Goktug Turan

About Goktug Turan

I was raised in Tekirdag until I was 18 and ready to start my university adventure. After that I lived in Sofia for the next 5 years and got my degree. After I graduated as an Industrial Engineer, I knew it was time to start something new and now I've been living in Istanbul since late-2012. I am a technology addict who likes to follow the latest news about it everyday. The improvements and battles just amaze me. Me and a friend of mine started a tech-blog in 2012, which didn't seem to go pretty far, since it wasn't easy to produce content. The website is still active tho; check Teknomaze. Planning to produce more content for my blog in 2015.
I currently work as a Business Analyst and love my job. Also mastering in time management. 24 hours are just not enough for one day! Developing new stuff, following the latest tech and start-up news and consuming 6 to 8 cups of coffee each day can simply define my life.

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Technical University - Sofia

B.Eng. Degree in Industrial Engineering July 2012

I've always been curious about how stuff around me worked; and if they could get any better, or be more effective. When I found out that there was a faculty for making things run in more effective ways, all I wanted to study was industrial engineering. So my adventure in Bulgaria started in 2007. My 5 year study had been a great journey. Studying in a technical university and living abroad were great life experiences.



Business Analyst June 2013 - Present

When I was picking my optional courses in university, I was always ranking the software based courses on top. Wasn't so sure about which path I would choose as a career, but software subjects seemed to be interesting and fun. So when I graduated as an Industrial Engineer, I was looking for a software company that would not just hire me, but also educate me more. I'm glad that Advancity has picked me as their Business Analyst and gave me the chance to develop myself in a great environment with lots of awesome people and projects.


Editor March 2011 - Present

During the Entrepreneurship Workshops I've attended back in 2011, I had the chance to meet some amazing people, thanks to Cisco Entrepreneur Institute Bulgaria staff. FinZoom Financial Guide Network's CEO was one of them. After a little chat, I was offered an internship for FinZoom's Turkey project. To be a part of an international team sounded awesome. I gladly jumped in and simply never left...


As a young professional, I believe that the learning process never ends. I am still exploring the IT world, learning new stuff each day and developing myself.

  • Business Analysis
  • Business Development
  • Software QA
  • T-SQL
  • Business Planning
  • HTML
  • CSS

Inspired Quotes

  • ...So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.

    Steve Jobs
  • Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people... or find a diffrent room.

    Michael Dell
  • If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said "Faster horses.".

    Henry Ford
  • The best way of learning about anything is by doing.

    Richard Branson

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