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How great do you need to be in programming to be a technical (Co) founder?

My answer to How great do you need to be in programming to be a technical (Co) founder? on Quora

You don’t need to be amazing, but you do need to know how to ship. You might be the best person at writing complex machine learning algorithms in the world, but if you can’t get running code deployed in a way that lets customers use it you won’t be able to get anywhere that matters.