At present I write my bachelor's thesis in the field of computer science and I really enjoy it. I would like to continue doing research after I'll have finished my thesis. Is there any way to do that in parallel to my master programme? I think there are two ways in general and would like to hear what your opinion is.
Ask a professor
Are professors interested in supervising a student having only a bachelor's degree? Of course I would work free of charge because I would profit from a better CV and maybe good chances of a career at that chair. I should also mention that the chair I'm writing at is very practically oriented and my professor is a really student-friendly person. They work on real projects and implement algorithms rather than design them. I think that they could benefit from me beacuse I'm a very talented guy with years of experience.
Do research on my own
I could also try to publish papers on my own. But this way is somewhat to hard I think because I would have no reviewers nor topics to write about. I can also imagine to write scientific blog posts; probably nobody will read them but that would be okay since I could reference them in my future applications.
So do you guys have any tipps for me how to accomplish it?