[TalkPython] Python for Entrepreneurs
A course for technical entrepreneurs by Michael Kennedy of Talk Python and Matt Makai of Full Stack Python.
What’s this course about and how is it different?
Many courses will teach you about the technology involved in building a web application. Fewer courses will teach you what it actually takes to launch that product as an operating online business. Python for Entrepreneurs is here to teach you both how to build your website and everything needed to make it a functioning online business.
The overriding goal of this course is to dramatically shorten your time from idea to minimum viable product (MVP) to running in production and accepting online payments from months to weeks or even a couple weeks in some cases.
When building an online product or web app, it’s easy to focus deeply on the product, the market fit, design, and these types of things. When you finally have it finished enough to launch your first version, you’ll find yourself hit with a wave of many unfamiliar technical tasks before you can actually go live:
Accepting credit cards in a compliant manner
Storing user accounts in a ‘hacker-safe’ format to keep your product out of the headlines
Sending outbound email (e.g. as a user makes a purchase or resets their password)
Collecting users’ email for outbound email marketing (mailing lists)
Domain registration and configuration
SSL certificates and configuration
Error logging and monitoring in production
Deploying to cloud servers
Configuring your cloud servers for scale
Testing your website performance and making it faster
Getting help via part time contractors so you can focus on product and growth
And so much more
You will learn all of these in this course: How to build a data-driven web app and launch it successfully.
Once you launch, you’ll need to turn your focus to areas that, as a technical person, you probably have little experience with. So we will also cover
Capturing and engaging users
Growth hacking basics
Showcasing your products
You will learn to build and design your web app
This course will teach you how to build a data-driven web application in Python. We will:
What is covered in depth
Estimated length: 15 hours
Average length of chapter: 45 minutes
Lectures per chapter: 5-10 video lectures
Chapters: See course outline below
A premise of this course is that you want build something special. While many web apps can be constructed from a wordpress instance and a bunch of plugins plus a premium theme, you won’t really control that application.
You will need to make the changes and tweaks to create a truly custom web app that can adapt as you get customer feedback after launch or to new business models. We want you to have an application that you can build upon for a long time to come. This means you need a custom app and Python is one of the very best choices for this.
Size: 5.19 GB