Hello, World!

Welcome, people of the Internet. I have finally overcome inertia, and am launching my personal blog! If you’ve found your way here, you may know me already, but let me introduce myself just in case.

My name is Alex Nussey, and I am currently studying Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. I am also enrolled in the co-op program, which I cannot recommend highly enough. I spend my off semesters working as a Software Engineer at an incredible startup company called FullStory, located right here in Atlanta. But whether I spend my days at work or in school, my nights always belong to Tech’s machine shop. There, I run the Drive Train division of the Georgia Tech Solar Racing team, the Solar Jackets.

There are only two things you need to know about me: I love to build things, and I love to learn stuff. I especially love learning things by building stuff. Cataloging the projects I work on and attempting to share my lessons-learned with the world are the first two purposes of this blog. The third, admittedly mushier, goal is to tell a story. I’m not quite sure what that means yet, but I know I want to create something more personal than just a list of bits twiddled and circuits soldered. To me, the stories behind the projects and the emotions behind the motivations are just as important as the results. I hope to share these less technical topics in a way that is honest but still engaging.

Unfortunately, I won’t have any awesome new projects to write about right away. For now, my main goal is getting this blog up and running. I’ve set up a “Projects” page, which will act as a portfolio of sorts. For the time being, I’m focusing on filling that page with my previous work. It will be interesting, as this will be the first time I formally write up most of my old projects, so stay tuned! I also have a few ideas for non-project related blog posts, so you can expect those in the coming weeks.

Well, I think that’s all for now! I figure I can keep the first post short and sweet. There will be more where this came from, and who knows, maybe someone will even read it.

Signing off,
Alex Nussey

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