Technology: For these Indian kids, coding is child’s play
(From The Economic Times)
When 12-year-old Tanmay Bakshi from Toronto, Canada, addresses over 10,000 coders at IBM ‘s biggest-ever developer meet in Bengaluru today (Thursday), he will join a growing list of Indian-origin kids making their presence felt across the global developer stage.
Earlier this week, nine-year-old Anvitha Vijay — who has several iOS applications to her credit — was invited as the youngest-ever participant at tech giant Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
A few weeks earlier, 8-year-old Medansh Mehta wowed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella , who was visiting India, with a game he had created. The Navi Mumbai kid who first started coding a year ago, began with basic languages like Logo and Scratch. “You can make anything you can imagine,” Mehta told Economic Times when asked about why he codes. Over the past few years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of kids taking to coding while still in school. Read more