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.


Senior Software Engineer TravelBird. 2013 jan - Present

  • Developed a dynamic packaging system

    Developed a touroperating packaging system that in realtime finds the optimal solutions to packaging multiple travel components, such as hotels, flights, activities and carrentals. Applied a heuristic algorithm against typical combinatorial optimisation problems.
  • Developed a rule-based accommodation allotment & pricing system

    Designed and developed an accommodation pricing & availability model in order to automate integration of third party pricing data of e'g bed banks, incoming agencies and GDS aggregators into a unified platform
  • Developed a markup system

    Developed a hierarchical markup system to support fine-grained pricing configuration for revenue management.
  • Developed a booking engine API

    Developed a stateless booking API using GraphQL to support realtime dynamic packaging of travel products based on a customer search query.
  • Tech Stack: AWS, Python, Django, Celery, mySQL, Redis, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, React, JSX

Past Experiences

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

  • Lead development of a B2B booking platform

    Implemented and maintained a web based B2B booking engine between Touroperators and Online travel-agencies (OTA's), used by 1800 travel agencies in the Netherlands for live hotel & flight availability, price searches, reservations and e-ticketing.
  • Integrated travel providers to a touroperating system.

    Integrated hotel inventory of external hotel bedbanks and flight inventory from Amadeus using travel industry protocols (OpenTravelService, G7, TravelTainment, Stadis and TOMA) to a in-house built travel booking engine.
  • Developed a BI dashboard

    Developed dashboards using data visualisation libraries for real-time metrics, KPI's and google analytics aggregated data.
  • Developed XML api

    Developed a XML API abstraction for a legacy text-based TCP/IP-socket endpoint.
  • Managed an IT team of 3, overseeing 30 workplaces.

  • Tech Stack: AWS, Python, Django, MySQL, Javascript, jQuery, Memcached, Varnish, Celery, RabbitMQ

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

Software Engineering


Software Engineering

9+ year experience in OOP, functional programming and MVC-oriented web development. Have experience with Python, Java, Javascript, Golang, Flask, Django, RabbitMQ, Celery, Mysql, Elasticsearch, Postgres, Redis, React, JSX. I find experience in a language doesn't matter as much as a strong grasp of programming paradigms in order to quickly adapt to new frameworks and languages.


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 optimising touroperator (TO) and travel agency (OTA) systems, data modelling, developing product, pricing, availability and packaging systems, architecture and integrating travel web services.

& 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 Elasticsearch Bash NoSQL React JSX GraphQL Javascript Java PostgreSQL HTML MongoDB CSS RESTful API's Webscraping Linux Ubuntu CentOS SOAP uWSGI gUnicorn Memcached Mercurial Tomcat JavaServlets