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Scott Forstall's interview at Code Break 9.0 revealed why education was so important to him & his first meeting with Steve Jobs

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Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth. Their vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States.

 

On Wednesday during their Code Break 9.0 Event they interviewed Apple's former SVP of iOS Scott Forstall who recounted why education was so important to him to work out of poverty and his first meeting with Steve Jobs.

 

Scott recounts living in a tent with his family as a kid where he only got to take a community shower once in a while for 2 minutes that cost a quarter. His interview for a job at NeXT was interesting as he and Steve Jobs hit it off in about 15 minutes after first being peppered with questions by 17 company interviewers.

 

The video below is set to begin just as Forstall is being introduced and the interview is broken into two segments.  

 

 

Scott Forstall's departure at Apple was an ugly one. Apple's new CEO Tim Cook was looking for an excuse to fire Forstall, and when the opportunity presented itself, Cook fired Forstall.

 

It was reported back in October 2012 that "Scott Forstall was asked to leave the company after he refused to sign his name to a letter apologizing for shortcomings in Apple's new mapping service."

 

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