Sunday, April 03, 2011

Learn How To Code

Learn How To Code: "Originally the talk started as a thought experiment around removing unnecessary inefficiency from startups trying to act too much like 'real' businesses by functionalizing too early. To that end, I took a pretty liberal definition of what 'coding' was. The gist though— to get everyone involved in the mechanics of how the product/service is built— has graduated to almost conventional wisdom at least among the most capital efficient consumer Internet/SaaS businesses that I've seen over the last year. It's funny to me one year after mentioning Y Combinator as an interesting 'experiment' that its become a legitimate source of some really high quality startups with relatively low inefficiencies in the maker loop between users and product. You could see this even back a year ago— but 2010 really proved to be YC's coming out year."