Resources

Resources


What is Django and how is it useful?

Nathan Poon , PhD | CEO, Myntor

Django is a web development framework for the Python programming language. A framework is a systems architecture for developing a web app. Just as a 5-paragraph essay allows you to use English to communicate a point, Django is a framework that allows you to use Python to build a webapp. Django is used to build applications ranging from content management (eg. YouTube) to transportation (eg. Uber) to AI/machine learning (eg. NASA).


How to Build a Killer Portfolio

Michael Fogarasi , MBA | Co-founder & CPO, Myntor

Having a well-built portfolio can play a huge role in determining whether you’re going to land your dream job. Increasingly, companies care less about your degree and grades, and more about your core capabilities. This article is designed to help you understand how to build a compelling, high-quality portfolio that will give you a competitive advantage no matter what school you went to or what grades you had.


How to build a software product as an MBA

Nathan Poon , PhD | CEO, Myntor

As an MBA or business student, the common preconception is that you'll hire a developer to build your technology product. The problem is that this can be expensive, and often will cause time delays that prevent you from getting to market quickly. This article is written to show how to build your product without spending a lot of cash, get it to market quickly, and then iterate rapidly.


Why High Schoolers Should Learn How to Code

Saisha Agarwal | Myntor High School Summer Intern

Many students shy away from learning how to code because they don’t want to invest time learning something complex that they aren’t sure will be useful. However, whether you want to be a doctor, artist, lawyer, or pursue any other career, there are many essential rewards behind learning how to code. So even though I didn’t want to be a programmer, I tried coding; here’s what I learned and why its useful.


Featuring Your Experiences Outside of the Classroom on Your Undergraduate Applications

Thảo Trần | Product Manager, Myntor

As a low-income, first-generation student myself, I’m driven to support students of all upbringings. Regardless of the opportunities or resources you haven’t had access to, I advocate that all your experiences outside of the classroom (EOCs) can strengthen your application and make you stand out. The college application process can be daunting and complicated, but this article is designed to demystify the essays.


How to iterate fast and get your first 100 users in a couple months.

Nathan Poon , PhD | CEO, Myntor

We are alumni from the UC Berkeley startup community (UC Launch Winners 2021, Collider Cup finalist, STeP finalist, SkyDeck) and get a lot of questions from our community about how to get initial users. We got a couple 1,000 users in our first months as a startup, and this is how we did it.


Building a software product: Wix vs. No-code vs. Python

Michael Fogarasi , MBA | Co-founder & CPO, Myntor

We often see a lot of people debate whether they should build their product using a website builder, a no-code builder, or a coding language like Python or JavaScript. There are pros/cons to all three, but the single most important factor is what you’re building. This article goes over the pros/cons of each method, and is designed to help you choose which will help you scale fastest.


What to do if you’re looking for a technical cofounder.

Nathan Poon , PhD | CEO, Myntor

Your goal as an idea-stage founder should be to get V1 of your product in front of as many users as possible, and get their feedback. Doing this for a software product when you don't have a coding background is tricky. I did this, made a lot of mistakes along the way, and this article will talk about how to do it, that it is more simple than most people think, and most importantly requires a fundamental commitment.


Global Chess Prodigy Builds a Chess Portfolio Using Myntor’s Django Bootcamp

Saisha Agarwal | Myntor High School Summer Intern

Shar is a global chess prodigy using building his chess blog on Django in the June 2022 Cohort of the Myntor Python Bootcamp. His motivation? To build a functional webapp where he can not only showcase his talent, but also share it with others so they might learn too.


Advancing your Undergraduate Degree with Django-Python

Thảo Trần | Product Manager, Myntor

The post-grad stagnation (or slump) after leaving a structured learning environment is characterized by a loss of direction, boredom, or dissatisfaction. For those who graduated recently, this was—and still is—exacerbated by the pandemic. In Myntor’s Python Product bootcamp, I’m learning how to build my own web-application that explores climate change’s impacts around the world.


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