About Tekin Süleyman
Tekin is a developer, speaker, trainer and writer who's been shipping web applications since 2001.
In that time he has:
- Helped The Co-op launch their very first in-house digital service as tech lead, taking it from conception, through alpha, beta and into a fully operational service
- Built chunks of the UK Government’s website, including time tech leading the effort to move it from a single monolithic application to a service-oriented architecture
- Contracted as a Ruby and Rails consultant for several startups, including FreeAgent, and Swirrl
- Conceived, built and brought to market his own SAAS product, crowd.fm
- Spoken at conferences across the globe, including the UK, United States, Sweden and Australia
- Contributed to open source projects such as Rails, Globalize, friendly_id and ActiveMerchant
- Produced and delivered a three-day course teaching Ruby and Rails to beginners
- Organised and ran Rails Girls Workshops
- Organised and ran the North West Ruby User Group, the hub for the Ruby community in the North West of England
Nice things people say
Tekin is among the best developers I’ve ever worked with. Creative, capable and committed, Tekin brings intelligent challenge and can-do attitude in perfect balance to help you get the thing done and to do the thing right. He’s also highly personable and has the total respect of his peers. I’d hire him again in a heartbeat.
Tekin worked with FreeAgent during 2012 and delivered several popular features. His positive and professional attitude, strong technical expertise and ability to quickly gain domain knowledge were a real asset to the business. We were sad to see him go!
Tekin was a vital part of the GOV.UK team for 2 years, working in several of our product teams. His personable nature, impressive work ethic and deep knowledge of Ruby and Rails would be vital on their own, but together make a formidable package.
Tekin’s deep understanding of engineering principles, along with his professional but friendly approach would make him an asset to any team.
When I first started learning to code Tekin offered to mentor me, meeting me once a week to talk through problems, set challenges and recommend next steps. Eventually he convinced me to give a talk on my experiences learning to code; that talk led to my first job as a developer. Tekin has been, and still is, instrumental in helping me develop my career as a software developer. Anyone would be lucky to learn from him.
If you or your organisation needs an experienced hand to help you successfully deliver your software project, get in touch.