Sometimes I feel like I just need a break before something new starts or to start something new. The first break that I have taken was after university before my professional life starts. The second one is now, after 2 and a half years, a break from 9–5 to focus on the personal projects for a while.

iceland, 18
iceland ‘18

It is not about if I do not like my employer or not, on the contrary, I pretty loved the culture of both companies that I have worked for in many aspects. I learned a lot, especially about the entrepreneurial part lately which…


I have been looking for new ways to adapt to the technologies that I want to learn and speed up the building process of my side projects which I go mostly full-stack. One evening I have come up with this little idea to bring to life, meet Bucketmap.

I knew it is very helpful to practice what you learn on something that you are interested in, and I have been passionate about the idea of bucket lists for a while, visualizing things in general, and maps all the time! …


“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for — and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool — for love — for your dreams — for the adventure of being alive.”

— Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Hi, I’m Ebru.

This will be a story of my past few years and you will know me a little bit better than only me being a software engineer at the end…


Almost one and half years have passed as a newbie in the professional software development world. Full of laughs, regrets, achievements, failures, the technical words that I have heard for the first time… Here are some notes that I have taken along the way to remind myself how the journey itself was.

It is okay to feel down sometimes. It was probably the biggest lesson that I have learned.

Dependency injection. I have come up to this term in a very strange way and I believe it will be a life-changing moment for my professional life. …

Ebru Kaya

founder at noecrafts, backpacker and lover of nature 🍃 https://ebrukaya.me

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