hey I founded a tech startup...OH SHIT I CAN'T CODE. #barcampsg7
hey I just founded a tech startup...
OH SHIT I CAN’T CODE
What you’re gonna hear
• Should you, the non-techie founder,
• What should you do before learning?
• What and how should you learn?
• Will learning pay off?
Who’s this person?
I'm Elisha Tan. I did Psychology in NUS, graduated in 2010
and did social media marketing at a couple of startups. In
late 2010, I was accepted at the Singapore Founder
Institute and I founded Learnemy, a web application that
finds you instructors for anything you want to learn.
I am proficient in MS office and Paint, which
enabled me to create the picture you see
on the right.
What’s the story?
• Spend about 3 months looking for
technical co-founder cluelessly
• Got into a service partnership with other
• Quit my job
• Did my mockups
Should you, or should you not?
Should Should not
• If you outsource, you can’t • It will take long for you to
tell if you get bullshit. be proﬁcient in coding.
• You can’t hire for a job you • Too much time spent
• You should know your
• You give programmers
respect, and you’ll give the
You are going to be very confused
over what language to learn.
Python is so AngularJS is
easy to learn! Look at him, RoR powerful and easy to
he learned Django in 3 is easy to learn and the Use
weeks! syntax is beautiful! PHP. Because Facebook
Ruby on rails
Ruby on Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl
Ruby On Rails 3 Beginner To Builder 2011 by Richard Schneeman
Rails for zombies by Envy Labs