Andrew Andrade is BASc candidate for Mechatronics Engineering in his final year of undergrad. He is the founder of PetroPredict and past intern at Facebook, Suncor (PetroCanada) and Chrysler. You can learn more about him by reading his curricula vitæ.
This blog serves as a repository for the original posts and cross posts of guest posts written by Andrew Andrade . It can include technical articles, study notes, general thoughts on a subject, lessons learned and anything else which I think is worthy to share!
Like my personal site and curricula vitæ, the this blog is hosted on Github Pages. Originally I used uWaterloo's Computer Science Club to post my blog and portfolio using a custom Wordpress site. Wordpress' interface, plug-ins and drag and drop set-up kept me using the site, but after being tired of the constant security updates and slow performance, I switched over to a simple static html page. I knew I would eventually need a CMS, but I was happy with the simplictiy and performacen of a static landing page. As I progressed to learning to mostly use the command line, using `git`, `Markdown`, `vim`, `tmux` and `zsh`, it became the natural decision to switch over to using Github pages for my webhosting needs. Github pages enabled making changes to my site to be as simple as a `git commit` and made me very happy. Since Markdown is very simple and fast to use, it became a natural extension. This platform I built for blogging has the same mainstream features which other blogs have: RSS feeds, search, tags, categories. It is still a work in progress, but I am pretty happy with it currently!