Go ‘Head Girl! 1st Grader Is Youngest Person To Create Mobile App
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Young programmer silenced her doubters at expo unveiling her achievement
How cool is it that Black History Month this year comes with this amazing bit of news? Zora Ball, a 7-year-old African American computer programming student, has become the youngest person ever to create a mobile video game app, according to a report by the Philadelphia Tribune. Ball’s app was unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania’s Bootstrap Expo last month. Boostrap is a computer programming language that Ball learned through the Harambee Institute of Science and Technology, where she attends first grade and an after-school program. Bootstrap is typically taught to students between ages 12 and 16, to help them learn algebra. At the expo, Ball successfully reconfigured the app in front of doubters, who thought her talented older brother helped her program the game. They were silenced when she showed what she could do! Go ‘head, Zora! We salute you. (Huffington Post)Also See: Who Are Hollywood's Brightest Young Black Actresses?