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.
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  • Video 35 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 is...do 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 videos...you’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 185 lectures and 34 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 (DjangoProject.com)

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome
01:06

Coding for Entrepreneurs promo video

08:02

A Short Summary on Why you Should Code.

05:37
Get started with Coding for Entrepreneurs
00:43
A brief intro on how you should approach this class.
Section 2: Setup Your Computer
00:49

System Setup Links

Mac: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEsfXFp6DpzQGhFKEwRV10uLNGYh-pAH6

Windows: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEsfXFp6DpzSH9ylikCRyki_Bi6avmltQ

Linux: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEsfXFp6DpzTh0XQn528bI3XiLpz0pzL2

1 page

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

03:07

Komodo Edit: http://komodoide.com/komodo-edit/

Sublime Text 3: http://www.sublimetext.com/3

PyCharm: http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/

Notepad ++: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

PyDev: http://pydev.org/

Using Github
05:59
Section 3: Intro to Python & Django
09:44

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

05:14
Learn about http://www.DjangoProject.com
3 pages
Quick links for you to use.
1 page

Coupons & Discounts for the Incredible Coding for Entrepreneurs students.

Section 4: Django 101
00:43

Intro to the Django 101 Section

09:18

A intro to how websites work with django and servers.

11:28

Understand how Django projects handle URL requests.

Section 5: First Project: Launch with Code (Django 1.6.5, Bootstrap 3)
09:53

Welcome to the new project

Start your First Django Project
19:10
First view using Function Based Views
15:24
Settings Setup
15:36
Implement Bootstrap for Front End Design
16:41
Start a Django App
22:01
Using Django Forms
27:20
Making Changes to Models in Django Version 1.6
12:26
Get User IP Address
13:14
Create Custom Reference ID
17:01
Create a Social Sharing Page
11:07
Use Custom Django Middleware
20:07
Save Shares by Reference ID
25:58
Create a Social Sharing Page Part 2
14:03
Load Static Files in Django
22:27
Update Front-End Design
16:33
Create a Social Sharing Page Part 3
26:39
Use jQuery to Make Progress Bar
38:35
Implement Social Sharing HTML
13:47
CSS Background Image & Parallax
20:21
Update Email Form Design
09:56
Final Styles Update
22:17
Prepare for Producing using Heroku
15:50
Launch your Project to Heroku
33:35
Section 6: eCommerce (Starts with Django 1.6 then converts to 1.7, Bootstrap 3)
01:13

Welcome to the latest version of the eCommerce Project.

02:37

We've made the code open source. Go here: https://github.com/codingforentrepreneurs/ecommerce

11:50

Create a new project.

10:55

Django Configuration

10:49

Product App Views & Templates.

11:49

Using Context

09:22

Add Bootstrap (getbootstrap.com) to your project.

11:24

Template Blocks

16:00

Create your first model.

11:21

Intro to the python shell.

10:32

Customize the Django Admin

16:35

Using Querysets and South

09:12

Add Images to your project.

21:57

Use your own static files.

22:00

Products on the homepage

07:25

Create unique slugs for your products.

10:40

Create the url pattern for the view.

08:09

Absolute Url for your instances.

15:00

Using Bootstrap images.

14:12

Basic Product Search

09:40

Create your product page.

11:13

Create the Shopping Cart

11:40

Update the cart

14:16

Use Django Sessions.

07:49

Update your navbar to handle number of items in the cart.

15:19

Add Cart Items instead of Using Products directly.

14:34

Make Cart Items unique to a cart

15:08

Adding Quantities and Attributes to your cart items.

19:02

Store notes from your cart items "attributes" as we've been calling them.

15:26

Create a model for Product Variations.

25:52

Update product variation handling.

09:34

Part 3.

08:23

Remove cart items from cart.

24:15

Update templates.

14:27

Create an app to handle orders.

16:56

Checkout page

05:34

Update Products page to improved look.

22:17

Add fields to the Order Model.

06:11

Update Checkout view and add a "login required" decorator to prevent non-authenticated users from seeing "checkout"

23:27

Connect individual user to a Stripe Account

07:36

Create Custom Logout View.

17:58

Create Login Form and Login View

12:16

Creating the needed validation (and related errors) for our form.

15:53

Create a basic registration form for your app.

10:30

Make emails unique for all users.

15:46

Use a post_save signal to do some awesome stuff.

23:37

Create the EmailConfirmed model and activation method

06:24

Add Email Capability To Django Project

05:01

Test email by sending through the python shell

12:53

Create your activation key.

16:28

Finalize the Activation View & process

14:06

Create redirects after forms are submitted.

12:33

Implement Bootstrap's Alert Messages

18:17

Use Django Messaging Framework (django.contrib.messages) to work with Bootstrap's Alerts.

14:35

Create an app for handling Marketing items.

10:28

Add middleware for the marketing message

19:48

Customize querysets

11:50

Display a marketing message between "start date" and "end date"

03:27

Update Datetime calls to Timezone due to timezone aware database.

17:46

Ajax & Timezone to update Marketing Message

14:53

Ajax & Timezone to update Marketing Message

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 Instagram.com & Pinterest.com (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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    • Mark Anthony

    Just too much talking Fluff

    I really wanted and expected to like this course. Justin seems like a nice guy and the description and concept was right up my alley, However as a few others have said it just gets a littel too torture. You have to wade through an hour of talking about things not directly Learning python and django to get ten minute of instruction. I gave up and just got a course that gets down to business

    • Omar Hamid

    Great content - but moves way to fast

    Great at teaching the content, but unfortunately moves at a pace that is entirely impossible to follow without having to pause and rewind several times to see what was done.

    • Justin Ace Deguzman

    I really wanted to learn python and django but this was not the place to learn it

    alright, so i was really excited about learning python and django and from all the descriptions and the little commercial i thought this was the course to take me there, but i was wrong. the instructor seems like a great guy, but i came here to learn. definitely spent too much time talking about other things non course related. he sped through a lot of necessary topics and went slow when it came to things like promoting his website.

    • Neil Harding

    Experience developer

    I've learnt some stuff, which is great. I think for beginners with no experience there are some things that are not explained in this course, but the free course by Justin should cover that. For anyone with any Python/Django experience I can recommend the course but if you've not done any programming at all, you might want to take an easier introduction first. Having the code all available on Github means you can check the code without having to pause the video and type it in.

    • Tanmay

    Good, however outdated

    The course covers a lot of good material, however it teaches Django 1.6 and older version of python. The problem is that with new versions some packages and procedures are useless(e.g south).

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