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7-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Person To Develop A Mobile Game App

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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Zora Ball Mobile App Game photo

Young prodigy Zora Ball

AFRICANGLOBE - At 7 years old, Zora Ball has become the youngest person to create a mobile video game.

The app was unveiled at the FATE Bootstrap Expo, held at the University of Pennsylvania last month.

Ball developed the game using programming language Bootstrap, which is usually taught to students between the ages of 12 and 16, to help them learn concepts of algebra via video game development.

According to Mashable, Ball also successfully reconfigured the app when asked to do so at the Expo, silencing anyone who may have thought that her older brother - a STEM scholar of the year - helped her program the game.

Staff at Harambee Institute of Science and Technology, where Ball attends first grade and an after-school program, anticipate she'll do great things, the Philadelphia Tribune reported.

"I am proud of all my students," Tariq Al-Nasir, who heads the STEMnasium Learning Academy, told the told the Tribune's Damon Williams. "Their dedication to this program is phenomenal, and they come to class every Saturday, including holiday breaks."

Last year, the Huffington Post wrote about Kelvin Doe, a 13-year-old from Sierra Leone who created batteries and generators using materials he picked up around the house. Three years later, he became the youngest person to be invited to MIT's Visiting Practitioner's Program.

 
 
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How cool is this?!  Can you imagine how proud her parents must be?
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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 That is so awesome!

SnarkyMama
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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 Anyone else LOVE that she is a girl?  I ASSumed, when I read the headline it would be a boy.  Way to go!

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sillytime
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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Awesome! Wow 7 my DD is 7 and and can't imagine
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JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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Quoting sillytime:

Awesome! Wow 7 my DD is 7 and and can't imagine

 I know!  My daughter is 8, and she's been making purses out of old pairs of jeans.  I'm super-proud of that!  I can't imagine her making a game app!

JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:36 AM

 

Quoting SnarkyMama:

 Anyone else LOVE that she is a girl?  I ASSumes, when I read the headline it would be a boy.  Way to go!

 That's funny.  I didn't even think of that.  A friend had posted this story on Facebook, so her picture was right there on my newsfeed.  I probably would have otherwise assumed it was a boy too!

WOFFT
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:39 AM
Yes. One would think it would be a boy. I can only imagine how proud her parents will be.
MeAndTommyLee
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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I'm proud of her and I don't even know her!
Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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I'm proud and she isn't even mine!



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by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM

That is so cool! Good for her!

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by Boudica on Feb. 15, 2013 at 4:33 PM

I've heard of her.  She's a little whiz kid for sure!!

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