Coding for Entrepreneurs Basic
- Computer made after 2005
- Ask a lot of questions!
- Made for Mac/Linux; Windows Users Read Note in 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?
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:
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?
- 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
"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)
- Welcome to Coding For Entrepreneurs Basic04:04
- Setup your computer00:49
- System Setup Links1 page
- Introduction to Python09:44
- New Django Project in Virtualenv05:59
- Setup Django Project in Text Editor Komodo08:55
- Start First Django App (Application)08:16
- Setup the Model and add Django Admin11:26
- Django Views for the Sign Up Model09:04
- Django Models & Model Form03:21
- Serve Django Static Files in Local05:02
- Add Twitter Bootstrap Version 312:15
- Add Custom Styles & CSS To Twitter Bootstrap10:36
- Learn to Customize Twitter Bootstrap 306:53
- Django Messages & Messaging07:06
- Django HTTP Redirect and Standard Pages08:15
- Add & Update Twitter Bootstrap Navbar06:05
- Add Basic Paypal Button to Django Project10:05
- Django Update Thank You Page and View07:59
- Django Emailing - Send Confirmation Email08:38
- Django 1.6 for Webfaction -- Setup Webfaction08:35
- Create MySQL Database for Django on WebFaction08:22
- Django Serve Static on a Production Server & Add Custom Django App Signups12:16
- Django Embed and Add Facebook Like12:31
- Thank you and Next Steps04:09
- Student Only Deals1 page
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.
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