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Arda Ertem



Oct 29, 2021
Define a company vision
I've worked in business development and sales positions my entire career. I've always enjoyed the human interaction and the close relationships I've built in my career.

One thing where I've struggled (and keep struggling) is with converting my information clutter into applicable knowledge – something I could utilise in my sales efforts and personal development.

It felt so frustrating to spend so much time on getting all this information but not doing anything creative with it!

My co-founders, one being a PhD candidate back then and the other one a software engineer seemed to be experiencing similar issues. On the other hand, we realised how innovation fostered in communities like GitHub where people shared their progress. The speed of development was 10x faster than in other fields.

So we got together to build not just another tool but a movement that will make knowledge more accessible, open and connected. So more people can learn from each other and contribute to moving our society forward.

If this sounds like something you can relate to, you can read where we come from and our long-term goals here.

Happy to connect with anyone interested in our mission!
Jul 03, 2020
Managed people

Selected as a Team Leader for the first time!

From today, I'll have a team of five experienced individuals to work with and I'm beyond excited to manage people for the first time as part of iGT.
Local Product Manager, AIESEC
Launched a product
Built a Team
Managed people
+ 1
I launched PokéCenter — an online Pokémon community with a website and a forum.

We discussed topics on the forum, browsed the website to read news, guides, and go to the Pokédex. It's was at the time of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, so we also organized online exchanges and battles on the GTS (Global Trade System). We offered shinies to winners!

I was the webmaster and founded a team of moderators to manage the community of 400 members, and redactors to write the content.

PokéCenter introduced me to programming and designing, at age 11.

Gotta catch 'em all
Sep 02, 2021
Read a Report
Onboarded new coworker
Today I met a new coworker and started their onboarding. I also read an interesting report on Gamer Generations which shows the trends in gaming from Gen X, through Millennials to Gen Z. It provided useful confirmation of what we already suspected and that will help in developing new kids IP.
Wrote a Style Guide
Managed people
Coached an Intern
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Finished developing an oral history transcription style guide with a library and information science graduate student for the Eugene Masonic Cemetery Association Oral History Project.
Mentored someone
Managed people
Volunteered as an Archivist
Coordinated data management
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Started leading digital project management on the Eugene Masonic Cemetery Association Oral History Project. The project focuses on capturing the formation of the community organization's Board dating back to 1997.

As the project's digital archivist, I oversee and direct:
  • Collaborative strategic directions with the EMCA Board
  • Project planning and management
  • Digital project coordination and logistics
  • Coordination and management of digital project team volunteers
  • Mentorship and coaching of volunteers and interns interested in oral history project creation and dissemination