Why Python Should Be the Technology Choice for Your Fintech

11 min read

Business, Python
None

At some point in the creation of your fintech start-up you will have to make decisions that are very hard to un-make. One such decision is your choice of tech stack. If you go wrong here, your costs may skyrocket down the line, putting you in the red despite best intentions.

Your fintech needs a programming language that is easy to handle, scalable, mature, high-performance and coupled with ready-made libraries and components.

Luckily, Python is there to deliver it all. Read on and you’ll find that it’s quite easy to make a case for Python in this industry.

Author

Matthew Harris

Director of International Partnerships

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

Machine Learning from the Woods: Exploring Tree-Based Ensemble Models in Python

27 min read

Python
None

Python is a hot topic right now. So is machine learning. And ensemble models.

Put the three together, and you have a mighty combination of powerful technologies.

This article provides an extensive overview of tree-based ensemble models and the many applications of Python in machine learning. Read on to learn why these models are the perfect solution for numerous machine learning problems.

Note: this article is available in two versions: here and on the STX Next GitHub.

Author

Jerzy Kowalski

Python Developer

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

Top 17 Fintech Companies That Include Python in Their Tech Stack

17 min read

Business, Python
None

In fintech, you can’t afford to fly blind.

This is especially true for your choice of tech stack. You don’t want to fall behind the competition due to lack of proper research.

Or maybe you’re just plain curious about the top solutions for fintech companies. Python is a great choice in this industry - but which companies use it, specifically?

We’ve got you covered with our list of top 17 fintechs that use Python in their tech stack.

Author

Matthew Harris

Director of International Partnerships

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

13 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

The Evolution of Online Banking: Digital Banking Apps and Trends

12 min read

Business, Python
None

Tell me, honestly: do you have any money on you?

No, I’m not suggesting you’re broke or asking about your account balance; I’m talking about cold, hard cash that you actually, physically carry in your wallet.

None? Thought so. Me, neither.

Debit and credit cards are becoming more and more ubiquitous these days. As a result, people are less and less likely to carry cash.

In this article, I’d like to take you through the evolution of online banking, both in Poland and globally, by showcasing apps and trends you should definitely keep an eye on.

Author

Marta Błażejewska

Business Development Executive

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

Case Study: Building a Progressive Web App to Spread the Wisdom of the Buddha in 41 Languages

19 min read

Agile, Business, QA, Product Design, Python
None

SuttaCentral approached STX Next for support with a website collecting early Buddhist texts and their translations. They wanted their product to be easy to access, simple to use, and available to all.

To that end, we helped the client build a Progressive Web App to provide them with offline functionality and a mobile component.

As a Product Owner, working with SuttaCentral has been an absolute highlight of my professional career. This is a story of the deciding factors that made our cooperation a glowing success.

Author

Małgorzata Maksimczyk

Product Owner

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

How to Hire Software Developers: 5 Reasons Why Soft Skills Are Essential in Your Developers

7 min read

Business, Python, JS
None

Concluding our series of articles on hiring software developers, this week we’ll be tackling an often overlooked quality that may be a make-it-or-break-it factor in your decision to hire a candidate or turn them down.

The factor in question are soft skills.

If 13 years of recruiting developers has taught us anything, it’s that when push comes to shove, soft skills matter even more than hard skills.

Interested to know why, in our experience, that is the case? Read on.

Author

Olga Dysput

Recruitment & Employer Branding Specialist

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

How to Hire Software Developers: 5 Qualities Your Recruiters Need to Recruit Great Software Developers

7 min read

Business, Python, JS
None

At the end of the day, the success or failure of your recruitment process depends on the people doing the recruiting.

Which is why we have devoted the third chapter of our series on hiring developers to the people directly responsible for the tricky challenge of recruiting software engineers for your company.

Here are 5 qualities your recruiters should possess in order to do a good job of adding new members to your software development teams.

Author

Olga Dysput

Recruitment & Employer Branding Specialist

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

How to Hire Software Developers: 6 Stages of the Recruitment Process and How to Avoid Failing at Each of Them

13 min read

Business, Python
None

Continuing with the subject of hiring software developers, this week we’ll discuss the very backbone of hiring: the recruitment process itself.

We suggest a recruitment process made up of 6 stages. Along with the descriptions of the stages, we have included subsections devoted to the most common mistakes made at each stage that may result in failing at them altogether.

This strategy is a result of our 13 years of experience recruiting developers. We hope it’ll serve you as well as it has and continues to serve STX Next.

Author

Agnieszka Słodkowska

Recruitment & Employer Branding Specialist

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer