Upon completing my primary and secondary education in Montenegro with the highest honors, both due to my sport achievements and active contributions to the society through work with the local NGOs and United Nations in Montenegro, I have received scholarships from multiple universities around the world. After a lot of thinking, my decision was to accept the Izmir University of Economics’ international scholarship and enroll into the department of Computer Engineering in 2014. Little did I know that this would be one of the best decisions of my life. During my time in Turkey, inside and outside of the IUE campus, I had the chance to meet people from all around the world, make life-lasting friendships, and grow both personally and professionally. One of the highlights of my personal life at IUE was meeting my future wife, Hajdina, on her Erasmus+ exchange from Slovenia to Izmir. IUE will always stay close to our hearts since we even got engaged in the campus. I had the chance to take part in the Erasmus+ exchange program myself, and enrich my academic life by spending a semester in the department of Computer Systems at Riga Technical University in Latvia, improve my practical knowledge by performing internships in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Stuttgart, Germany. Besides Erasmus+ internships, I have performed another internship in the world headquarters of the company Robert Bosch, located in Stuttgart, Germany, during which I had a chance to work on the development of the innovative product, and even held a lecture at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, in the domain of Internet of Things. I had a lot of fun at IUE as a member of many student clubs, as well as during the process of co founding the International Community Network, which had the aim to support expats at the university. After graduation, I moved to Germany yet again. First to Stuttgart and then to Karlsruhe, where I am currently working for a US corporation, which is the largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information in the world. At Rockwell Automation, as Technical Lead, I am leading the development as well as developing the complex software of the Manufacturing Execution System in the Life Sciences industry. So far, I had a chance to directly work with some of the biggest pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, such as Roche, Abbott, IPSEN, Lonza, Merck, BBraun and Thermo Fisher. Overall living and studying at IUE provided me a chance to gain theoretical and practical technical knowledge, learn Turkish and German language and the opportunity to improve my soft skills. All this as well as other experiences during my journey at IUE have been one of the most important pillars of my professional career. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all of my esteemed professors, assistants, administrative staff, and my university as a whole who have continuously supported me during my studies in Izmir.