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.


Software Engineer TravelBird. 2013 jan - Present

  • Developed a touroperating packaging system

    Developed a system for effortless packaging of multiple travel components into single sellable units, such as (hotel+flight), (hotel+flight+car) and (multi-hotel+flight+car) roundtrip packages. Extended the backend systems to support multi-product pricing, availabiliy, increased volume of inventory and developed tools for high-level and fine-grained per product markup management and dynamic pricing of packages.

    Tech Stack: Python, Django, Celery, RabbitMQ, MySQL, AWS, Redis

  • Developed a rule-based accommodation calculation system

    Designed and developed an accommodation model and pricing system that can support the pricing rules and conditions supplied by partners e'g Incoming agencies and GDS aggregators in order to integrate industry partners.

    Tech Stack: Python, Django, Celery, RabbitMQ, MySQL, AWS, Redis

  • Improved the hotel allotment inventory system

    Migrated the legacy and inefficient allotment model into a more efficient model to support per-night allocation of hotel allotment.

Past Experiences

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

  • Lead development of 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, Memcache, Varnish, Celery, RabbitMQ.

  • Integrated hotel providers to a touroperating system.

    Integrated hotel, flight and package data of partners using travel industry protocols (OTA, G7, TravelTainment DataMix, 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
    • Designed numerous web and print creatives for use in promotional campagnes, including for the nation-wide Daily newspapers Metro and Spits.
    • Developed dynamically generating 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


Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences 2009-2013

Major: Software Engineering


Software Engineering

7+ year experience in OOP and MVC-oriented web development, Python, Django, RabbitMQ, Celery, Mysql, Postgres, Redis.


Experience provisioning and maintaining both Linux, AIX and Windows servers, bare-metal and on the AWS platform. Including setting up and configuration of WSGI webapplications, RabbitMQ, Varnish, Memcache, and configuration of Ansible for provisioning and deployment.

Travel Technology Guru

9 years experience in the travel industry with know-how of the underlying technology of the Dutch and European tourism landscape with experience rapidly developing, automating and optimizing touroperator (TO) and travel agency (OTA) systems, data modelling, architecture and integrating travel web services.


2 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 Redis Adobe Photoshop Nginx Bash Javascript Java PostgreSQL HTML MongoDB CSS RESTful API's Webscraping Linux Ubuntu CentOS SOAP uWSGI gUnicorn Memcached Mercurial Tomcat JavaServlets