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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…)

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Summary of Valentine’s Day…

valentines-day-comment-031Hello everyone,

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.

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.

Finals Go, Summer Holiday Comes

Yes, yes, yes..

In the end, my finals finished. I feel free and happy now. So, I and my friends celebrated “Finals Go, Summer Holiday Comes Party” .

That was a beautiful evening with my friends. We talked, laughed and gossiped.☜(゚ヮ゚☜)

And also we ate delicious sweets. It was mine, profiteroleeee. (ˆڡˆ)

I felt relax and happy with my friends. I love them and I really enjoy to spend time with them. They are not only my friends but also my daughters. ♥ I hope you have beautiful friendships like mine. I know I am really lucky about that. ♥

And finally, summer and holiday came. I can take a breathe until my industrial training. ٩(×⌣×)۶

Have a nice day!

B.

Our Student Chapter Dinner

Here we are again! I hope you are fine. I couldn’t say I am fine because of the final exams. I am really tired to study but there is something good happens in my life. I and my BILWIC team were at dinner recently. I can’t remember am I tell about BILWIC (Bilkent University Women in Computing) which is a student chapter, work for women in computing. This is an international student chapter depends on ACM-W and I am a chairman of this student chapter this year.

This photograph was from our end of semester dinner with whole boards of directors. We talked about what we did during this year and discuss about what we can do next semester. Meeting was so beneficial and enjoyable for us. I will leave my position of chairman because of graduating college next semester so, we’ll choose another member for this job. I hope, we will do many successful organizations next semester.  I had really sweet tired when I work in BILWIC. I learned being team, working together, managing organizations and time, being good at planing, thinking like leader etc. but I learned most important thing, being family in there. I will continue to support this beautiful student chapter next semester too. But first of all, I need to take a rest for a while after the final exams finish.

See you soon..

B.

Happy Mother’s Day ♥

Heeeeeyyyyy everybody!

Goes and gives huge hugs and kisses to your mothers now! Today is Mother’s Day. I hope all mothers have a good Mother’s Day with their child or children. Mothers who are bereaved, don’t be sad! Because, your children are always stand by you. I want to say happy mother’s day for all mothers and my beautiful & irreplaceable mother.

I love you mom. ♥ I am proud of being your daughter and I promise,  I will always be your little daughter.

Love,

B.