Interview: Martha Wurm

Mick Liubinskas
Jun 20 · 1 min read

A truly amazing conversation with Martha from Kenya, who studied at Minerva and now living in London.

Highlights:

  1. Decided as a teenager to study rockets at MIT
  2. Applied to MIT, didn’t get in but learned a lot and raised her ambitions
  3. Used Code Academy to learn coding.
  4. Got into Hackerschool and raised $5k from friends to go, but didn’t get a visa…
  5. Setup a coding academy into Kenya and raised $30k. People flew into to help her.
  6. Trained 150 people in Kenya and South Sudan
  7. Went through Minerva — a new age university and knows my friend Robin very well.
  8. Suggested looking at http://akirachix.com/ which looks amazing.

Martha, thanks so much for your support of She’s Building a Robot.

Huge thanks to my awesome and supportive brother Ryan at Elastic.

She’s Building A Robot

A book to inspire girls to get excited about technology. http://shesbuildingarobot.com/

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She’s Building A Robot

A book to inspire girls to get excited about technology. http://shesbuildingarobot.com/