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Solving Social Problems with The Power of Coding

Jun 30th
17:00 - 18:00

Technology has supported societies all over the world to solve the most pressing issues and social problems. Technological applications created on the basis of coding could help develop holistic solutions to global social problems. Moving from this point, the co-founder and CTO of Whole Surplus, Arda Eren, will share his own experiences and methods on how to reduce food waste and address climate change. Whether you are an individual who wants to build an innovative tech-based enterprise or if you have an interest in solving current global issues, you can learn more about the strategies and tools to move forward.

About the speaker: Arda Eren is the co-founder and CTO of Whole Surplus (Fazla Gıda). He is a professional computer scientist and idea developer. Through his work life he always put his values at first and aimed to find sustainable, scalable solutions to global problems, believing that social challenges can be solved or improved with the help of technology. He started doing that by creating a digital platform to solve food waste problems, establishing Whole Surplus with his friend Olcay Silahlı in 2016. Before then, he had an academic career at the Computer Science Department at Istanbul Bilgi University. During his academic career, he worked as student assistant and tutor. He has 7 years of experience in the technology industry as a Computer Scientist in which he took end-to-end responsibility, programmed, developed and helped to design mobile applications for various products, in various platforms.

This initiative is part of an event series that Impact Hub Istanbul is carrying out in partnership with Re:Coded, aimed at providing opportunities to youth to enter the digital economy through tech and career prep training.

*The project “PEP – Promotion of Economic Prospects” is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with Re:Coded & Impact Hub Istanbul.

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