Ilker Akansel

  • @ilker
  • Community Manager, Consultant & Strategist
  • He/Him
  • Istanbul, Turkey
Technology, innovation, entrepreneurship and communities are in the core of everything I do. I have been involved in great projects, programs and experiences at likes of Google, Cisco and London Olympic Games. I now provide services as one of Turkey's first Community Management, Building & Strategy Consultants, and would be happy to tell you more about the benefits that a well built and grown community can bring to your business.
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Founder, Community Consultant & Strategist

  • Ilker Akansel
  • Sep 2020 - Present

Developer Relations Coordinator

  • Google
  • Sep 2018 - Sep 2020

Project Manager, Istanbul Innovation Center

  • Cisco
  • Oct 2017 - Jul 2018

Ilker's Collections

Articles and blogs

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Jan 15, 2022
Jan 15, 2022
Reposted by Ilker Akansel
Welcomed a new community member
Excited to onboard a new community member today, welcome Ilker! Thanks for checking out Polywork 🙏. Please let me know if you have any feedback on how we can make Polywork better, we're just getting started!


Nov 23, 2021
Nov 23, 2021
Spoke on YouTube video

Great pleasure to talk to Marsha Druker from Bevy, the community event engine, about my experience leading developer communities, and what I believe that makes these communities tick. Hope you enjoy this!
Nov 08, 2021
Nov 08, 2021
Gave an interview
I had the pleasure to be interviewed by the community platform Panion back in November - I hope that you enjoy this great chat where I talk about my grand entrance into community management, and what I think that the future holds for this exciting profession
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