First-Grader Creates Full-Version Mobile App Video Game

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Zora Ball

Zora Ball, a 7-year-old first-grader at the Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School in West Philadelphia is now the youngest person to create a full-version mobile app video game. Ball created the game using Bootstrap programming language, according to UPTOWN Magazine, through an educational program held on Saturdays called STEMnasium Learning Academy. Bootstrap is “typically taught to students between the ages of 12 and 16 to help them learn concepts of algebra through video game development,” so it’s clear that Ball is exceptionally gifted.

Ball unveiled her new app at the University of Pennsylvania’s Bootstrap Expo last month, and when asked, “Ball showed off her expertise by reconfiguring the program on the spot using Bootstrap language.” Tariq Al-Nasir, Ball’s teacher and STEMnasium founder, says Zora is set to achieve “great things.”

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