September 2023

In September, after completingmywebsite, I re-uploaded my app to the App Store. I eagerly awaited a response, and finally, the e-mail I had been waiting for arrived: “Welcome to the App Store.” I was overjoyed, practically on cloud nine! Now, my app is available for free download on the App Store!!! The total cost of […]

August 2023

When I returned from the University of Oxford, receiving the award package from Apple was a tremendous source of motivation. Even though I had come back from the cool weather of London to the scorching August heat in İzmir, I was eager to wear my WWDC sweatshirt. Fueled by this motivation, I made the final […]

July 2023

After the dream-like week of WWDC, I started preparing for the Oxbridge Engineering Camp at the University of Oxford, which was just 15 days away. I was at the University of Oxford from June 30th to July 28th, and to be honest, I didn’t pay much attention to uploading my app to the App Store […]

June 2023

I didn’t have the opportunity to attend the Apple Event at Apple Park in California physically, but even though I was a bit disappointed about not being there in person, it turned out to be the most unforgettable event of my life. I had previously received the first prize from TÜBİTAK, the most prestigious project […]

May 2023

In April, I applied for the Apple WWDC Swift Student Challenge with my app. On May 9, 2023, I received an email announcing the results of the application. My heart was racing as I opened it, and I learned that I had won!!! As a result, I received various gifts from Apple, a one-year scholarship […]

February 2023

While studying with my visually impaired friends and teaching them Braille using LEGO® parts, I gained valuable insights from them. This experience has been exceptionally meaningful and will always be close to my heart. Collaborating with my younger friends, possibly because I have a little sister, added an extra layer of enjoyment. Although I have […]

January 2023

To seek feedback on my application, I initially shared it with several individuals and organizations. First, I presented it to Mrs. Müjde Kartov, who is my guidance counselor from my school, American Collegiate Institute and the advisor for the Unhindereds Club. Through Mrs. Müjde Kartov’s assistance, I established a connection with the board of directors […]

September 2022

LEGO® sets have played a significant role in my life, from my childhood up to the present. They’ve significantly contributed to my motor skills, fueled my imagination, deepened my interest in technology, sparked my passion for collecting and even my interactions with friends, including my little sister. As a devoted LEGO® enthusiast and collector, I […]

August 2022

In the summer of 2022, I traveled to London for a one-month-long summer camp. After obtaining my “Learning Through Play with LEGO® Braille Bricks” certificate, I sent an email to The Lego Foundation. I kindly requested to visit their London headquarters and obtain one LEGO® Braille Bricks set, which is only available to 20 official […]

July 2022

July 2022 marked a turning point. I had heard about the “Learning Through Play with LEGO® Braille Bricks” course offered by The LEGO Foundation, but I waited until after my high school entrance exam to begin this course. As soon as my exam was over, I enrolled in this 8-week program, which required 2 hours […]