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Tristan Elliott
Tristan Elliott

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Building A math community.

Introduction

  • This series is going to be dedicated to building and launching my first web app. Join me and let us try to to make our way through this.

Why am I building a math community?

  • Lately I have been reading a lot about neural networks and the bottom line about neural networks is if you want to understand and build your own(I do), you need to understand math. Now, one of the main ways I learn is to create blog posts. Creating a blog post allows me to take a topic and break it down into something that I understand. This is awesome with software development because the markdown syntax allows me to organize everything. However, not so awesome when it comes to math. The problem is, I haven't found a community with LaTeX support in their blog post editor. Without the LaTeX support, I can't write LaTeX notation, which really makes writing math related content hard and not an optimal experience.

My mission statement

  • With this app I want to create a community that has the ability to easily create math related math blog posts and then make those posts available to the community at large. So people like me can create posts about math, neural networks and ultimately learn from each other.

Technology

  • For the technology I am going to use React and Express for the technological infrastructure. I am unsure what I am going to use for the math related structure but I am leaning towards MathJax. If you are unfamiliar with MathJax, don't worry I am making a blog post explaining what it is.

Conclusion

  • Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this blog post of mine. If you have any questions or concerns please comment below or reach out to me on Twitter.

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