Ridvan Baluyos

Hi, I’m Ridvan Baluyos. I currently work for the Information Systems Department of Kate of Tokyo, Co. Ltd. I previously worked as an Applications Engineer for the Rakuten and as an Engineering Manager of the OLX Philippines. I relocated in Tokyo last July 2018, after living and working for 11 years in Manila. It was an awesome career run, full of ups and downs, but now I’m back to zero again in Japan and hoping to build another great career in the next few years.

I enjoy programming in PHP and its related technologies; I’m a Certified Scrum Master and a Zend Certified Engineer (PHP7). I have started programming in ReactJS after years of doubting the stability of Javascript frameworks in general.

Apart from programming, I love reading  Japanese novels and Christian Apologetics books. During weekends, I go cycling around the country roads of Tokyo and nearby mountains. I like watching MMA, and I earned my brown belt under the Japan Karate Association.

I have never been a fan of blogging, that’s why I consolidated my previous blogs since 2006 via Wayback Machine since I always delete my blogs afterwards.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me via email: [email protected]

** Opinions are my own and does not reflect that of my current and past employers.