7-Year-Old Zora Ball Is the World’s Youngest Game Programmer
The youngest person to create a full version of a mobile application video game. A first grader at Philadelphia’s Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School, she’s already more accomplished than everyone you know.
Ball built the app in the Bootstrap programming language, and unveiled her game at FATE’s “Bootstrap Expo” at the University of Pennsylvania.
Apparently some grumpy olds were suspicious that her older brother was really the mastermind behind the program, but Zora showed them. When asked to reconfigure the app on the spot, Ball showed naysayers what was up when she executed the request perfectly.
“We expect great things from Zora, as her older brother, Trace Ball, is a past STEM Scholar of the Year,” said Harambee Science Teacher Tariq Al-Nasir. No pressure, baby geniuses, but there’s an entire world for you to save. Please hurry.
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A step in an amazing direction because it’s girls like her that will lead the next generations of fangirls and actually take charge and make the games of the future. Also goes to show why funding for black gir codes is important. More girls like Zora need a chance to shine
Amazing awesome girl!
This little girl is amazing! This is why you all need to support diversity/ tech inclusion programs like Black Girls Code. They are starting little black girls out as young as six years old and introducing them into technology through coding, robotics, science, math ect.
We’re very, very excited to announce that Led Zeppelin is now streaming exclusively on Spotify!
Nearly 45 years after the release of Led Zeppelin – the astonishing debut that catapulted the band to rock superstardom – Led Zeppelin’s legendary catalog is now available to stream on demand for the first time ever, only on Spotify.
We’re releasing two albums per day this week, starting today with Led Zeppelin and its almighty follow up, Led Zeppelin II. By Sunday, December 15, the full Led Zeppelin album catalog will be available to play as often as you like. Follow Led Zeppelin on Spotify now and we’ll let you know as soon as the next albums drop.
Turn up the volume and start listening to Led Zeppelin now.
Happy Birthday Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, computer science pioneer who developed the first compiler and was instrumental in the development of modern programming languages.
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New neutrino cooling theory changes understanding of stars’ surface
Massive X-ray superbursts near the surface of neutron stars are providing a unique window into the operation of fundamental forces of nature under extreme conditions.
HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA!
Popular television shows such as “Doctor Who” have brought the idea of time travel into the vernacular of popular culture. But problem of time travel is even more complicated than one might think. Scientists have now shown that it would theoretically be possible for time travelers to copy quantum data from the past.