Emir the Person
Merhaba! I’m Emir Aydin. Currently I’m trying to understand life by experiencing more. More of anything, everything…
Now, I’m 20 and I’m a computer science student at McGill University on scholarship. I wouldn’t call myself a student even though I am full-time, because I’m spending most of my limited time on this earth (~25,000 days!) doing other stuff that interests me and keeps me alive. I’d say web and developing for the web is one of them. Because it was the only way to reach millions of people around the world when I first started 8 years ago, and it still is the same and even more now.
We’re here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here? – Steve Jobs
More importantly, I guess I’m seeking something different though. I hate conformity and adore originality. If you imagine the people in the world as pixels forming the screen that you are reading, I guess my life goal would then be to be the only red pixel on the white screen.
With that in mind, I grew up with reading the success stories of big tech companies, watching movies that tell their stories, and keeping up with the news. I knew I’d eventually go in that path I admired. But in past few years, the general perception towards entrepreneurship is making me feel sick, because people base all their dreams on financial motivations. This caused me to promise myself that “Whatever I do, I’ll do it differently. I have to contribute to the heritage of humanity. Everything is secondary.” With this motivation, I got started in my entrepreneurial journey, yet I have to “suck out all the marrow of life” to make it stand out.
So that’s Emir for you right here! I’ve spoken enough. Now, tell me more about yourself!