BHM Spotlight: Youngest Mobile App Developer is a First Grader

Zora Ball, 7, develops game for mobile phones through "Bootstrap" programming.

The best and brightest are showing out all the time in pockets of our country, yet they get little to no fanfair for their accomplishments.  Well, we’re putting a young lady on excellence blast to show our young people are still making strides to be the best in the midst of a decaying education system.

Seven-year-old Zora Ball, is in the first grade at Harambee Institute of Science and Technology in Philadelphia and she has already developed a mobile app game. The charter school she attends trains the children in computer programming through a programming language called Bootstrap, according to the Huffington Post.  Little Zora used Bootstrap–“which is usually taught to students between the ages of 12 and 16, to help them learn concepts of algebra via video game development”– to develop her app.

Ball’s older brother is a a STEM scholar of the year.  Some thought he might have had a hand in her programming accomplishment, but when she presented her app at the FATE Bootstrap Expo, held at the University of Pennsylvania last month, all allegations were dispelled by her eloquent presentation.

Read more here. HATS OFF TO ZORA BALL! Already a part of black history…YES!

-J.C. Brooks

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