Thursday, October 13, 2016

Women Techmakers Scholars Program - Applications are open for 2017!

Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program - formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program - Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg's vision of creating gender equality in the field of Computer Science by encouraging women to excel in Computing and Technology and become active leaders and role models in the field. The program consists of the following elements:

  • An academic scholarship award of 7000 EUR
  • An invitation to the scholars' retreat in a Google office in the summer 2017
  • Membership in a global community Women Techmakers Scholars

Deadline to apply: 1st December 2016

Apply at:

Questions? Email at or feel free to direct your questions to me as a comment below :) As a former Anita Borg scholar I would be happy to help you with the application process or any other clarification you might need.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

First AIU Hackathon

Last Sunday marked a great day not only for programming enthusiasts but also for those who love a good challenge and want to extend their skills. It was the 24th of April 2016 to be exact, the day of the first Hackathon ever to be held in Antalya International University, and it was an incredible one indeed. 10 teams came together, each comprising of two to four members and headed by a team leader, with a goal in sight to finish the project in hand. The team leaders chose their projects before hand, then the Code Club members picked the projects that suited them best according to their level of skills, knowledge and interests. Projects were of vast varieties such as android apps, IOS apps, cryptography, programmable control devices …etc. 

The event kicked off at 10 am with a small presentation by the Code Club president (Evis Hoxha), introducing the club, its board members (Suha Baobaid, Musa Tokgöz, Rıdvan Aksu) and aim. Soon after, laptops were switched on, eyes were focused on the screens in front of them with full attention. Team leaders were in charge of explaining the fundamentals of the project they had in hand, the techniques, the programming language and had to walk their team members through out the entire development process. They also had to make sure that they engage their team members in discussions and assign them some tasks. Each team started brainstorming to come up with the best way to implement their goal. Ideas swirled around the room, increasing the excitement of participants as they came one step closer to their vision. Everyone continued with determination for the next few hours, even though each one faced a difficulty at some point and had a confused expression on their faces as they came across an unusual bug. However, that didn’t hinder them as each proceeded with persistent efforts.

Hours rolled by with keyboard tapping sound dominating the environment. Thereafter, lunch time came, and participants employed that as an opportunity to talk with the other team members and exchange thoughts. Chatter filled the lunch hall, as all enjoyed their meal. But then everyone hurried back to their teams to finish their projects.

Few hours were left on the clock, and every minute of coding counted. Every team was finalizing their projects by adding the last touches and preparing their presentations. At 4:00 pm, after 6 hours of coding, the presentations period commenced. Each team presented their project with such creativeness and excitement that exceeded expectations. Some projects had funny annotations, some resembled hacker-like applications, and others had a nifty user interface. Each project was presented with success finally, which summed up the accomplishment of the whole event.

It was an event to be remembered as it not only enabled students to learn new things or extend their abilities but also it was a way for them to socialize and discuss with others who share their interests. Therefore Code Club team aspires to create more of such diverse events in the near future.

Team leader
Team members
Kamil Yunus Özkaya
- Ahmet Kurt
- Mert Efe Sevim
Best price
Levent Ayan
- Ali Gediz
-Xhudita Istrefi
Cryptic machine
Rıdvan Aksu
- Atalay Samet Ergen
- Eda Daniş
- Yiğit Can YILMAZ
Flappy bird
Ümit Kaş
- Koray Özyur
- Ibrahim Krasniqi
- Mehmet Arıcı
Hybrid mobile app To-do list
Mounir Abderrahmani
- Boulakdane Nacer
Evis Hoxha
- Emine Betül Şen
- Faadhil Mehboob Essack Hajiomer
- Heba Mohtaram
My phone as game controller
Yacine Marouf
- Ahmed Amine Taleb Bahmed
Esma Sert
- Temirlan Nurmamatov
Tic tac toe
Musa Tokgöz
- Abdesselam Said
- Heshanka Thilakarathna
Suha Baobaid
- Mustafa Khalil
- Rabia

- Written by Suha Baobaid

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hash Code contest

Hello everyone!

We would like to let you know about an upcoming competition: Hash Code organized by Google. We think this would be an exciting experience for all of you, so we reccomend you give it a try!

Hash Code is a team-based programming competition for students and professionals (18+) across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Using the programming language and tools of your choice, your team will compete to program the best solution for a challenge built by Google engineers.

Registrations are open until the 9th of February.

The Online Qualification Round takes place on 11th February 2016 at 18:30 CET. 

Top scoring teams from the Online Qualification Round will be invited to Google Paris to compete in the Final Round of the competition on 19th March 2016. 

Find some teammates and sign up at

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Prep Contest has started!

The preparatory contest has started! Good luck to the participants!

Follow this link to watch the live scoreboard.

Happy coding :)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Get ready for the Prep Contest

We are planning to have several contests this year, in the end of which we will announce our winners. The series of contests will start with a preparatory one to give you a chance to get familiar with the website. Everyone is encouraged to participate, as this is a great way to practice for the future contests.  

The prep contest will be held online at on the 17th of October, from 11:00 to 21:00. Any of the following programming languages are allowed: C, C++, Java, Python.

Happy coding!

Join Code Club!

Anyone interested in learning more about programming? 

You are invited to join Code Club! The goal of our club is to provide a stimulating environment where students can interact with each other and develop programming skills. For those of you who are not our members yet and are excited to be part of our club, please fill in the registration form

Feel free to contact us for any question.

Happy coding!