Welcome to my blog. This post is a pretty historic moment for me because I have been trying to create a personal website for a very long time. I figured I would create an introduction blog post to introduce any readers to myself.
My name is Tristan Partin. I am 23 years old at the time of writing this. I am from Houston, Texas and currently live in Austin, Texas. In May of 2019, I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University.
After graduation, I headed to Austin where I began working as a software developer for a company called Expero. I worked for them in College Station during my time in college, so it was a fairly easy transition to become a full-time salaried employee.
As far as hobbies go, I enjoy things like playing basketball or sports in general, hanging with friends, programming on various hobby or open-source projects, and doing an array of outdoor activites. Recently, I bought an inflatable kayak because I crunched the numbers and figured if I wanted to go kayaking as often as I intend to, I should make an investment now to save money for the future. Perfect timing too, since Spring has just arrived. With the various restrictions around Coronavirus, I haven’t gotten to try out the kayak yet, but I set it up in my living room, and immediately I was quite impressed. Kayak review coming soon??
I am also a fairly avid motorcycle rider. It is a very refreshing experience to ride a motorcycle and go exploring, which I have done quite a bit of since the Coronavirus started spreading in the US. I like to ride a little slower, and take in my surroundings including nature, architecture, or just to learn more street names, so I don’t have to pull out Google Maps every time I want to go somewhere.
When I am programming, typically you can find me around various open-source
communities. I am a large Linux user, so open-source is a very big part of my
life. I am in various GNOME channels specifically because I want to someday be a
core contributor. This past year specifically I have put forth a good amount of
effort into learning GNOME technologies more deeply including
On this blog, you will probably find that for the most part, I am talking about programming-related topics, but I would expect that every now and again I’ll have something else to talk about. You can definitely expect this blog to be more than the typical “How to create a React app in 5 easy steps!!!!”.
Hopefully you stick around, and we’ll see where this goes! Next blog post is already in the works.