Orkut Buyukkokten, born on Feb 6, 1975 in Konya, Turkey is a software engineer. He holds a BSC degree in computer Engineering and Information Science and later earned PH.D. in computer science from Stanford university. He is the man who created Orkut, the largest and biggest social networking site.

Orkut started working with Google in 2002. And later he developed Orkut.com as his 20% independent project. Orkut Buyukkokten worked very hard to make it real and user friendly. This effort from this young, dynamic engineer made Orkut successful, in no time.

Few time later Affinity Engines, a software company filed a legal suite against Orkut Buyukkokten and Google saying that they copied their source code to develop Orkut. It was a huge controversy at that time. Orkut Buyukkokten, creator of Orkut is married to his boyfriend Derek Holbrook recently. It was expected as the California Supreme Court has made gay marriages legal recently. The ceremony was witnessed by Marissa Mayer, the Vice President of Search Product and User Experience at Google.

Checkout the ASCII Art of Orkut Buyukkoten in the below link. Please use Lucida Console font to view the art in Notepad. Before that in Notepad go to Format and Uncheck the Word Warp and then Go to Font and Reduce the Font Size to 3 to 4 pt. Use only Lucida Console Font.


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