Cypress Ambassador Spotlight: Murat K Ozcan

June 2, 2022

By Ronald Williams

Meet Murat.

If you have ever asked a question in the Cypress discord channel there is a high probability that Murat contributed to the answer you received. This all-star moderator found his purpose within the engineering industry and now provides education and resources for new members joining the Cypress community.  

What motivates you to be a Cypress Ambassador?

Being able to support others and create better software for a better world.

How do you currently help others that are either using Cypress or interested in using Cypress?

Blog, Vlog, online book (with Stefano Magni), and mentoring for all those at Extend.

What is your favorite Cypress feature?

Cypress is a master of all trades, I am in love with it all. But, I am dying for component testing because it is so disruptive to everything we have known and done until now, including e2e testing!

What is your favorite "Cypress Best Practice" and why?

At this point it is hard to differentiate between my own and Cypress best practices, but I believe order-independent, stateless tests must be fundamental anywhere so that tests can pass and fail in isolation without side effects.

Outside of work, what are your favorite things to do (hobbies, passions, etc.)?

Fitness, self-improvement, family-improvement and PS5.

What is one professional milestone you are proud of? (an accomplishment, celebration, recognition, etc.)

Moving to Extend from Siemens after 13.5 years. I had participated, exhausted all learning and reached a career ceiling in every Chicago-involved global project at Siemens Building Technologies. It was a high-water mark for both Extend and myself, where Extend was a green field, wanting to build "my" utopian test architecture from scratch.

What is your favorite quote or saying?

Engineering is about learning, not already having all the answers. Good engineers optimize to be world class at learning. You do that with short feedback cycles and iterating quickly. - Dave Farley

About the Ambassador Program.

The Cypress Ambassador program supports the top Cypress advocates around the world. Through this program, Ambassadors are offered speaking opportunities, a personalized hub, and visibility within our extensive network.To learn more about these wonderful ambassadors visit our Official Ambassador webpage.

The Cypress Community Team has been working on (re)launching the official Cypress Ambassador program to include a variety of new experiences, support resources, benefits, contribution areas, and much more. One of our main priorities is to highlight our current Ambassadors and the amazing work they are doing. They truly embody the community spirit through their advocacy to help empower others. We will be having more opportunities to connect with our Ambassadors this year. Make sure to stay updated on upcoming events and opportunities.