Coding for Entrepreneurs: Learn Python, Django, and More.

A Programming Class for Non-Technical Founder(s). Learn Django- the #1 Python Frameworks, APIs, HTML, CSS, + Payments.
  • Lectures 213
  • Video 41 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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Work Alongside Me & Learn Exactly How To Code An eCommerce Site & A Landing Page From Scratch (Last Updated: Dec-8-2014)

Never coded before? No problem. We've worked with over 120,000 students just like you.

Entrepreneurs like you are a rare breed. You create incredible businesses and come up with ideas that change the world.

Technology has made the 21st century, the century of the entrepreneur. Thanks to the power of the internet, you can reach a global audience in minutes.

The question you have the skills to be able to take advantage of this incredible opportunity?

If you’re starting (or have started) a business in today’s tech driven economy, then you’ve got to understand the code that’s driving your business.

  • Imagine asking others to create your software but you’ve no idea how it works?
  • Imagine not knowing the time and effort involved in realizing your idea?
  • Imagine having an incredible idea but you don’t have the skills to get it started?
Coding For Entrepreneurs Will Teach You, Step-By-Step, Exactly How To Code An eCommerce Website As Well As A Dynamic Landing Page. Over 120,000 students are currently learning from our courses.

All you have to do is follow along with me in a series of easy-to-follow videos that will teach you everything that’s involved in:

Project #1: Building an eCommerce site: This project will take you through everything from setup to execution…but it won't stop there. You won’t just be watching these’ll actually build this site yourself.

Project #2: Launch a Landing Page for your project: In this section you’ll learn how to build a landing page from scratch so you can collect customer DATA through a FORM. You’ll then deploy this to a live server, and be ready to collect your customer’s information so that you can test market your idea to them immediately.

When you’re finished these sections, you’ll understand how huge eCommerce sites like Amazon, Zappos, Groupon & Livingsocial were created.

I’m Not Going To Teach You Tons of Coding Languages...

Instead of spending infinity boring you with the intricacies of a multitude of languages, Coding For Entrepreneurs will teach you the exact languages you need to know to launch any type of eCommerce site & build landing pages that convert browsers into buyers.

The best way to learn is by doing - you’ll never learn anything if you sit and watch videos or read a PDF all day. We get you into action and enable you to achieve results immediately.

You’ll become proficient in:

  • Python
  • Django
  • HTML
  • CSS
Don’t worry if these look scary...if you can multiply and add numbers then you can code!

Coding is extremely logical. Take Python for example - it reads just like the English language less a couple of odd characters (if it doesn’t now, it will soon):

We Put Special Emphasis On Django...Why?

- Django is based in Python
- It’s fast, simple, effective, secure, and ideal for "perfectionists with deadlines"
- Built-In User Login (authentication) System
- Web-based Admin system (built - in)
- Template system that allows basic knowledge of HTML/CSS to design the front-end.
- Growing Community for Help/Advice/Best Practices .... and freelance clients (or jobs).
- Easy to implement & Launch

But I’ve Been Told That I Need To Learn C, C#, Objective C and Java?

The truth is that you could learn all of these languages and use them to further enhance your coding.

But why bother?

You’re an entrepreneur, NOT a professional coder. Would you rather learn how to code something quickly and start building your business empire or spend years debugging something that may never launch?

It’s time to take your future into your own hands and learn how to start Coding For Entrepreneurs today!

How To Be Ultra Successful With This Class

- Watch the videos and follow me and do exactly as I do
- If you get stuck, rewind and rewatch while copying me again
- If you’re still stuck, ask questions! I WILL respond to you really quickly!
- Months later if you get stuck, come back and watch the videos all over again :)
- Do NOT take notes. Implement what is happening as you see it.
- When finished, repeat the classes. Start fresh. Delete Everything. Do it again
- Repetition is key: it’s like practicing to master a golf swing or a basketball shot
- When you get stuck ASK QUESTIONS - I’ll help you
- Remember that learning this will put you light years ahead of other entrepreneurs

Build a webpage in 10 minutes ** change resolution to 720p

From a student regarding Windows Users:

"The easiest way to take this course in terms of learning is through a Linux VM. On Windows, download Virtualbox and a Linux .iso (e.g. Ubuntu). Once downloaded, open Virtualbox, follow the steps to create a Ubuntu VM, select the .iso from your hard drive, install Ubuntu and you're good to go with all the commands mentioned in this course. The only extra command I've had so far to install pip is 'sudo apt-get install python-setuptools'." -- Harry

FAQ (Doubters Read This)

1) I am not technical at all, are you sure I should take this class?There was a time you didn't know how to read, or write, or speak, or walk, or... I believe you are not technical because you didn't take the time to learn through the hard times OR because you haven't even tried. Coding For Entrepreneurs has a growing community to help you through the tough times, the Instructor will help, the Django Community is incredible, and often times a simple web search will solve your problem. Getting help is easier than EVER and often comes for free.

2) Is Django actually that good? It's the default choice for Instagram, Mozilla, Pinterest, Disqus, and many, many more. Django is lightweight, super flexible, easy to learn, easy to implement. I believe it's that good.

3) What makes Python a good language for beginners? Python looks closest to the English language next to many other programming languages and therefore is easier to learn. Python uses spaces " " more often than ";" or "$" or "{" or "(" like PHP and Ruby use.

4) I already know PHP (or another language), should I learn Python/Django? There are two schools of thought: 1) Yes because it's awesome and makes it easy to implemented web-based projects or 2) No because you don't really need to know more than 1 language. If there is any feeling of desire to learn more, do it.

5) Why don't I just use Wordpress or another platform? I think this is like asking a chef why he doesn't follow someone else's recipe. The other recipe might be fantastic... but it's still following a recipe. A true chef creates. A cook follows. Using a platform can be great...but to truly innovate, you need to know how to do it yourself.

6) I see that Django version 1.6 and Python 2.7 is what is used... isn't Python 3.4 and Django 1.7 out? Why aren't you using those versions? Yes both are out and both are very solid on their own. There is much debate about Python 2.7 and Python 3.4 as to which to use. Mac and Linux come standard with Python 2.7 so we believe it's still a solid choice and will remain that way until these major operating systems change what they use. Django 1.7 vs 1.6 (or even 1.5) is virtually the same; especially for a beginner. Once you understand Django, you understand Django. Regardless of the version until Django releases a huge overhaul (which won't happen anytime soon).

What are the requirements?

  • You don't already know how to program/code
  • You have a computer that was made after 2006
  • You have a strong willingness to get through the tough parts
  • You ask questions when you get stuck
  • You research errors on your own, or you ask questions when you get stuck

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 213 lectures and 40.5 hours of content!
  • Learn the fundamentals of programming as it applies to entrepreneurship
  • Learn the Python Programming Language
  • Learn the Django & Twitter Bootstrap frameworks
  • Learn how to use APIs
  • Learn how to accept payments via Stripe
  • Learn Basic HTML & CSS

What is the target audience?

  • The "non-technical" cofounder
  • A solo Entrepreneur who is building a web project
  • Anyone who wants to solve problems through technology
  • Anyone who wants to learn Django (

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Welcome

Coding for Entrepreneurs promo video


A Short Summary on Why you Should Code.

Get started with Coding for Entrepreneurs
A brief intro on how you should approach this class.
Section 2: Setup Your Computer

System Setup Links




1 page

Quick Links to setup your system with our free installation guides on YouTube


Komodo Edit:

Sublime Text 3:


Notepad ++:


Using Github
Section 3: Intro to Python & Django

A introduction to the Python Programming Language. Windows/Linux users can setup Python in Section 3 and 4.

Learn about
3 pages
Quick links for you to use.
Section 4: Django 101

Intro to the Django 101 Section


A intro to how websites work with django and servers.


Understand how Django projects handle URL requests.

Section 5: First Project: Launch with Code (Django 1.6.5, Bootstrap 3)

Welcome to the new project

Start your First Django Project
First view using Function Based Views
Settings Setup
Implement Bootstrap for Front End Design
Start a Django App
Using Django Forms
Making Changes to Models in Django Version 1.6
Get User IP Address
Create Custom Reference ID
Create a Social Sharing Page
Use Custom Django Middleware
Save Shares by Reference ID
Create a Social Sharing Page Part 2
Load Static Files in Django
Update Front-End Design
Create a Social Sharing Page Part 3
Use jQuery to Make Progress Bar
Implement Social Sharing HTML
CSS Background Image & Parallax
Update Email Form Design
Final Styles Update
Prepare for Producing using Heroku
Launch your Project to Heroku
Section 6: eCommerce 2
Setup a Previous Django Project
Try Django 1.8 to eCommerce 2
Product Roadmap
Products App
Product Detail View
Urls within Django App
Add HTML Template
Using Links for Model Instances
Model Managers
Product Variations
Post Save Signal for Variations
Product Detail Layout
Image Uploads
Search Query
Formset for Inventory
Login Required Mixins
Django Messages
Social Share
Dynamic Update Price with jQuery
Single Variation Price
Product Categories
Category Detail View
Related Products
Distinct & Random QuerySets
Improve UI
Django Template Include with Variable
Featured Product on Homepage
Login as Dropdown Menu
Shopping Cart Icon
Product Lists on Homepage
Product Editing with Django Admin Inlines
Carts App
ManyToMany Through
ManyToMany Through using the Python Shell
Add, Remove, Update Cart in a CBV
Django Sessions
Render Cart View
Add to Cart From Product View
Format Cart & Remove Items
Update Cart Item Quantity in Cart
Cart Line Item Total
Cart Subtotal
Ajax Part 1
Ajax Part 2
jQuery Flash Message
Display Message from Server
Empty Cart
Cart Count in Navbar
Cart Total & Taxes
Checkout View
Orders App
Checkout from FormMixin
Save Guest Info
UserAddress Model
UserAddress View
Model Choice Field
Order Model
Crafting the Order Part 1

Instructor Biography

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 & (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

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    • Sven Gehring

    Good content but very confusing

    The presented content is quite useful, but the instructor is switching between applications and open tabs in highspeed and he is presenting very hectically. To really get what is going on, you need to pause the videos like every 20sec.

    • Martin Roffe


    Please check out all the Coding for Entrepreneur courses. They will take you through from beginner onward.

    • Matthew Styers

    Decent Course that Badly Needs a Refresh and Restructure

    When I took this course (July 2015), most of the material appeared to be a little over a year old, which admittedly doesn't seem like it was all that long ago. But after completing the course, building out a project, and doing way too many stack overflow searches, I discovered that major components of the coursework involved methods that had been made simpler or obsolete by subsequent Django releases. Frustrating, to say the least. On that same note, it would tremendously behoove the instructor to rethink the material itself with the goal of helping learners build/scale platforms in the wild. 3 specific examples: 1) Publishing. Currently, the process of transitioning the app from a local dev environment to Heroku is way harder than it has to be. If the app is going to launch on Heroku, then start from that perspective and make full use of the available tools (i.e. Heroku Toolbelt). 2) Scaffolding and Package-handling: Tools like Yeoman and Bower make life way easier for folks like us who are generally non-technical. They should be an integral part of the course. 3) Databases. I know it's not a database course, but at least an overview of how to move from SQLlite (which doesn't jive with Heroku and isn't great for production anyway) to PostgreSQL would be extremely helpful. Additionally, the entire course is structured around, references, and at times flatly becomes an advertisement for the instructor's site/learning platform. I understand the impulse to simply transplant the videos from one platform to another without making edits, but doing so creates a frustrating experience for users.

    • Howard Smith

    Goes way too fast

    The content is interesting but when he gets to Bootstrap and beyond, he goes way too fast. If you get lost, you don't know where to pick up. I wouldn't say this is for beginners.

    • Alain Benmeridja

    Great !

    I really enjoy this course : clear, not too fast,... Perfect 'first contact' with Django and covering many (all) aspects.

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