Hi, I’m Eric! I love creating coding tutorials, blogging about professional development, and inspiring others to check out data science. I typically write four articles a month, so follow me to stay up to date with my content! Below are all my articles categorized by Primary Topic.
Plotly & Dash
SQL & Databases
Natural Language Processing
Finance & Trading
Data Science & Programming
That is the feeling I had until I found some consistency in my third and fourth years trading options. When I started getting into the stock market and trading in my mid-20’s, around 2013, I began with 600 bucks and a dream. I was going to make big money trading penny stocks while chillin’ on a beach in the Bahama’s… I’m sure we’ve all seen those ads.
I started with penny stocks, and soon upped the ante to stocks in the 2–5 dollar range. I clawed my way into some 5–10 dollar names by mid-2015. …
Promoting content and trying to grow an audience can be tedious and time consuming. I was trying to code a solution to distribute my content when my boss recommended I try Zapier, a no-code solution. Zapier is a free to use web-based automation tool!
Instead of posting across social media one site at a time, I used Zapier to set up an automated pipeline so I only need to post content once. For example, I post to Facebook, and that post is sent to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Reddit automatically.
It is super simple!
I am in no way affiliated with Zapier. Just a dude that loves the tool. …
A few days ago, I gave a talk at my old high school (digitally of course since covid). It has been 15 years since I graduated, and I was talking to a class of Business and Marketing (DECA) students about how I navigated life after high school. It was a blast! During the Q/A section, one of the students asked if I was in to trading and finance. My eyes lit up!
Whether it was caused by the crypto boom, the popularization of free trading apps like Robinhood, or social media like reddit’s Wallstreetbets (probably a combo of all 3), it seems like more and more people of all ages are putting money into the markets and beginning their trading journey. …
Sure I think my life is sweet now, but growing up building computers and playing video games in the 90’s cast me as a nerd. Sure I had friends, but we were basement dwelling gamers... I wanted to get out and meet girls.
The self-recognition of my nerdiness drove me into self-help at a young age because I wanted to understand what made people “cool.” I picked up my copy of the self-help classic, How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie around 2006. Although the stories were dated, I read the book, reflected on its teachings, and applied what I could remember. The advice was solid and helped me long into the future. …
You might have heard that Natural Language Processing (NLP) is one of the most transformative technologies of the decade. It is a fantastic time to get into NLP as new libraries have abstracted away many of the complexities allowing users state of the art results with little model training and little code.
By Eric Kleppen
Working from home sounded so sweet at first, but as the months have stacked up and the seasons begin to change, I find myself feeling tired and ZOOMed out. I wouldn’t call myself unhealthy, but beyond lifting weights and walking the dog, I tend to eat what I want and sit in front of a computer A LOT.
As I was scrolling through posts with eyes half open one morning, I came across a Medium article titled, “I Drank A Gallon Of Water A Day For Better Skin — & Here’s What Happened” by Maria Del Russo (Maria Del Russo). I thought, “I could do that!” …
A few years back, I started exploring ways to make extra money and always saw affiliate marketing pop up as a popular option. I did some research and decided to give it a try. I picked a niche I thought I’d enjoy: Reviewing food. I created a website and tried to build a business around reviewing beef jerky, and I called it Ultimate Jerky Review (UJR)! Although I shut down the website since it wasn’t a very lucrative endeavor, I learned a lot about how to set up and get started affiliate marketing.
DO NOT spend your money on premium templates and expensive hosting packages through companies like WordPress! If you know a little Python and Linux, it is easy to design your own website and host it on the cloud. …
I’ve been into card games almost my entire life and started playing Magic: The Gathering (MTG) around 2nd grade in the mid 90’s. Although it wasn’t really a hobby that made me popular with girls, I stuck with it on and off and spent many Friday nights at card shops grinding constructed tournaments and booster drafts during my teenage years. Now that I’m into programming and data science, I was excited to learn the online card game marketplace, TCGplayer.com has a free API.
This article walks you through how to connect and search the TCGplayer API using Python and the Requests Library. …
I’ve been fascinated with the stock market since I was a little kid. There is certainly no shortage of data to analyze, and if you find an edge you can make some easy money. To stay on top of the market, I designed a dashboard that incorporates interesting option market order flow, price charts, chatter and fundamentals. Having it all in one place makes it easy to monitor market sentiment and find potential plays! In this article, I’ll describe the components of the dashboard and explain how I created it using Python and Plotly’s Dash.
Reviewing the Dashboard
Sourcing the Data
Reviewing Dash Framework
Designing the File Structure
Creating the Function Files
Final Thoughts and Complete…