Interview: How coding can change the world with Maurya Couvares
Maurya Couvares is the Executive Director of ScriptEd. She learned how to code to get better at her job and uncovered a way to prepare low income youth with the job skills of the new technical economy. We chat about her journey and the potential for coding to change the world.
Below is a summary of our interview:
Do or don’t. There is no try. – Yoda
Maurya details her journey from teacher in West Philadelphia to how she fell in love with coding while working at a law firm
Maurya talks about when her co-founder decided to leave and she became responsible of leading ScriptEd on her own while still working at the law firm. She had to leave the firm after 6 years.
A chance meeting with Josh Silverman, former president of Skype
Maurya work now
Maurya talks about ScriptEd’s growth and tells the success story of Lilibeth, a young lady will be majoring in computer science and women’s studies.
What’s exciting Maurya now
Lots of people are excited about expanding. They have a waiting list and a goal of being in 15 schools in New York.
Book Maurya Recommends: Program or be programmedProgram or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age
Helpful Habit: She keeps to do lists and having an outlet to not focus on work. Maurya is a triathlete.
What’s Your Purpose: Making the playing field more equal for people who do not have opportunities
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