My name is Andrew Hobden. I’m a forward-looking human who is passionate about open-source, technology, education, and space. I hail from Western Canada with ancestry from Norway, France, England, and the Listuguj Mi’kmaq.
Recently I completed a Computer Science degree at the University of Victoria with a Networking focus. I focused primarily on distributed systems, networking, and systems code. During my time at the university I also got to explore fun topics like Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Music Information Retrieval (MIR), and Computation Physics which broadened my horizons.
I’m still loosely involved with the (Mod)ularity Squad, a distributed systems lab lead by Dr. Yvonne Coady. My research interests are distributed systems, networking, infrastructure, and automation. I am a morally aligned being and seek projects that help, not hurt, people.
Community and education is immensely important to me. For several years I’ve worked with the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres doing special projects and conference organization. During my time at the university I worked with Science Venture to expand their programming and outreach activities.