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A collection of free tutorials and coding courses

Learn to code math, finance & webdev projects
  • relevant open-source software
  • web-based tutorials with companion YouTube videos
  • learn the Linux command-line, data analysis tools and Excel
How does it work?
  • go at your own pace
  • challenge yourself with projects, code examples & quizzes
  • no sign-up
... because technical skills are today's differentiators.

 253   videos  |  40   hours  |  352   web pages 


Who Benefits?

Those who aspire to be:

  • portfolio managers
  • financial engineers
  • quants
  • financial risk managers
  • econometricians
  • investment modelers
  • STEM students
  • programmers
  • data scientists
  • webmasters
  • back-end engineers
  • front-end developers

What Can You Learn Here?

Finance: Financial Model Building, Risk Management, Statistics, Portfolio Theory, Excel, Python.

Technology: Linux, Python, Vim, Apache Solr, JavaScript, HTML, CSS.


How Does It Work?

Pick what works for you. Video, text, or both.

Video Tutorials

Hosted on YouTube, many videos are 4-7 minute summaries while others resemble college courses and last 20 minutes.

We minimize mathematical notation and focus on concepts so learning is available to everyone.

    How to find expected return on a stock using CAPM (17:40)

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Video Scripts

All web pages follow a consistent format with full transcripts and code examples.

This is how we show code inline, whatis man.

Code windows look like this.

$ echo "make up words" > ../ridiculouslylongfilename.txt $ ln -s ../ridiculouslylongfilename.txt video21.txt $ _

From Linux Essentials, video 21:
    Linux ln command summary with examples (03:57)

Star System

Content is rated by difficulty level.

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Quizzes

Find quizzes here too (click box for answer).

Which noted scholar in behavioral finance explained synthetic CDOs with Selena Gomez in a cameo for the film The Big Short (2015)? | Daniel Kahneman, Robert Shiller or Richard Thaler?

Richard Thaler

In a Sentence

Have fun with the Glossary. Here's the term Minimum Variance Portfolio used in a sentence and overheard at the college lecture.

Doc:  For investors who follow MPT, there is an ETF that runs MVO and manages a Minimum Variance Portfolio  or MVP.
Leo:  OMG.


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