Maurya Couvares Executive Director ScriptEd Huffington Post Contributor

Maurya Couvares

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:

Quote:

Do or don’t. There is no try. – Yoda

Her Journey

Maurya details her journey from teacher in West Philadelphia to how she fell in love with coding while working at a law firm

Low Point

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.

Aha Moment

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.

Lightning Round

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.

Helpful Person: Her mom Maureen, who was a single parent and went to school at 60 yrs old to get her Masters degree.

Internet Resource: Hacker News

What’s Your Purpose: Making the playing field more equal for people who do not have opportunities

Where to follow Maurya

@ScriptEdorg

@MauryaCouvares

ScriptEd Facebook Page

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Parting Words

If there is something missing in the world, you should feel empowered to solve that problem.

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Derrick Duplessy

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Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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