Blockchain, Part Two: How Blockchain Will Change Your Future Browser Experience

9 min read

Business
None

In our previous article, we discussed what blockchain is and how it works.

What is arguably even more exciting about this new tech development, though, are the many ways blockchain will impact the way we use the web.

There are certain aspects of life online where this is already happening, and it’s not stopping anytime soon.

Here is a look inside a world after crypto and what is going to happen the moment you launch your browser.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

Author

Krzysztof Karolczak

Head of Service Delivery

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

Blockchain, Part One: What Is Blockchain and How It Works

9 min read

Business
None

If you’ve been on the Internet lately, you’ve probably heard about blockchain.

Some see this new technology as the beginning of a revolution, while others think it’s nothing but a great way to lose a lot of time and money.

Where does the truth lie? It’s hard to tell without knowing the future.

I sat down with Krzysztof Karolczak to shed some light on the mystery, and what I learned was enough for a two-part series of articles. This is the first of them.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

Author

Krzysztof Karolczak

Head of Service Delivery

Why Python Should Be the Programming Language for Your Startup

13 min read

Business, Python, JS
None

From the very beginning, all startups face a critically important decision of picking the right programming language. Since this may determine the success or failure of your startup, you should choose wisely.

This article will show you why you should consider Python as the programming language of choice for your startup. We’ll also give you a few examples of startups already using Python to gain a competitive edge.

Author

Klaudia Poleszak

Business Development Representative

8 Python Conferences to Attend in 2018 to Become a Better CTO

12 min read

Business, Python
None

The position of a CTO comes with a number of expectations and responsibilities. There are many goals to accomplish, and one great way to do that is to attend technology conferences focused on your tech stack of choice.

The foundation of tech stack at the center of this article is Python, and here is a list of 8 must-attend Python conferences in 2018 to help you become a better CTO.

Author

Matthew Harris

Director of International Partnerships

How to Outsource: 3 Things You Should Prepare Before Nearshoring Software Development

10 min read

Business
None

Let’s say you need a new bespoke software product for your organization. Everyone is eager to start, since the software will be needed soon, and it’s clear that it must take some time to develop. You’ve made the decision to work with a technology partner to develop the software due to a tight deadline, a light budget, and the need for software craftsmanship expertise.

In this article, I’ll present a few best practices so you can properly prepare for software outsourcing, based on my experience.

Author

Marcin Zabawa

Head of Service Delivery

My Experience Attending Agile and Product Development Conferences in Poland

12 min read

Business, Agile
None

At STX Next (and your company too, I’d wager), all employees are offered a training budget to improve their skills and competences. We can spend the money on training, conferences, workshops, or books. As long as the training is in line with your position, you’re good to go.

Since the new year is in full swing and our budgets are renewed, you may be wondering about the best way to spend your training budget. That’s why I’ll be sharing my experience using my training budget in 2016 and 2017. I hope this will be an inspiration ...

Author

Anna Walczak

Product Owner

8 Fintech Companies with Python in Their Tech Stack: The Insurtech Edition

15 min read

Business, Python
None

Let’s be honest, when was the last time you were excited to purchase insurance? Or the last time you discussed openly with friends about your most recent coverage?

If you’re drawing a blank, I’m not surprised. Most people hate the idea of shopping for insurance. But this state of affairs may change very soon.

Data analytics, AI and machine learning are driving the emergence of insurtech.

And insurance being an antiquated industry is precisely why insurtech companies are worth your attention. The top players in the field are spurring big changes in an industry ripe for innovation.

Author

Matthew Harris

Director of International Partnerships

Building a New Office in Gdańsk: How Wojtek Lichota Brought STX Next to the Tricity

8 min read

Business
None

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to build a whole new company office from scratch, in an unknown city?

You may think that running a new office of an already existing company is much easier. But it comes with its own set of challenges which you have to face to succeed.

Recently I’ve had the pleasure to conduct an interview with Wojciech Lichota, Head of Service Delivery in our newly-created Gdańsk office. He shared his experience and gave me some tips outlining what pitfalls to avoid when opening a new office.

Author

Patrycja Okowicka

Junior Inbound Marketing Specialist

Author

Wojciech Lichota

Head of Service Delivery

Google’s AMP: The Future of Mobile Explained with Examples

7 min read

Business, JS
None

If you had to guess, would you be able to say how many mobile users are browsing the web today?

In the modern web, mobile is rising to dominance. According to gs.statcounter.com, more than 48% of devices browsing the Internet are mobile devices. Desktop users rank slightly lower, while tablets form up less than 10%.

What can we learn from these stats? Mobile users are crucial. You ignore them at your own peril.

AMP is one way to make sure mobile users' needs are met. If you want to stay competitive, you should learn about it.

Author

Jakub Januzik

Python Developer

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist