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Making programming (everything) more accessible

08 Jun 2021

Gatekeepers

At Replit we say we’re out to demolish gatekeepers. Learning to code helps people plug in to the fast-growing parts of the economy and we’ve …
04 May 2021

Everything Always Feels Broken

Reading about, but not partaking in, the dotcom boom of the nineties, the defining characteristic of startups seemed to be the hours worked. …
26 Apr 2021

Trust the Process

At various retrospectives and postmortems the past few weeks, there’s been a clear pattern. When a project has gone well, it turns out we’ve …
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 …