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Computer Science

What Non-Programming Skills to Learn Online That Will Explode Your Career Options?

Do you work in the software development industry? Big news: programming expertise is an important skill set that will help you accelerate your career. For example, one of the most satisfying and highest-paying jobs are DevOps specialists (read more on my blog article about this excellent job description). But DevOps specialists need to have a high-level of coding expertise—gained …

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Is it too Late to Learn Programming and Find a Good Job at the Age of 25?

Not at all. There are at least four reasons why you can start to learn to program at any age and become successful—especially if you are only 25 years old! First, you don’t need to become an expert programmer to pursue your dream job. Most jobs that most people would consider as “dream jobs” do …

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The Workforce Disruption of the 21st Century

You may be interested in creating your own (side-) coding business online. The world has changed. Today, freelancing is THE most suitable way of organizing, managing, and delivering talents to creators in the 21st century. Here’s how freelancing impacts every aspect of my professional life today: I work as a freelancer myself. This was how …

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How to Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs and Reach Mastery in Coding

You think you don’t have it in you to become a master coder? You’re right. You think you are the king in coding? You’re right, too. Learning to code is a question of confidence. You must set yourself on a cycle of positive reinforcement. You try new things, stretch your skills to the limits, get …

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[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 …

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[Life Hacks] Where Should You Live as a Freelance Developer?

Do you dream of living the freelance lifestyle? Becoming a freelance developer can greatly simplify your life. However, it can also turn out to be an uphill battle you cannot win. As a Python freelancer, you can expect to earn $51 per hour on average. However, one of your biggest expenses in life is housing. …

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