Coding for Entrepreneurs Basic

A Free Introduction to "Coding for Entrepreneurs | A Programming Class for the Non-Technical Founder" on Udemy. Launch!
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (567 ratings)
178,147 students
Coding for Entrepreneurs Basic
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (567 ratings)
178,147 students
Launch a Live Website Landing Page

Requirements

  • Computer made after 2005
  • Ask a lot of questions!
  • Made for Mac/Linux; Windows Users Read Note in Description

Description

Remember when you couldn't walk? Of course not. Who can?

Learning to code is much like learning to walk...except it happens much later in life.

Never coded before? No problem.

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?
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 get in introduction 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.

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


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 (student)

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner

Course content

5 sections • 27 lectures • 3h 18m total length
  • Welcome to Coding For Entrepreneurs Basic
    04:04

Instructor

Coding Entrepreneur & Teacher - 568,000+ Students
Justin Mitchel
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 24,860 Reviews
  • 675,283 Students
  • 30 Courses

              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

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