Over the past two-and-a-half years Gousto have hosted our Engineering and Data Science blog on a statically-generated Hexo site. During the past year, writing for our blog has become much more popular and we have also seen authors from many areas of our Tech, Digital Product and Data Analytics teams. Today, I’m delighted to announce we have moved our Engineering and Data Science Blog to Medium.
The reasons for the move include:
- Medium gives us a much greater reach for our audience, especially for people to casually find our posts
- Managing a set of infrastructure for our blog was starting to cause us concerns
- Making a full deployment of code in order to update a typo was seen as too heavyweight
- Medium requires no technical skills at all to post
- Extra features such as future posts are supported by default (which are not easy with a static site generator like Hexo)
Over the next few weeks, you’ll hopefully start to see the backlog of posts we have built up while deciding on this change of direction.