Why you should join an early-stage startup early in your career

馃毃馃毃馃毃馃毃 SPOILER ALERT: It鈥檚 obvious that my experience working at a startup is more than positive. If you have another experience, not so pleasant, please feel free to share it in the comments section below. As is natural, my perspective will be mainly focused on why a Software Engineer should join a startup at their early career, although I鈥檓 confident that the same applies to other roles since the challenges I face are not only engineering-related....

February 1, 2022 路 3 min 路 Menelaos Kotoglou

The importance of an internship

University start Although I鈥檒l mainly focus on why a Computer Science student needs to intern during his studies, probably this applies to all students in general. When I was a 2nd-year student, I realized that the knowledge I get from my university courses is beneficial but not enough for the job market. Sometimes, the way academia approaches modern software is too stale, and as a result, computer science students are not ready to get a new software engineering job after graduation....

September 21, 2021 路 4 min 路 Menelaos Kotoglou

Republishing and maintaining Profanity-check

As previously posted here: https://dev.to/koti/updating-an-important-but-stale-python-library-3o6i, me and Dimitry cooperated on updating a Python library important for the smooth operations of his company. Unfortunately, it seems that its original author never accepted our previous Pull Request to revive the profanity-check package. As a result, Github issues were kept being opened by other developers asking about the library and issues they had while using it. What surprised us the most, was this one: https://github....

January 31, 2021 路 2 min 路 Menelaos Kotoglou

The Power Of Study Groups

Undoubtedly, the Covid-19 crisis has changed students鈥 habits a lot. Old habits, such as hanging out, drinking beers, watching movies and even studying together have almost torn apart since most countries are experiencing the second Coronavirus wave. As a student, I decided to take advantage of the time gained from the situation to work on myself, my skills and my academic performance. Especially when the University鈥檚 workload increases, keeping yourself disciplined and focused on your goals becomes even harder....

November 11, 2020 路 2 min 路 Menelaos Kotoglou

Updating an important but stale Python library

The project is based on a 鈥減rofanity-check鈥 library created by Victor Zhou. You can read more about it here and find it online here: https://github.com/vzhou842/profanity-check. Firstly, we installed the library in a virtual environment and experimented with different samples. We tested the model with an internal dataset consisting of 850 tweets retrieved through Twitter鈥檚 sampling API then labeled manually. This produced the following results: Confusion Matrix ActualPredicted Not Profane (0) Profane (1) Not Profane (0) 703 14 Profane (1) 93 39 Accuracy Score: 87....

July 1, 2020 路 3 min 路 Menelaos Kotoglou