[Life Hack] How to Overcome the Imposter Syndrome as a Doctoral Computer Science Researcher (and Thrive)

When starting out as a doctoral researcher, I felt like an imposter: unworthy of contributing to the great corpus of academic research. I respected my colleagues a lot—they were smarter, more knowledgeable, and more skilled. How can I make a difference in a world full of highly skilled people? Fortunately, I watched a TED talk … Read more

Why Does Finxter Exist?

Finxter helps you push code projects towards attainment. This article introduces the mission statement of Finxter. Your continuous improvement in coding, business, and productivity is at the core of everything we do. Set yourself on the road towards coding and computer science mastery! Learn the relevant business skills to make your coding business thrive! Be … Read more

What’s the Top Skill You Need to Succeed as a Freelance Developer?

Many Finxters who want to become freelance developers only worry about their Python skills. They completely ignore other aspects of the freelancing business—as if Python freelancing mainly consists of doing Python work. This is not the case. Watch the video to learn about what’s important: I recently hired a few freelancers for my Python learning … Read more

Are You to Young to Become a Python Freelancer?

The short answer is no. You are not too young. Was Warren Buffet too young when buying his first stocks at the age of 11? Was Magnus Carlsen, the world’s best chess player, too young when he started playing chess at age 5? Was Mark Zuckerberg too young when he started Facebook? If anything else, … Read more

What Data Structure or Algorithm’s Invention Sped Up a Certain Task Significantly?

In a way, most new algorithms either solved a previously unsolved problem or improved efficiency (in terms of memory overhead, speed, or other characteristics) of the previous solution. This is the fundamental cycle of scientific research. The binary tree data structure sped up database lookups significantly. Later B-Trees did the same thing. Dijkstra’s algorithm sped … Read more

Why Do I Always Feel So Unproductive?

I recently watched Sam Oven’s video which provides a great answer to this question. You can’t do the work because you don’t love what you do. It’s simple: if you love what you do, you will work on your thing six days a week, twelve hours a day, year after year. I know it sounds … Read more