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Cigdem is a diversified technology professional with experience around Java and Microsoft development tools and platforms in a large international company as well as start-up. Until 2008, she worked as a Software Engineer with expertise in financial Web and database applications leveraging Java, .NET and Oracle technologies in Istanbul. As a Microsoft MVP, she evangelizes Windows Development through open-source/community projects and social media activities. Cigdem is an aspiring integrator, who wants to bring development, user experience and design together. Cigdem is a member of the Dell Software WISE employee resource group, which empowers women to grow and thrive in their careers and community by providing a platform for networking, ongoing learning and exchange. She is a also member of TurkishWin, a global networking platform for women with family, cultural or professional ties to Turkey. She blogs at http://www.crocusgirl.com. You can follow her on http://twitter.com/crocusgirl.