Faster Learning Tutorials

About FactorPad

Always searching for a faster way to learn and teach technical skills.
  1. Timeline - Review tutorials and courses published since 2016.
  2. Audience - Get a feel for our Subscriber base.
  3. Demographics - See where we are popular.
  4. Shared beliefs - Learn what ties it all together.
  5. Humans rule - Design better algorithms and data analysis techniques.
Paul Alan Davis, CFA, June 27, 2017
Updated: December 20, 2018
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A Timeline

We cover new technologies to help you advance, especially if you are comfortable with the Linux command line.

Computer programming at its core is writing plain old text files.

While we glamourize it with buzzwords data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, one thing will remain true.

Those who can do it will be in the highest demand. So that's what we produce, relevant educational content for the professional.

Content published since 2016
Date Content Subject
Q2-2016 Investment Modeling Bootcamp
Q3-2016   Glossary, Innovators
Q4-2016 Linux Essentials
Q1-2017 Data Science in Linux and Python
Q2-2017 Linux Essentials, new website!
Q3-2017   Vim text editor, Apache Solr
Q4-2017   Apache Solr, Data Science
Q1-2018   Career Talk, HTML, Cheat Sheets
Q2-2018   Quant 101 Financial Modeling in Excel
Q3-2018   Career Talk, Financial Modeling, HTML

We started with YouTube videos on the Finance side, then pushed hard on Technology. Next came web-based text formats for Subscribers who asked to see the code in print.

Now that we have over 300 web pages and 240 videos, our next step is to make content easier to find.

So look for upcoming tutorials on:

  • MySQL / MariaDB
  • Python
  • Quant 101
  • Apache Solr

What's our Niche?

Our Audience

A career in technology attracts those who love to learn new skills. Reinventing ourselves is a normal part of life and it's enjoyable. Our audience:

  • is comfortable with computers
  • has a do-it-yourself attitude
  • is eager to advance
  • specializes in open-source software
  • requires quick task-oriented help
  • is less enamoured with flashy websites and their sign-ups
  • simply wants the facts

If that sounds like you, then poke around and connect with us.


Our audience loves data open, software free and heaps of transparency.

Here's a glimpse at viewer demographics.

Gender % %
Male 84
Female 16

Age % %
13 - 24 38
25 - 34 46
35 - 44 12
45 - 54 2
55+ 1

Top Countries % %
United States 36
India 21
Germany 4
United Kingdom 3
Canada 3
FactorPad YouTube Channel statistics collected for the 90-day period ending 7/7/18. We only see summary data.

Our Shared Beliefs

  • we are intellectually curious and dedicated to improvement
  • free and open is better than closed and controlled
  • knowing more is better than knowing less
  • everyone has room to improve, especially in math, stats and code
  • we love using computers to streamline processes
  • we're okay with being different, more direct and less salesy

Humans Rule

Yes, we are passionate about computers, algos, regressions, operating systems and how things connect. That said, we musn't over-rely on conclusions drawn from data analysis.

Every system has limitations.

We vow to think hard about conclusions drawn and we will always view data through an experienced human lens.

How to connect with us

In the footer is a list of our social media, so send us a direct message there.

Currently, we're most active on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and with our mailing list. All new content is announced on the Twitter account @factorpad.

To inquire about consulting projects contact Paul at paulalandavis.com.

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