After my first post of 2014, I am continuing to share something important with you in this beautiful, rainy, grey monday. (๏̯͡๏ )

Today, I will speak of scholarship news which is the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. I think that most of you have already heard few months ago but I want to give some information that I learn during my applying process, if there is somebody who doesn’t hear it yet. This scholarship that I was informed from Google Facebook group last week, gives by Google company since 2004 but who is Anita Borg? (more…)

Summary of Valentine’s Day…

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Yesterday was February 14 called Valentine’s Day which celebrated from couples all around the world. I wanted to post something about this speacial day but I was really tired because of studying for certificate exam. Now I have time to write summary of Valentine’s Day.

Everybody knows that the story of Valentine’s Day but let’s remember once again!

The story of Valentine’s Day begins in the third century with an oppressive Roman emperor and a humble Christian martyr. The emperor was Claudius II Gothicus. The Christian was Valentinus.

Claudius had ordered all Romans to worship state religion’s idols, and he had made it a crime punishable by death to associate with Christians. But Valentinus was dedicated to the ideals of Christ, and not even the threat of death could keep him from practicing his beliefs.

During the last weeks of Valentinus’s life a remarkable thing happened. One day a jailer for the Emperor of Rome knocked at Valentinus’s door clutching his blind daughter in his arms. He had learned of Valentinus’s medical and spiritual healing abilities, and appealed to Valentinus to treat his daughter’s blindness. She had been blind since birth. Valentinus knew that her condition would be difficult to treat but he gave the man his word he would do his best. The little girl was examined, given an ointment for her eyes and a series of re-visits were scheduled.

Then one day, Valentinus received a visit from Roman soldiers who arrested him, destroyed his medicines and admonished him for his religious beliefs. When the little girl’s father learned of his arrest and imprisonment, he wanted to intervene but there was nothing he could do.

On the eve of his death, Valentinus wrote a last note to Julia – knowing his execution was imminent. Valentinus asked the jailer for a paper, pen and ink. He quickly jotted a farewell note and handed it to the jailer to give to his blind daughter. He urged her to stay close to GOD, and he signed it “From Your Valentine.” His sentence was carried out the next day, February 14, 270 A.D., near a gate that was later named Porta Valentini in his memory.

When the jailer went home, he was greeted by his little girl. The little girl opened the note and discovered a yellow crocus inside. The message said, “From your Valentine.” As the little girl looked down upon the crocus that spilled into her palm she saw brilliant colors for the first time in her life! The girl’s eyesight was restored! A miracle!

He was buried at what is now the Church of Praxedes in Rome. It is said that Julia herself planted a pink-blossomed almond tree near his grave. Today, the almond tree remains a symbol of abiding love and friendship. In 496 Pope Gelasius I named February 14 as Saint Valentine’s Day. On each Valentine’s Day, messages of affection, love and devotion are still exchanged around the world.

According to remember this story, we can look at 21th century’s Valentine’s Day.

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This year there was an social organization called 1 Billion Rising. The aim of this project was one billion women is dancing for revoluation on February 14, 2013 which was 15th anniversary of V-Day’s. One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her life time and violated is an atrocity. This action happened because of reacting this barbarity.

This is the official video of 1 Billion Rising

So what did I something else? Of course I made cupcakes from my recipe. (^ ⌣ ^)

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I can be lonely but this is not obstacle for making  happy to myself. I will always happy when I make dessert for me. I hope everybody passed a wonderful Valentine’s Day as a lonely or a couple. ƪ(♥o♥)ʃ

Kisses,
B.

Goodbye Campus Life..

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“Sometimes goodbye is a second chance…” I really love this song which is right and tells
everything in my mind. I said goodbye to my university campus this week. I don’t like valediction, never ever! There was not enough words to say at that time while I was my best place of the campus, this corner…

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I don’t know how many kilometers did I walk around boundaries of campus. Alone or with lots of friends? How many times did I pass near by this pool?

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Here is my motivation pool. When I tired of studying, I sit one of bench and thought…

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Wish tree, please make me happy!…
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Can you see me? I am a little girl in a huge campus.. It reminds “Englishman In New York” to me.

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In this photograph, I guess I tried to get to class in time.. Hurry up B!!!

And lots of things more…

I’ll never forget all of them and remember with a good memories of my campus life… Now I can take a step to beginning of my new life. Moreover, I’ll have a first job interview tomorrow. Wish me luck..

Hope you all had a happy and restful holiday!

Kisses,

B.

Officially Graduated? Really!

p.s. I am really sorry about posting late because of flu. And I want to dedicate it to loving memory of my grandfather.. I miss you…

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My grandfather always said that “If you want something with your whole soul and heart, you always get a best result ever. So, you never stop to believe in yourself!”

He couldn’t see my success, because I lost him 8 months ago but I can feel that he is watching me and proud of me. I believe that he was right about his quote. I really wanted to graduate from university. I was forced into waiting extra one more semester for graduate and now, I was officially graduated with honour degree on January 16, 2013.
Ok ok.. I cannot see any dramatic words anymore. Let’s celebrate it! ٩(×⌣×)۶

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Keep calm and graduate this year! Come on! Somebody tells me who can keep calm
in last semester of college? ƪ(◦ ‘ ⌣ ‘ ◦ )ʃ

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I am grad student. Any objection? ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)

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Nihahaha, I grabed my diploma in the end. It’s mine, mine, MINE!!! ƪ(♥o♥)ʃ

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BTO is one of best team ever, I have! Love you guys and miss you too. (๏̯͡๏ )


My girls killed me with their love. I was content with them. We need more girls in software area! Come on girls, you can be best software developer ever!!! (ˆڡˆ)

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Let me introduce to future engineers, diplomats, designers, lawyer, geneticits, manager which  are us. \(^O^)/

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One more pose is not enough.. ( ء˘з˘)

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Caps are flying. ( ̄。 ̄ノ)ノ

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Victory is mine.. ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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BTO (Bilkent University Information Office) is our family, because we are guide students.Our slogans “Once guide, forever guide!” I’ll miss my all tours and prospecitive students. (  ˘з˘)

I feel happy and sad at the same time and I know that  I cannot describe how does it feel. I am hopeful, expect lots of things from life but uncertinaty scare me sometimes. I’ll get my diploma on February and attend the graduation ceremony this summer, if I don’t die. ヘ(^_^ヘ)

I hear that you celebrate me from all around world. I just want to say “THANK YOU” to stay with me during my all advantures..♥ So.. KEEP GOING because JUST STARTED! ƪ(˘ ⌣ ˘)┐ ƪ(˘ ⌣ ˘)ʃ ┌(˘ ⌣ ˘)ʃ

Love & Kisses,

B.

When Finals Come, Graduation Would Be Dream…

Hello guys,
Every end of semester, the finals visit us again. I know that we are unable to escape from our fate. That’s my final finals, because I am expecting to graduate on February 2013, hopefully. (˘˛˘!)

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I don’t know how is your finals period in your college, but in my, we call it “umbrella situation”. You got it! ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)

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At this time, I have one more final which will be next wednesday, is Networking Principles and Applications. Trying to motive yourself is so hard at that time, because when finals time comes, I do lots of junk things without studying. Thus, I prefer that studying college’s library or computer lab with my friends. Study study harrrrdddd!!! ( •͡˘˛˘ •͡)

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I and my friend took a break and watched this beautiful view with cup of coffee but you’re right today was very cold and snowy day! (~˘ ⌣ ˘)~ I hope that I can go home without any accident before last final. God, please save me!

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View of my studies of Database Management Systems course which I sit of this final exam last wednesday. Oww God, What was a hard exam which we sweated over it during 3 hours! (๏̯͡๏ )

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I feel something behind me, tells “you cannot graduate, nihahahaha!!” (◕ ¸ ◕) Although I am afraid sometimes but I know that I can do this. \(^O^)/

So, wish me luck for this fight.

Love,

B.

After Party of Informatics 2012

Fiyuuu…

Finally, the end of conference..

The same night, the excitement of doing something now, We’re in the premiere of conference. Come back to JW Marriott and Noww.. Time to have fun!!  ٩(×⌣×)۶


Tonightttt… We are younggg… \(^O^)/


I love this team!!☜(゚ヮ゚☜) Working with you is a pride, guys. ƪ(♥o♥)ʃ


with member of board of Informatics Association of Turkey Youth Working Group. (ˆڡˆ)


…but we are more beautiful in a very nice environment. (^ ⌣ ^)


This is my favorite photo of the night. ƪ(♥o♥)ʃ


AND.. Mission is completed successfully, the glory of our. \(^O^)/

At the end of the night we left wonderful memories from the hotel and I felt happy to be a member of this team one more time. ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)

Kisses,

B.

Industrial Training Time!

Ohh!! NO_o!

Holiday is already finished for me. This week, I started my industrial training and it is my first time to work at company. I studied more during the hole semester and continue to study in summer for practice. At the beginning, It was so hard for me because I had to learn the system of business life. But there is one thing, I like, having my own desk and computer. ƪ(♥ ⌣ ♥)ʃ


Yeah! I am proud of my workspace to introduce to you. This is my personal computer, use when I work. Of course, desktop shows my unicorns and child inside. I know I never grow up. I have ladybirds top of the monitor and I believe, they bring luck to me. (^ ⌣ ^)


This is pine cone man. I called like that because it’s body made by pine cone. These mans are on the every stuff’s desk and of course It is mine.☜(゚ヮ゚☜)


This is my workspace. As you can see I worked on Ubuntu terminal and sure, I cheated some codes from left side. ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ


Writing codes on terminal so hard because every misspelling shows errors. I guess I should more practice to learn. (˘˛˘!)

I was also reading  PDFs and e-books, searching on Internet my first week. I tried to learn python programming language which I never see before. I learned codes, tested them during this week. In addition, I tried to learn MongoDB. I must confess learning new information is so hard on my own. My dear instructorssss! I missed you and I promise I’ll listen to your all courses with my eyes wide open. (◕ ¸ ◕)


I changed my desktop background again, because I have lots of wallpapers. Especially, Calvin and Hobbes which I loved this comics.٩(×⌣×)۶ I used Wallbase for wallpapers. This site has high quality wallpaper and I really advise it.

Tomorrow, new workday will start for me like whole employees. ( •͡˘˛˘ •͡)  I hope, I can learn more things and improve myself on computer world.

Happy and sunny Sunday! ♥

B.