Core: A Web App Reference Guide for Django, Python, and More
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A comprehensive guide to launching and building your own web project using Django & Python. Made for Non-Technicals.
4.8 (103 ratings)
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Created by Justin Mitchel
Last updated 10/2016
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  • 26 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn Django & Python Fundamentals
  • Learn jQuery Fundamentals
  • Learn Web Development Process
  • Keep as a long-term reference guide
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  • Interest in building Web Applications
  • Ready to learn through the struggles
  • Mac OS X (Mavericks)
  • Windows XP or Higher
  • Linux (recommended: Ubuntu 12)

Coding for Entrepreneurs CORE is a comprehensive guide to help you build better projects. Updated August 17 2015

This course is designed as a compliment to all Coding For Entrepreneurs Projects and will help you better understand Django, Bootstrap, Python, jQuery, and more.

We have worked with over 100,000 students worldwide and it allows us to continually improve our content and our ability to help entrepreneurs build better projects.

You can be anything you want to be. This has always been true but even more so now thanks to incredible people working hard around the world to both learn and teach. We strive to help you become a better entrepreneur by helping you better understand the fundamentals of the technology that is changing all of our lives for the better.

Anything that can be automated, will be. Who is going to be doing the automating? Who will be designing the systems? Who will be rebuilding the systems? Who will be managing the systems?

It's an incredible time to be an entrepreneur. Join us, we'd like to work with you to improve our skills together.


Justin Mitchel Founder Coding For Entrepreneurs

Who is the target audience?
  • Non-Technical Entrepreneurs
  • Beginning Programmers
  • Any age
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Curriculum For This Course
154 Lectures
Welcome to CORE
7 Lectures 23:41

A brief intro as to what you will learn.

Preview 03:35

You should know what else is out there to make a more informed decision.

Preview 06:25

Where to get help when you get stuck.

Getting Help
Setup your Computer
3 Lectures 03:56

Quick links to YouTube to setup your computer.

System Setup Links
1 page

Web Basics
3 Lectures 24:56

What are domain names? Hosting? Paths? Lets talk about it.

Domain Names + buying them, Website Hosting, and Understanding Paths.

The Difference between Local and Live (Development and Production)

Local vs Live (Development vs Production)

We discuss the basics of Front end vs backend.

Front End vs Backend
Introduction to Python
10 Lectures 01:47:27
Start Here

Your Python Introduction


Numbers Part 2


Storing Data: Lists

Storing Data: Dictionary

Loops : For & While

Buil in Functions

Python Built-in Library of Functions

What's next?

Third Party Packages & Next Steps
Introduction to HTML/CSS
6 Lectures 58:20
Start Here

Build an HTML Website

Add Images

Add Pages to your HTML Website.


What's Next?
Try Django: Build an MVP Landing Page
23 Lectures 04:17:13
Try Django -- An Introduction to Coding for Entrepreneurs

Next Steps

Now What?

Django 1.7 comes with huge improvements. Definitely the best version of Django to Date. Learn the basics here.

Welcome to Try Django 1.7

Do you remember the third-party app called South? Yeah forgetaboutit. Django 1.7 doesn't need it, this one shows you how. (If you don't that's okay too).

Apps & Migrations (new in Django 1.7)

Activate the Django Admin

Django Admin

Django Views & Urls

Views & Urls

Setup Django to use Images, CSS, and Javascript

Setting Up Static Files

Templates & Using Static Files

An introduction to the Front-end framework

Add Bootstrap (v. 3.1.1)

Customize Twitter Bootstrap.

Customize Bootstrap

Django Templates are incredible. Here's more advanced usage.

Update Templates with Blocks and Urls

Add a form so you can collect data from users.

Add A Form

Here are the settings:



EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = 'yourpassword'



Setup to Send Email

Django Context in Views

Django Context

Infuse your forms with Crispy Tags so Bootstrap 3 works on all forms.

Django Crispy Tags & More Bootstrap

Using Django AllAuth

Login, Logout, & Authentication with Django AllAuth

Changing Auth Templates

Customize Django All Auth Templates

Using the login_required decorator

Login Required & Template Updates


Start Checkout Process with Stripe


Checkout with Stripe Part 2

Django Signals make life easier. Check them out!

Django Signals

Charge Specific customers based on ID created with Django Signals

Stripe Customer & Charges & Cards| All Together

This concludes the introduction to the beta version of Django 1.7. Come back for Updates

Beta Wrap Up
Bootstrap Basics
7 Lectures 01:36:58

Intorducing Bootstrap


Make changes to button, label, and & alert colors.

Button Label & Alert Colors

Customize the navbar


Using "CSS Sprintes" to change your logo to an image

CSS Sprites to use an Image as your Logo

An introduction to making your site responsive to mobile browsers.

Grid System

Easily add Bootstrap to Django's admin pages.

Add Bootstrap To Django Admin with Django Admin Bootstrapped

That's it for now! Message us for more.

Bootstrap Basics
Introduction to jQuery
6 Lectures 01:23:42

Introduction to jQuery.


General Setup

Load a Custom Javascript File.

Load Custom Javascript File

Learn about how selectors work in jQuery

Selector Basics

jQuery's prevent default function.

Prevent Default (actions)

Learn how to fade objects in jQuery.

Fading objects
Django Project
3 Lectures 19:19

Basics of Starting a new Django Project.

How to Start a New Project

We look at why you should use virtual environments and how to do so.

Virtual Environments (Usage, Benefits, Requirements.txt)

We discuss the basic Django project structure.

Layout Structure
Django Views: Function Based Views
4 Lectures 46:56

What are function-based views? In this one we discuss the basics.

Function Based Views

Learn about Render and Render to Response.

Render & Render_to_Response

Context is an important concept to understand when building your projects.


Using Web forms is simple. Check out how to do it with a model form.

Forms in Views using ModelForm
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About the Instructor
Justin Mitchel
4.4 Average rating
5,467 Reviews
278,810 Students
21 Courses
Coding Entrepreneur & Teacher

It all started with an idea. I wanted freedom... badly. Freedom from work, freedom from boredom, and, most of all, the freedom to choose. This simple idea grew to define me; it made me become an entrepreneur.

As I strived to gain freedom, overtime I realized that with everything that you do you can either (1) convince someone, somehow, to do it with you or (2) figure out how to do it yourself.

Due to a lack of financial resources (and probably the ability to convince people to do high quality work for free), I decided to learn. Then learn some more. Then some more. My path of learning website design started a long time ago. And yes, it was out of need not desire. I believed I needed a website for a company that I started. So I learned how to do it. The company died, my skills lived on... and got better and better.

It took me a while after learning web design (html/css) to actually start learning programming (web application, storing "data", user logins, etc). I tinkered with Wordpress, believing it could be a "user" site, but I was mistaken. Sure there are/were hacks for that, but they were hacks/work-arounds and simply not-what-wordpress-was-indended-to-be. Wordpress is for blogs/content. Plain and simple.

I wanted more. I had a web application idea that I thought would change the way restaurants hire their service staff. I tested it with my basic html/css skills, had great initial results, and found a technical (programmer) cofounder as a result. He was awesome. We were featured on CNN. Things looked great.

Until... cash-flow was a no-flow. Business? I think not. More like an avid hobby. We had the idea for a business just no business. Naturally, my partner had to find a means of income so I was left with the idea on its own.

Remember how I said everything we do has 2 choices. Well I tried the convincing. Now it was time to try the learning. I opted to learn and haven't looked back since. I tried almost every language out there: PHP, Ruby on Rails, SQL, Objective C, C++, Java, Javascript. I was lost.

Then, I tried Python. I was hooked. It was so easy. So simple. So elegant.

Then, I tried Django. Even more hooked. Made from python & made for web applications. It powers Instagram & Pinterest (two of the hottest web apps right now?).

Then, I tried Bootstrap. Simple and easy front-end design (html & css) that is super easy to use, mobile-ready, and overall... incredible.

Python, Django, and Bootstrap are truly changing the way the world builds web applications. I believe it's because of the simplicity to learn, the sheer power behind them, and, most of all, the plethora of resources to aid anyone in building their web projects (from packages to tutorials to q&a sites).

I relaunched my original venture with my new found skills. That wasn't enough. It didn't compel me as it once had. I started imagining all the possibilities of all the ideas I've always wanted to implement. Now I could. Which one to start with? There were so many good ideas...

Then another idea, a new & fresh idea, started brewing. I started to believe in the power of learning these skills. What would it mean if other non-technical entrepreneurs could learn? What would it mean if ideas were executed quickly, revenue models proven, all prior to approaching the highly sought-after programmers? What would it mean if entrepreneurs became coders?

And so. Coding for Entrepreneurs was born.

Here are some bio highlights:

  • Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California
  • Bestselling instructor on Udemy
  • Funded creator on Kickstarter
  • Founder of Coding For Entrepreneurs
  • Cohost of Backer Radio