Alp Önalan is a software engineering manager at Microsoft. He has worked for various startup groups developing high profile software products during his 16-year career at the company and now works in the Windows Azure cloud computing group. He has also worked for Tubitak in his native Turkey where he was part of the TR-NET group responsible for establishing the Internet infrastructure in Turkey in its early days.

Alp Önalan holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University (1993) and MSc in Computer Science from Indiana University – Bloomington (1998).

Mr. Önalan has a 16-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter and currently resides in Bellevue, WA with his family. He is active in the Turkish-American community in the Seattle area.