Hey, my name is Larry and I live in San Francisco, California. I am a full-time software engineer and a part-time teacher. Most recently, I taught Intro and AP Computer Science at West Seattle High School and Game Development for Kids at the Oakland Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment. Since the museum has been closed since March 2020, I have been spending more time on teaching online via YouTube.
I find the financial markets fascinating and have been trading stocks for many years. As a software engineer, I had always heard about automated trading and technical analysis and was interested in learning how to apply my coding skills to the stock market. However, what I found is that not many people were explaining how to do this. Most of the material seemed to be in dry textbooks with no real-world code. The communities I found online were generally unfriendly and unwelcoming to beginners.
I started learning more about the latest brokerage API's, platforms, and libraries available for financial data analysis. I then started coming up with practical projects to build, and shared these projects as video tutorials on YouTube. The response to these videos has been overwhelmingly positive, and it is clear that there is great demand for more material on these topics.
By request, I have created this page to allow viewers who find value in what I'm doing the ability to buy me a drink. I prefer whiskey :).