Mehmet Akyuz

Software Engineer & Photographer

I'm a software engineer that accidentally fell in love with photography. I'm from Amsterdam, the Netherlands & I enjoy experimenting with lighting, techniques & travel photography.

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Mehmet Akyuz

4 december 1987
+31 611302136

I am a pragmatic and a fast learning young professional centered in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). I'm a Software Engineer at the smartest travel company in Amsterdam, in my free time I travel, take pictures, read about and enjoy different cultures.


Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences 2009-2013

Major: Software Engineering


Software Engineer TravelBird. 2013 jan - Present

  • Developed a hotel provider aggregation / dynamic packaging system.

    Using API's of hotel bedbanks/channel managers/incoming agencies the system syncs, maps and aggregates all related entities, resulting in a massive inventory of hotel data, including availability and pricing data to perform live bookings.

    Stack: Python, Django, Celery, JavaScript, PostgreSQL

  • Developed a high performance hotel pricing cache API

    Using the aggregated data of external providers, and the pricing contracts of supplied hotels, all possible permutations of available packages get precalculated and stored in a higly available cache. Exposed through an API this provides live searching & booking functionality to all B2C & B2B sales channels.

    Stack: Python, Django, Celery, JavaScript, PostgreSQL, mongoDB, RabbitMQ.

  • Improved the hotel allotment inventory system

    By optimizing the allotment efficiency and allowing for both a spreaded allocation of available room capacity aswell as a customer driven allocation of nightly allotment.

Past Experiences

Assistent IT Manager Dutch Travel International B.V. 2006 jan - 2013 dec

  • Developed a B2B booking platform between Touroperators and Online travel-agencies (OTA's).

    Web-based booking engine used by 1800 travel agencies in the Netherlands for live hotel & flight availability, price searches, reservations and e-ticketing. Hotel inventory supplied by external hotel bedbank providers among which MTS and Jumbo Tours. Flight inventory supplied by Amadeus.

    Stack: Python, Django, MySQL, Javascript, jQuery, Memcached, Varnish, Celery, RabbitMQ.

  • Integrated hotel providers to a touroperating system.

    Integrated external API partners using travel industry protocols (OpenTravelService (MTS), Sejour, G7, TravelTainment, Stadis and TOMA) to a hotel content management system with a frontend facing touroperator B2C website.

    Stack: Python, Django, MySQL, Javascript, Celery, RabbitMQ

  • Other Projects & Responsibilities

    • Developed a BI dashboard with live metrics, KPI's and google analytics aggregated data. Rendered graphs and plots using Highchart.js
    • Developed a XML API abstraction layer for a legacy TCP/IP-socket based endpoint.
    • Designed numerous web and print creatives for use in promotional campagnes, including for the nation-wide Daily newspapers Metro and Spits.
    • Dynamic landingpages for 3 geographical layers (Country / Region / City) of the hotel inventory. With externally fed weather, activities, excursion offers.
    • Maintained the local Windows 2003/2008 server based ActiveDirectory, SMTP, Exchange network services.

Web Developer German Sky Airlines GmbH. 2010 feb - 2013 dec

  • Maintained the main website of the German Sky Airline fleet
  • Extended the search engine to support multi-day/leg/airport search capability


Programming & Web Development

5+ years experience with MVC web development technologies, J2EE, the Django web framework and proficient with Javascript/jQuery/HTML/CSS

System/Server Administrator

5+ experience deploying and maintaining Linux, AIX and Windows servers, including bootstrapping and configuration of nginX/uWSGI stacked webapplications

Travel Technology

8+ years experience in the Travel industry with know-how of the underlying technology of the Dutch and European tourism landscape with experience rapidly developing, extending and automating touroperator (TO) and travel agency (OTA) systems and integrating travel web services.


10 years experience in professional graphic design, specialized in static and interactive web (Flash) creatives and to a lesser degree also Print

& Interests
Photography, Astronomy, Physics, Fitness, Swimming, Travel, Interior Design, Science & Technology, Synesthesia, Psychology, the Copenhagen interpretation and Schrodinger's cat.

Technology stack
Python Django Git SQL AWS MySQL Celery RabbitMQ jQuery Adobe Photoshop NginX Bash Javascript Java PostgreSQL HTML MongoDB CSS B2B B2C RESTful API's Webscraping Linux Ubuntu CentOS SOAP gUnicorn Memcached Mercurial Tomcat JavaServlets