Adora Cheung put it beautifully...
Unless you're building a biotech company, first find ways to build the MVP without programming:
"For example, Avni Patel Thompson’s talk, specifically the part on how she built and launched Poppy before she was able to convince a programmer to join her. "
How to patch together an MVP with existing non-coder tools (no code, low code):
Launch and get some users. Then it’s much easier to convince and get funding to hire/get someone technical excited to join you vs just an idea.
Or join a company with great engineering culture (e.g., engineers and tech aren't outsourced), it doesn't matter what position it is (not for resume purposes), work for them for a few months, get to chat with engineers and work on the idea together during nights and weekends. In this case, interning at a company provides great chance to join without much effort (less extensive interview process, not much contract commitment)...
Bottom line, fail fast so you can fail cheaply. What's the lowest cost (both in time and resources) in testing out an idea and testing out a co-founder?
Better yet, build a very minimal prototype first by hacking together what works to prove your seriousness first...