When we think of people in coding, kids are probably the last to come to mind. But as technology continues to advance, so is the calling for more STEM professionals, with many industries looking to younger generations to become the next industry leaders.
Here are some of the most inspirational young coders today.
Joining the league of young female trailblazers, Samaira Mehta is a name you’ll be hearing a lot in the industry. Three years ago, this 11-year-old Californian prodigy made a board game called CoderBunnyz, which aims to teach its players the basic concepts of computer programming. The game was so popular that it sold hundreds of copies during its first year, which is what led Samaira to start her own company—Intel and Sun Microsystems—at age nine. Lately, she’s been invited to speak at workshops, forums, and events for Google and Microsoft. Samira has proven that age is only a number when it comes to revolutionizing an industry.
Basil Okpara Jr.
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In Nigeria, CNN reported on a 9-year-old boy who built over 30 mobile games to “keep [himself] busy when [he’s] bored.” The wunderkind is Basil Okpara Jr., who uses Scratch—a block-based visual programming language—to help him code. Today, some of his games like Mosquito Mash are found on the Play Store. Like Samaira, Basil is an example of how younger coders will be the next tech industry experts.
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