United World Colleges is an education movement founded by Kurt Hahn during the Cold War in 1960 to
education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. It consist of
15 schools all around the globe, including Dilijan, Armenia, where I study now.
Back then in Turkey, or when I was staying by a host family in Germany, I could only dream of living in such an international and diverse community. In our college, UWC Dilijan, we have around 170 students from ~60 different countries, each comming from different socio-economic backgrounds. It has been truly an eye-opening experience for me so far, thanks to which, I explored my self and widened my world view.
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Being established in 1850 during Ottoman Empire, it is the cirst civilian high school in Turkish Republic. Formerly known as "İstanbul Girls' High School", now it's a mixed gender school. When sorted by the score required from nation-wide exams to enter, it's the 5th high school in Turkey.
I studied 4 years there, including the preparation year, where I learned German. For the first time, in CAL, I had the opportunity to experience a foreign culture: We had many German teachers, Herr Sölter being the most memorable one for me, and we had student exchanges ("Schüleraustauch") annualy. At the end of my preparation class, I went to Cologne (Köln) to stay by a host family for two weeks, which was also a great opportunity to experience the German culture from a different and closer perspective.
Also, I can greet you in Armenian, and order bread, cheese, and wine.
As I love experimenting with new things, and reading blogs of programmers and well-written articles, I do programming as a planned activity as well. I have founded Technology Club in UWC Dilijan, and created the website of the school library (if you happen to come to our college, check library.uwcdilijan.local; also let me know!) In addition, you can check my projects at labs.boramalper.org
I am proficient in Python 3.x and have experience with C and Full-Stack Web Programming. Currently I am working on:
A project of mine to replace file systems with an object-oriented database for a better utilization of relationships between objects.
cloud you can take control of. A personal cloud computing system that promotes autonomy
with a goal of becoming an out-of-box solution for personal setups.
My toy project, himawaripy has been starred by ~380 times, and it's being used by ~1500 people.
That's one small step for mankind, one
giant leap for a man.
I might be the first poet of Turkish nationality who wrote a Dadaist poem in Armenian.
I've been on the sixth tallest tower in the world: Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran.
I've managed to stay alive for a few seconds!