About

I'm Caner Güral - a teacher (CEIT), a learning enthusiast, developer, tourist, free software and open source evangelis and volunteer translator. My idea is to make schools better places for pupils so they can overcoming the problems that growing. I use open source technologies, tinker electronic boards moreover I teaching and getting across them.

Work Experience

  • Instructional Designer & Lecturer, Artistanbul

    Nov 2014 - Jul 2015 8 months

    Researching and developing customized curriculum for primary schools and colleges. Alignment the concepts, achievement levels and grade-specific goals.

    • Designing classroom activities for the schools
    • Planing and doing workshops (esp. City X Project)
    • Developing special curriculums (esp. Arduino, Sphero) based on the STEM disciplines
    • Ideation with schoolmasters
    • Training the trainers
    • Mentoring young maker students
  • Community Manager & Content Developer, Artistanbul

    Nov 2013 - Jan 2015 1 year 1 month

    I'm trying to make 'Geleceği Yazanlar' project to better place for learning, programming and collaboration with my team.

    • Community management of Turkcell’s non-profit project (Geleceği Yazanlar) in cooperation with enjoyful Artistanbul team
    • Mentoring county-wide hackathons
    • Supporting juries at the hackathons
    • Scheduling, planing, announcement of meetups
    • Trainer role for some workshops
    • Creating or translating and fixing tutorials on the project’s website
    • Creating sample boilerplate apps for learner community
    • Answering members’ questions on the Question-Answer page
    • Creating e-mail newsletters
    • Creating and maintaining special analysis reports which will send to the customer team
  • IT Technical Staff of Faculty Of Education, Sakarya University

    Sep 2011 - Jun 2013 1 year 8 months

    I was responsible for network and computers inside faculty when I was a student.

    • Maintaining of faculty computer network
    • Keeping alive the kiosks for students
    • Supporting IT operations of academic staff
  • ActionScript Developer, Etkin Patent

    Jun 2007 - Aug 2007 2 months

    • Creating interactive banners for websites in the portfolio
    • Optimizing ad banners

Skills

  • Education (): Design Thinking Understanding by Design Curriculum Planning Presentation Design Classroom Design Educational Video Howto Video Tutorial Videographer Game-based Learning Project-based Learning Teacher Training e-Learning Project Management Balsamiq Mockup Lucidchart Learning Management Systems MOOC Moodle Drupal Google Apps Wordpress Ghost BigBlueButton Makey Makey 3D Printing City X Project LEGO Curriculum Mapping (Rubicon Atlas) Gitbook Educational Translation
  • Programming (): Scratch Code.org Blocky Arduino Raspberry PI Sphero Macrolab Java Android Linux Bash HTML CSS Sass Javascript GruntJS Handlebars.js Maven Gradle Apache Usergrid Amazon AWS Google Cloud Computing IBM Bluemix Facebook Parse

Education

  • Computer Education and Instructional Technology, Bachelor,  Sakarya University

    Sep 2009 - Jul 2013

    2.88
    EBB101 - Introduction to Education Science BTE101 - Information Technology in Education BTE103 - Mathematics and Logic in Computer Programming BTE102 - Computer Assisted Instruction BTE108 - Teaching Principle and Methods EBB102 - Educational Psychology EBB205 - Social Skill Training BTE203 - Instructional Material Development BTE207 - Introduction to Algorithms and Programming EBB205 - Measuring and Evaluation BTE211 - Visual Literacy BTE204 - Instructional Design BTE208 - Graphic and Animation in Education EBB202 - Classroom Management BTE301 - Operating Systems and Applications BTE302 - Internet Based Programming BTE303 - Multimedia Design and Development BTE304 - School Experience BTE305 - Distance Education BTE307 - Scientific Research Methods BTE310 - Social Service Applications BTE323 - Multimedia Programming SAU012 - Project Management and Enterpreneurship BTE412 - Evaulation of Instructional Software BTE414 - Internet Based Education BTE413 - Video Editing and Creating BTE429 - Publishing Design

Awards

  • Mobile App Developlement Marathon Contribution Award,  Turkcell Teknoloji A.Ş.

    Awarded on: Nov 2014

Volunteer Work

  • Translation of Code.org Videos into Turkish,  Code.org

    - Present

    In my recreation, I'm trying to do translation of Code.org courses into my native. It's make me happy.

  • Trainer,  AB2015 Akademik Bilişim Konferansı

    Jan 2015 - Feb 2015

    I made 4 day training workshop about 'Beginning Android Development and Apache Usergrid' with 20 enthusiast instructor from various universities and shared it with Mehmet Aca, Software Developer, Trainer and Senior Product Manager from Turkcell Teknoloji. It was in the Anadolu University.

    • Learn more about: http://bit.ly/gyab2015blog
    • Awarded 'Teacher of the Month'
  • Translation of Kano Computer Kit into Turkish,  Kano Computing

    - Present

    In my free time, I get a kick out of help them out to translation of Kano Books into my native language.

  • Translator,  Ubuntu

    - Present

    I'm with 'Ubuntu'yu Türkçe'ye Çevirenler Takımı' on the LaunchPad platform

Publications

  • City X Project Toolkit (In Turkish) ,  Artistanbul

    Published on: Jan 01, 2015

    The City X Project is an international educational workshop for 8-12 year-old students that teaches creative problem solving using 3D printing technologies and the design process. The toolkit is a design thinking curriculum and has various documents and guides for students and teachers who will make workshops. I've translated it into Turkish at Artistanbul. Artistanbul will publish the translated all of toolkit soon. Toolkit's original English version is here: www.cityxproject.com/toolkit/

  • Mobile Developer's Guide to The Galaxy Book (In Turkish) ,  Turkcell Geleceği Yazanlar

    Published on: Apr 15, 2015

    As Gelecegi Yazanlar team, I and Dr. Görkem Çetin, Ali Işıngör and my co-worker Cansu Uludağ have translated the 'Mobile Developer's Guide to The Galaxy' book into Turkish and delivered it many times to the community. You can check the online book out from here: https://gelecegiyazanlar.turkcell.com.tr/mobil-gelistiricinin-galaksi-rehberi

  • Android geliştirme için örnek alınası davranışlar ,  GitHub

    Published on: Dec 30, 2014

    Do's and Don'ts for Android development, by Futurice developers and translated into Turkish by me.

  • Akıllı Saat Atölyesi'nin Ardından (In Turkish) ,  Turkcell Geleceği Yazanlar

    Published on: Oct 22, 2014

    About Smart Watch Workshop happened in the 'Geleceği Yazanlar Merkezi' in cooperation with GDG Istanbul and Turkcell Gelecegi Yazanlar teams.

  • Android Geliştirici Günleri 2014 İzlenimleri (In Turkish) ,  Turkcell Geleceği Yazanlar

    Published on: May 20, 2014

    Impressions of the Android Developer Days 2014

  • Mobil Oyun Atölyesi'nde İlk Haftamız (In Turkish) ,  Turkcell Geleceği Yazanlar

    Published on: Mar 18, 2014

    What things happened in the first week of Mobile Game Bootcamp that cooperation with Turkcell and Bahcesehir University?

  • Global Game Jam'in Ardından (In Turkish) ,  Turkcell Geleceği Yazanlar

    Published on: Jan 29, 2014

    How'd that Global Game Jam 2014 Istanbul in Bahcesehir University Game Lab?

  • Geleceği Yazanlar Ekibi'nin Bir Günü (In Turkish) ,  Turkcell Geleceği Yazanlar

    Published on: Dec 02, 2013

    What are Gelecegi Yazanlar team doing for one day?

Interests

  • Animals

    Cats Kittens Dogs Puppies Goldfish
  • Movies

    Sci-Fi Drama Family Short movies Reha Erdem Turkish cinema Sadri Alışık Zeynep Değirmencioğlu The Wizard of Oz Terminator series Batman stories The X-Files The Walking Dead Breaking Bad True Detective Fargo Mr. Robot Tatlı Hayat Continuum

Languages

English (B2) Spanish (A2) Turkish (C2)