Engineer, MVP, Connie Chan discussed on CodeNewbie
Always enjoyed making things. And actually, this goes even beyond I think code in products and websites, but I also used to film in like create a lot of video. So when I was, you know, dabbling with things it was a lot of it was just hacking things together and figuring out. How do I use a research skills? I have to create something that maybe it's an MVP or or just kind of a kernel of idea. But that was usually kind of how he started. So when you were growing up, and you were building all these things both technical things and videos and more creative other stuff. Did you ever hit a wall where you said man, if only I really knew how to code? I could do these things and because I don't have that skill. I'm I'm stuck, you know, I taught myself each basics how to get a website up when I was in high school in a quickly realized in myself that I I took some classes in college minor in computer information technology, and actually took some CS classes as well. In addition to that, and I actually found it just not fun enjoyable once. I got to certain place in certainly with with anything that you learn you hit the sort of wall on you have to really power through. It didn't have enough motivation to power through it. I didn't see myself as someone who would sit at the computer in code like his primary function of my role. I'm much more enjoyed the aspects of design product design and in marketing in in later on more committee building but certain. Only I wish I could code like I wish I could do a lot of things. But you can you had to prioritize folks on the things you want to do the things that you are good at. I think I really appreciate that. Because being the founder of code newbie. You might assume that I think everyone should code, and I don't I think that if you want to code, then you should do it. And we're here to support you encourage you make sure you cross the finish line. If that's what you want. But if you try it, and it sounds like between, your computer, science classes, and the minor in computer information technology, and all that sounds like you gave it a very honest effort. And you're like that's not for me. And that's totally cool. Yeah. Yeah. Takes a lot of different skills in towns to build a great product great business. So I feel like Nepal Dickey. We've had a lot of focus on engineering as sort of the thing that you do if you wanna get in technology. Not everyone needs to be an engineer, not everyone should be an engineer. Everyone is an engineer then we actually went build great businesses. If it was pure. Focused entirely on that that is appoint a you describe yourself as being a product guy. What does that mean? I don't even know if I like that term anymore. Yeah. So vague, it is I really this is why products started really is. I just love playing with products exploring them. And I love the creativity of building a product and I used to prior to product really browse the app store in Japan and to see what was popular or playing with. And I just found it fascinating. And interesting to see how they were different than maybe some of the products that was familiar with and curious what differences? Did you see in the Japanese at market compared to the US? Yeah. So some of it in this was back in two thousand ten doesn't eleven is when I was really kind of exploring around the time. I moved to San Francisco it felt more complex, actually. But a lot of it felt a little bit more colorful more complex in terms of number of features and things, you know, if you look today, there's actually really good video by Connie Chan. Meduse Hauritz that she published recently that goes into some of the differences between business models of the east in the west and how you know companies like ten cent..