Developer, Architect, Coach, Trainer, Leader, Public Speaker
Lemi Orhan Ergin is the co-founder and Chief Software Crafter at craftgate.
Lemi Orhan Ergin is a software crafter based on Turkey with a passion for raising the bar of
his profession and sharing his experiences with communities. He is the co-founder of Craftgate (One-Stop-Shop Payment Gateway) and
founder of Turkish Software
Craftsmanship Community. He previously worked at Sony and eBay at various technical
leadership and management roles. He has been actively programming since 2001. He is an
active practitioner and mentor in programming, leading teams about engineering practices and
He took Bs. and Ms. degrees from Marmara University
Computer Engineering Department in 2002 and 2005 respectively. He has been actively
developing software since 2001. He has worked as software architect, software craftsman,
technical leader, team leader, technical coordinator, Scrum Master and Agile coach in dozens
of software projects at BYM, GittiGidiyor / eBay and Sony. When he was a managing partner in
ACM, he had provided consulting services to dozens of companies. He had led the
establishment of agile software cultures, continuity and sustainability in software teams.
At iyzico, he was leading cultural transformation of iyzico engineering on top of Agile &
Lean mindset and Software Craftsmanship movement. He co-founded Craftgate with Hakan
Erdoğan, Sabri Onur Tüzün and Murathan Özcan. One-Stop
Shop Payment Gateway: Craftgate got funded 2 million dollars on May 2022.
In order to focus to their product, i.e. Craftgate, he does not deliver trainings and
Throughout his career, he delivered trainings and seminars on Agile / Scrum, Kanban,
Management 3.0, Git,
ALM Processes, TDD, Clean Code, Agile Engineering Practices and Software Craftsmanship to
hundreds of professionals.
He is addicted to learn new technologies, develop new ideas, construct well-defined
structures and teach them to others. He has already attended tens of seminars and
conferences as speaker. He is sharing the slides of his talks via SpeakerDeck. His presentations have
been already viewed a few million times in internet overall.
He is a big fan of human-centric development disciplines, like agility. He has a lot of deep
experience in several methodologies (like Scrum, eXtreme Programming and Kanban), cultural
transformation, software craftsmanship, building agile ALM processes, software engineering
practices and building a sustainable agile development culture in organizations. He has CSM,
PSM1, PSD1, Scrum Master and Kanban Practitioner certificates. He has worked in Scrum
teams as Scrum Master, Scrum Team Member and Agile Coach since 2008. He loves to share his
knowledge with others. He prepared knowledge sharing sessions and enjoy
coaching teams in both technical and non-technical aspects.
Application life-cycle management is also his expertise. From build management to release
management, from requirement analysis to monitoring, he has worked in all areas of software
development. He gives special importance to test driven development, continuous integration,
clean code principles and software craftsmanship. He has been doing code reviews in daily
basis and coaching juniors since 2005.
He was an active member of Agile Turkey community
for 5 years and organization & community lead between 2015 and 2017. Between that period, he
involved intensely in the organization of Agile Turkey Summit 2015 and 2016 and CraftSummit
2015 as the product owner role. He is also the founder of Software Craftsmanship
Turkey community, i.e. the only Turkish community about Software Craftsmanship. He
already organized 200+ free meetups as private and public. He also has been facilitating
code retreats since 2013 including the Global Day of Coderetreat.
Even though he shares his knowledge in English in many areas, he believes in the power of
learning in native language. Therefore, he is sharing his experience about agile development
in Turkish via agilistanbul.com with Turkish audience. He was in the team
for translating Agile Manifesto into
Turkish. He is the official Turkish translator for Software Craftsmanship
Manifesto and Disciplined
All he wants is to work with you to build a better development culture with both process and
technical sides and to see happy faces at the end.
Last Update: December, 2022