For normal pre-teens, the learning curve has just begun and there is a long path to tread before they can actually make any significant contribution to the world.
Well, the case is not the same for 12-year-old Indian origin Tanmay Bakshi from Canada; he is already one of the youngest developers in the world. Reaching out toward attaining his dream at a tender age of five, he has worked very hard to sharpen his skills as a developer over the years.
While his programming skills are at par or even better than IT graduates, Bakshi also knows how to woo a crowd, as he immediately started trending on Twitter after his address at the IBM event in Bengaluru today.
The little fellow was kind enough to share details about an algorithm he created. The algorithm, dubbed ‘AskTanmay’, is touted to be the world’s first NLQA system which was built with the help of IBM Watson’s Cognitive learning technologies.
During his speech, Bakshi said that he ‘loves to share his knowledge’ and said that it took him seven years to learn coding. An excited Bakshi said he finally completed writing a book, “Hello, Swift!” that deals with iOS app programming techniques for kids, and other beginners as well.
He also shared his personal wish list with all the attendees, pointing out that he wants to visit the Taj Mahal, IITs, and get his book signed by none other than Bollywood’s own ‘Angry man’ Amitabh Bacchan.
Technology has become an imperative and not only adults but even kids are realising the true capabilities of digital programming. In fact, there has been a steep increase in the number of teen and pre-teen developers, who have definitely proved that saying ‘nothing is impossible’.