7-Year-Old Zora Ball Is the World’s Youngest Game Programmer
The youngest person to create a full version of a mobile application video game. A first grader at Philadelphia’s Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School, she’s already more accomplished than everyone you know.
Ball built the app in the Bootstrap programming language, and unveiled her game at FATE’s “Bootstrap Expo” at the University of Pennsylvania.
Apparently some grumpy olds were suspicious that her older brother was really the mastermind behind the program, but Zora showed them. When asked to reconfigure the app on the spot, Ball showed naysayers what was up when she executed the request perfectly.
“We expect great things from Zora, as her older brother, Trace Ball, is a past STEM Scholar of the Year,” said Harambee Science Teacher Tariq Al-Nasir. No pressure, baby geniuses, but there’s an entire world for you to save. Please hurry.
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And my brother was jealous!
He was all like “Really? Let me google that code she used?”
He was like “OMG, IT DOESN”T HAVE FUNCTIONS, IT DOESN’T COUNT!!!”
And I’m like… the expression of the guy in the last panel in this comic. http://www.gynostar.com/archives/512
Edit: Evidently the program was used to help kids with algebra. AND SHE’S SEVEN! Could you do algebra when YOU were seven, brother?