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Taking a Step into the Infinite, Bringing it Back to the Finite – SuperSalon with Replit co-founders Amjad Masad and Haya Odeh
July 23, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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Amjad Masad and Haya Odeh dream big, but also do. Replit’s mission is to bring the next billion software creators online. This power couple are on their way to make the infinite excursion of their imagination, knowledge, and courage into a reality in this tiny, finite, concrete timeline of ours. Join Violeta Kristóf in this SuperSalon with the two founders.
The discussion will cover such topics as:
- Entrepreneurship as a Kierkegaardian enterprise of reconciling the infinite with the finite.
- Their vision of a world where children anywhere, anytime, with however little means will get to create, mix, and remix the internet.
- Their “chewing glass and staring into the abyss” (yet still exhilarating) journey of building a company Amjad dreamt up and built the seeds of in the internet cafés of his home country, Jordan, before bringing to America.
Violeta, mom of three and math professor, will bring her own curiosity to the discussion: an immigrant herself, she often encounters the dilemma, for her children and students, of choosing between a traditional educational path and one – made possible by technology such as Replit – where not only technical but even intellectual pursuits are possible outside “normie” institutions. She had a classical education herself, but credits her greatest professional and personal successes to picking up an old computer on a Montreal curbside, making friends on the internet, and changing professions as her curiosity led her.
Family, immigration, hustle, curiosity, learning, courage, dreaming, failing, and doing the work are all themes that will be explored in this SuperSalon with super guests Amjad and Haya.