First post

The first post of my new website

June 23, 2020

This is the first personal website I’ve made. It’s built with GatsbyJS, which I’ve really enjoyed working with once I’d gotten into the swing of things. I found the following courses very useful for making this website:

  1. Hands-On Web Development with React and GatsbyJS by Rachelle Rathbone (Packt Publishing)
  2. Build a Blog with React and Markdown using Gatsby by Taylor Bell (

The aim for this website is to be my notebook/diary and hopefully motivate me to learn more and record my thoughts. I have a few ideas floating around on what to do next:

  1. Read up on Visual Design - I discovered whilst making this website that I should delve into design principals.
  2. Animations - I would like to add a couple of little animations to my website.
  3. React Native - I think it would be pretty fun to make an app and I have a couple of ideas in mind.
  4. Machine learning - I spent quite a few years in bioinformatics and came across machine learning concepts many times, I would like to learn more about this fascinating subject.
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