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Making programming (everything) more accessible

02 Apr 2021

Heller

I passed 100 prayer flags strung on a wire over the creek with the morning sun shining through them and thought how adventurers, the truest …
01 Apr 2021

The Stream

I’ve begun to think of email, Twitter, news articles, Slack, voice messages, and any other interruption as the Stream. That’s not an …
22 Mar 2021

Spring

It was glorious out this weekend. I spent as much of it as I could outdoors, including bringing the kids to see their great-grandparents. I …
18 Mar 2021

Emotional Incentives Matter

A sign that you’ve reached capital-A adulthood is actively looking for ways to improve yourself and those around you. Or it’s a sign that …
11 Mar 2021

How We Spend Our Time

Some school systems and IT providers have blocked Replit because it’s distracting. That feels short-sighted to me. Most of the internet …
09 Mar 2021

This Culture

“What is your engineering culture like?” The short answer: think radically, ship incrementally. What does that mean day-to-day? It’s hard to …
08 Mar 2021

Competition

People ask me who are competitors are and instead of listing companies I tell them what I’m worried about. “We’re the easiest place to code …
03 Mar 2021

What I've Seen Work

The successful projects I’ve been a part of all had a common flow: Pick a goal. Start working right away. Ask for help when you need it. …
02 Mar 2021

What will you do differently?

We’re in the fun stage at Replit. Usage and revenue keep growing week-over-week. The team remains small and tight-knit. If you want to build …
22 Feb 2021

Pandemic Response as Incident Response

During an incident, when error and latency graphs start trending downwards, you should start writing down everything in your mind right then …