7-year Old becomes youngest person to create a mobile video game – Motivating Girls in STEM

This is a story for all girls who don’t believe they have what it takes to  excel in the field of technology.  At 7 years old, Zora Ball has become the youngest person to create a mobile video game.

Ball used the gaming programming language Bootstrap, which is usually used by students between the ages of 12 and 16, to assist them with learning algebra concepts via video game development.

According to Mashable, Bell also successfully reconfigured the app when asked to do so at the FATE Bootstrap Expo, dismissing the notion that her older brother (a STEM scholar of the year) helped her program the game.

“I am proud of all my students,” Tariq Al-Nasir, who heads the STEMnasium Learning Academy, told the told the Tribune’s Damon Williams. “Their dedication to this program is phenomenal, and they come to class every Saturday, including holiday breaks.”

Having had an amazing career in technology, I am positive that the only limits girls have on their dreams are those set by themselves and others.  Zora and many others are proof that girls can achieve their dreams….but they must believe!

Marlin Page is a Speaker and Technology Lifestyle Strategist.  As a global speaker, former Coder and Chief Information Officer Marlin travels the world speaking about Online Safety, S.TE.M. and Technology Strategies.  Marlin is also a global speaker and partner for Microsoft’s DigiGirlz Program.
 

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