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Welcome to Open Varsity, An engineering blog.

Hi, I am The Varsity’s back-end web developer(2020–21) and I set up this blog to document the process of building and maintaining a university newspaper’s website.

Search on Static Sites | Building The Varsity’s Student Handbook part 1

How we made a U of T’s all digital first-year student handbook for 2020. In this part, we will cover motivation, basic project setup, and searching on a static site.

September 19th, 2020 · 3 min read

Let’s talk about speed

How I took The Varsity from a failing 50 per cent to a 90 per cent score in two days; the story of why WordPress is not good at speed and how to fix that.

July 30th, 2020 · 6 min read

Solving A SSL Error with Artificial Intelligence | Adventures in Crashing The Varsity with Rahul Tarak Part 1

Solving SSL/DNS error using Artificial Intelligence | A series where I go through every incident of me crashing the site, how I managed to do it, what I learned from it, and what I changed

July 26th, 2020 · 6 min read

What is Open Varsity?

What is Open Varsity and why does it exist?

July 21st, 2020 · 2 min read
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