Sorry Uwe, I'm a little bit late to respond your Blog it Forward request. After 2 Teched's (+1 Sapphire ), DemoJam preparations etc., I'm now ready to forward your BIF to another community members.
I'm SAP Techology Consultant and SAP Mentor from Turkey. I've been working on SAP technologies for 12 years. I'll not get into much technical details. I'll list the milestones in my career and then start to talk about more intertesting stuff
- Started my career as ABAP Programmer at Pamukbank (closed after 2002 crisis )
- Joined Bimsa in 2002 and worked there until 2008. Started as an ABAP Consultant, then I started to move on Netweaver side
- Started to work as an Independent Consultant in 2008
- Joined SAP Mentors in May 2012
- Published a book from SAP Press titled 100 Things You Should Know About ABAP Workbench in August 2012
- Our product (Gregor Wolf, Jan Penninkhof, Ivan Femia, Uwe Fetzer) won the second place at DemoJam Madrid with SAPlink Plug-In for ABAP in Eclipse (Youtube still says we are the winner but we were the 2nd)
Now, let's talk about 3 major cities that I've spent most of my life.
I was born in Iskenderun which is founded in 333 BC and many different cultures lived there in the past.
I spent first 16 years of my life. It is a small city, population is around 200K and located on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey.
Like most other cities of Turkey, Iskenderun is famous with delicious food and deserts. You can eat one of the most delicious Turkish deserts "Kunefe" in Iskenderun. It is made from oven baked shredded phyllo dough with molten cheese and syrup. Although you can find it in almost all cities of Turkey, you can only find the original one in Iskenderun (or in the neighbour cities )
I moved to Ankara (the capital of Turkey) when I was 16, to study Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Middle East Technical University. I stayed there only for 5 years but probably I'll always miss these part of my life.
After university, I moved to Istanbul which is the heart of the country and I still live here for more than 12 years.
You can cross from Europe to Asia using the bridge shown in the above picture. Normally, most of you probably suppose that crossing the continents using this bridge is very attractive and funny but unfortunately most of the times it is nightmare for us. Istanbul is a city with very poor public transportation. As a result, most of the time, we have very bad traffic in the city. For example, last week first snow of the season came to Istanbul and it took me 4 hrs to get home (25 km).
BIF Questions by Uwe Fetzer
What has your Mum cooked for you as a child (the everyday meals, not the special ones)?
I'm thinking about the answer of this question for 3 months. It is really hard to choose but if I had to choose only one, I think I would prefer "İçli Köfte".
This is one of the meal that I can't stop myself from eating. It is made of bulgur sutffed with minced onion, meat and various spices. You can boil or fry but I strongly prefer the boiled one.
Blog it Forward
I want to forward this blog to:
Ibrahim Gunduz : One of the most passionate community member in Turkey. You can't find much contributions from him on SCN but he is the one who always helped us to organize community organizations in Istanbul and Ankara.
Ömer Haziroglu : I've been working together with him for a while. He is new to the community. In 2012, he wrote his first blog and I believe he'll start sharing more his experience on SCN and he'll be one of the top community members in Turkey in the coming years.
The question I want to ask them is :
1. What 3 things would you change if you were a CEO at SAP ?
2. How would you spend the rest of your life if you won the lottery next week ?