What is your team mission?
We’re building the world’s most ubiquitous programming environment. We focus on inspiring creativity and generating value for creators through community, and we design simple yet scalable infrastructure primitives for the next generation of creators. We want to blur the line between learning and making — a place where you can hang out, tinker with ideas, learn new concepts, and launch a business all in the same day.
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What values does your team share?
If more people code, more people will be able to independently create and generate wealth on the internet, regardless of their personal circumstances. We’re excited about what that would mean for not only Replit’s future (good for business!) but also the impact we expect it will have on humankind (good for people's happiness!). Anything that distracts us from our mission will be ruthlessly cut.
Run towards the thing that’s lighting you up inside. Do something for no other reason than it seems like a fun or cool or weird way to advance our mission. Have a perspective. When you feel strongly about something, don’t take no for an answer. Build it anyway and see what happens after a few users give it a try.
Move with urgency and focus
We've been able to achieve so much with so little because everyone at Replit takes ownership over their work. While we don’t consider collaboration a burden, we do think people can move fastest by working on their own. This is a lot of responsibility and requires a lot of intrinsic motivation, but we find it infinitely more satisfying to work this way. We also believe this is the kind of organization the best people want to work in.
Read-Eval-Print loop (how we build)
We get our name from "REPL", the Read Eval Print Loop, a magical tool that turns the computer up from a static machine into a conversational being. It’s one of the first tools in the history of computing that put humans first. Coders love REPLs because it gets them up close and personal with their program every step of the way. Learn more about this principle on our blog →
At Replit, we run towards the tough stuff. Most people are satisfied with getting something 80% of the way there. We’d rather take it to 110%. Going where others are scared to go is our competitive advantage. Get excited about working really, really hard to make something great. Take pride in your work.
Replit is for people
If we’re going to realize our mission, we need to be a place where all kinds of people, with all kinds of backgrounds, experiences, ideologies, and values are warmly welcomed. We are inclusive because we work hard to see and understand the talent in each other. We focus on what brings us together, never on what divides us.