His Story

1997

Baby steps

Got his first PC and sleepless nights came with it. He spent hours and hours exploring the new technology: "www". Started building web sites for topics of interest.

2000 - 2006

First paid job and freelancing

After years of fun in the playground, he got his first part-time job in 2000 during the 3rd year of his university education in engineering. He had project based jobs as a freelancer between 2000 and 2006.

2006 - 2010

The organic years

He founded an e-commerce company with two partners to sell natural and organic products. In 4 years; they attended 10s of national and international fairs, succesfully dispatched thousands of orders.

2010 - 2015

Team leader and senior developer

He started working as a consulting developer in Dipnot Communications, which then merged with desiBel Agency in 2013 and became one of the leading advertisement agencies in Turkey. By 2015 he was a senior developer and the team leader of developers in desiBel Agency.

2015 - ...

London calling

In November 2015, he founded Potamic Interactive Solutions, a UK web development company. With London becoming the capital of digital businesses, he is planning to provide services to customers worldwide.

Back-end
  • Object oriented PHP
  • Laravel framework
  • Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Restful API development and consuming remote APIs
  • MySQL
  • Codeigniter (until 2013)
  • Hardcoded PHP
Front-end
  • HTML
  • CSS, experience with LESS and SASS
  • Javascript, experience with jQuery, React and Vue
  • Asset management, experience with grunt, gulp and webpack
  • Bootstrap
  • Mobile-first and responsive design approaches
General
  • Git and version control technologies
  • Server management, experience with Digital Ocean, AWS, Laravel Forge, Nginx
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) best practices
  • Wordpress
  • Photoshop

Testimonials from Clients

Team Member

Jessica McCahon

Head of Communications
Cobra Group of Companies, London, UK

Onur's initial contract was for 4 months; however this has been extended for another 4 months due to the quality and efficiency of his work, the positive impact he has had in reducing the team’s workload and his pleasant demeanour.

Team Member

Mustafa Kutlay

CEO
Desibel Agency, Istanbul, Turkey

Onur has been a valuable part for our company during his work as the head of our developers team and a senior web developer. He is a talented programmer with whom we had the chance to work on various different types of projects. He pays great attention to details in his work, manages the projects with a team, and is self-motivated during the project timeline.

Team Member

Gülay Barbarosoğlu

Rector
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

Onur's services to Boğaziçi University include several state of the art websites for our departments. In addition, he built large-scale congress management software for international congresses and conferences. More recently, he worked on "News from Boğaziçi University" web site that is successfully being managed by our corporate communications team for over a year and runs smoothly on all kinds of mobile and desktop interfaces.

Team Member

Gustavo Bunheirao

Digital Project Manager
Cobra Group of Companies, London, UK

During this time he showed talent handling urgent and complex issues, helping also in testing steps and quite often coming with good suggestions. Its helpful to mention that I can barely remember pushbacks coming from him, being super compromised to accomplish the job respecting the deadlines. He experienced lots of job where knowledge in HTML, JS and CSS were extremely important. Lots of actions were also SEO related, from make/transform whole websites into responsive to how to improve loading performance.