I’ve worked with lots of product managers as a software engineer. Most of them don’t have an engineering background and they realize having some level of technical acumen is extremely valuable for their career in both the short and long-run. So when product managers ask me whether they should take a Python coding class to become more technical, my response is always, “That’s probably not the best idea.”

Don’t get me wrong–it’s not that learning how to code isn’t useful. It’s just that taking a coding class once won’t make you technical. Let me explain why.

Why taking a coding class won’t make you more technical

Think of it this…

Irene Yu

Tech mentor & Founder at Skiplevel.co and Software Engineer at ex-Amazon

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