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Technical Learnings from Dropping Out: 15 mins of Tech Tools!

author: Andrew (andrew@andrewandrade.ca) date: October 8, 2015

About Me

Andrew Andrade (andrew@andrewandrade.ca)
Website: mrandrewandrade.com
Entrepreneur and 4A Mechatronics Engineering Student

Background

Highschool:

  • Robotics Team
  • High Skills Major in Manufacturing
  • Machine Shop and Chrysler

Waterloo:

  • worked at 2 startups (petroleum and mechanical)
  • Reservoir Engineering at Suncor
  • Manufacturing Engineering at Facebook
  • Various Manufacturing Consulting

PetroPredict

After 2B I "dropped-out" to do a startup called PetroPredict

Initially: Use machine learning to identify leaks in oil wells under the ground.

Pivoted: Use data analytics for risk modeling of pipelines (on the surface).

"Awesome Journey"

Some technical learnings:

  • read (and eventually understand) research papers
  • AI, machine learning, data science and probablistic robotics
  • leading software development for production level system
  • running servers and deploying solutions
  • leading teams to GTD

Actually: The Journey

Results:

  • deployed solution to a multi-billion dollar energy company
  • won couple of awards
  • won couple of hackathons
  • won research award for artificial intelligence for AI in oil and gas
  • published in self driving vehicles

10 minutes of tech tools!

This presentation is about tools!

  1. Operating systems
  2. Software tools
  3. Project tools
  4. Academic tools
  5. Hardware stuff

Operating systems

Windows:

  • since forever
  • lots of CAD software
  • totally was afraid of command line

Mac:

  • "affair" at Facebook
  • learnt the power of unix and commandline
  • learn about hive, hbase and servers
  • actually built servers

Operating systems

Linux:

  • currently use mint
  • love using terminal
  • run servers

Using Mac:

Becoming a wizard

Terminal tools:

  • Tmux
  • Vim (or another text editor)
  • zsh (instead of bash)
  • git (or other version control)

Check out my dotfiles

Quick Demo!

Software tools

Git:

Hosting:

Servers and VM:

Project tools

Task management:

Messaging:

Academic tools

Writing Reports:

  • markdown
  • pandoc
  • latex Quick demo!

Doing research:

AskWonder

Hardware links