Day in the Life of an Appen Contributor: Hediye Cengiz

At Appen, we’re proud of our crowd of over 1 million Appen Contributors. Our contributors make the work we do possible and help us to produce the highest quality training data for our customers. Our crowd works hand-in-hand with machine learning assistance to efficiently and accurately label data for thousands of different projects in over 180 different languages.

What Our Appen Contributors Are Working On

At Appen, we work with our contributors to build training datasets for our customers. A training dataset is used to train AI algorithms and machine learning models. AI must be trained on a dataset in order to return accurate results. The higher the quality and more representative the training dataset, the better the algorithm will run.

To create these datasets, we deal with millions of data points. To help us accurately and efficiently label or annotate each piece of data, we work with contributors around the world. Contributors work where they want and on their schedule and can choose which projects they want to work on. This flexibility and our fair pay got us the award of #1 company with remote jobs by FlexJobs.

To celebrate our contributors, we’re highlighting one contributor at a time and introducing you to them. You can read past posts on our blog.

Meet: Hediye Cengiz

Our featured contributor is Hediye Cengiz, a mother of two daughters living in Turkey. Hediye loves to spend time reading books, traveling, and learning languages. She also enjoys spoiling her cute cat. Hediye is currently studying Arabic language and literature at Ankara University. She speaks Turkish, Arabic, English, French, Spanish, and Tamazight.

What Appen Projects Hediye is Working On

Many contributors choose to work for Appen because it offers them choice and flexibility. Appen contributors get to choose which projects they want to work on. Hediye is currently working on the Storm and Shetone projects with Appen focusing on content relevance. She has been working with Appen for three years so far.

Why Work for Appen?

For most of our contributors, they choose to work with Appen for a variety of reasons. What we hear most often is that contributors want to work with us because we offer flexibility and fair pay.

“Appen not only gives me time to take care of my children, but also gives me the opportunity to work and earn additional income in the remaining time,” says Hediye. “With the money I earn from the projects in Appen, I can spend both on my children and myself. I can even say that I had the opportunity to go on vacations with the remaining money that I earned from different projects.”

We pride ourselves on providing fair pay to our contributors around the world so that they have the compensation they need to take care of their families. And, we’re always adding more projects to our list of opportunities.

“I’ve worked remotely for different companies before, but none offered as regular work as Appen,” says Hediye. “I know that Appen has over a million independent contributors. Having so many people working on dozens of projects and carrying out these works with almost zero problems is a great success in my opinion.”

The final words from Hediye during our interview were some of the most meaningful to us: “I hope that I will have the opportunity to work on different projects under the umbrella of Appen for many years. I would like to sincerely thank Appen for the opportunities it has given me.”

Thank you, Hediye, for being part of our contributor community and ensuring that we work together to create the highest quality data possible and push the world of AI forward to be the best it can be.

How You Can Become and Appen Contributor

Looking for flexible work hours and fair pay? You can become an Appen contributor, just like Iker. To get started, visit our jobs page and follow these simple steps.

  1. Select a project that interests you and read the instructions.
  2. Apply to work on the task.
  3. Start tasking! We track your task accuracy. A high accuracy rate means you can level up on work on more projects.

We hope you’ll join our Appen Contributor team and find meaningful, flexible work that will support your lifestyle and provide you with the extra income that you’re looking for.

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