Welcome to the website of Patrick Fairbank. I am a software engineer in Sunnyvale, California and a graduate in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I'm interested in programming, web technologies, distributed systems, mechanical design, electronics, robotics, automation and photography.
I've been involved in the FIRST Robotics Competition since 2001 — currently as a mentor on reigning world champion Team 254, The Cheesy Poofs, from San Jose, CA, previously as a mentor on Team 1503, Spartonics, from Niagara Falls, Ontario, and as a student then a mentor on Team 296, The Northern Knights, from Montreal, Quebec.
This site contains resources I've created for the FIRST Robotics Competition as well as a collection of my photography, taken mostly during robot builds and at competitions.
My public key can be found here.