| ||Ask HN: Should I learn to code (again)?|
7 points by dgrayman 6 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 6 comments |
| Hi HN / long time reader, first time poster.
I've tried to learn to code by myself many times. Got someplace intermediate each time, but couldn't be consistent enough to take it to the next time and make it a life skill.|
During that process, learned a lot about underlying technology and how to evaluate them, use them, and work with engineers.
Now my day job is a VC, side hustle is basically a PM on a machine learning project.
Am frustrated that I've come as close as possible to working in tech without actually doing it. And feel powerless because building cool things yourself seems much more fun than talking about them or analyzing them.
The best convos I have during the week are always founders and hackers, not VCs. And the best VCs are ex-founders or ex-operators.
So 2 questions:
1. Should I try learning to code again?
2. How should I go about this to maximize chances?
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