Amjad Masad: AI-Enabled Software Development

Amjad Masad: AI-Enabled Software Development
Auren Hoffman
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November 13, 2023
November 26, 2023
Amjad Masad: AI-Enabled Software Development

Amjad Masad is the founder and CEO of Replit, an online coding environment valued at over $1B at Series B

Replit’s goal is to bring the next billion software developers online. They’ve created the most user-friendly integrated development environment of all time, and they recently released an AI-powered code writing tool called Ghostwriter.    

In this episode, Amjad and I discuss what the rise of AI means for coding, developers, and tech companies. Amjad shares his thoughts on consumer vs creator computer culture, why development hasn’t moved to the cloud faster, and why everyone should be able to call themselves a programmer. 

We also discuss Amjad’s experience coming from Jordan to start a company in the US. Amjad shares whether he still thinks Silicon Valley is the best place for startups. We dive into some topics that CEOs usually discuss behind closed doors: free speech as an executive, assessing expert opinion, and how investing makes you a better CEO. 

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You can find me on Twitter at @auren and Amjad Masad on Twitter at @amasad.