Our ambitious goal at Replit is to bring the next billion software creators online. This means looking beyond the United States, to developing countries like India and Nigeria, where much of the world’s young developer population resides. This is the story of Akashdeep, one such developer from India.
A developer without a PC.
A developer who earned more than his entire family through coding.
A developer who hails from a farming family in rural India.
Akashdeep currently studies in college in India. About a year ago, he began learning to code as a hobby and started using Replit. Like many developers faced with the high cost of PCs, Akashdeep relied on Replit Mobile to code and debug applications on his smartphone. He soon discovered Replit Bounties, a platform to hire freelance Replit software developers to code projects, and began to work on projects for others. Akashdeep earned over $1000 in the past couple of months and has a 5.0 out of 5.0 rating on Bounties, working on everything from a LinkedIn PDF parser (for a business built on Replit) to a dynamic website for an entrepreneur.
This experience with Bounties has motivated Akashdeep to take coding more seriously. He now aims to become a professional developer after graduating, potentially changing the trajectory of both his life and his family’s forever.
Whether by enabling developers to earn directly through coding by completing Bounties or by providing them the tools to build and scale real businesses, Replit is a platform for global economic empowerment. We have disbursed over $200K+ in cash payouts through Bounties, and businesses on Replit have generated many times that amount in cumulative revenue.
Our recent AI for All initiative is a reflection of this. We believe that AI will become synonymous with coding and should be accessible to everyone. This is why we decided to put AI in every developer's hands, whether coding on their mobile phones in a developing country or sitting in Silicon Valley.
Please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] if you’re interested in partnering in India or want to learn more about Bounties!