Wednesday 24 May 2017

Meet Harry - the world's youngest app developer

Harry Moran (12) is in sixth class, but he knows more about computers than all his pals.

That's because the Cobh-based youngster honed his skills and appetite for knowledge at Cork's fledgling CoderDojo sessions when they started last July.

Now his profile is heading for the stratosphere. Last November, just four months after joining the weekly classes, he became the world's youngest app developer with a game based on a pizza shooting red sauce at slices of salami.

Pizzabot was developed in just one month, quickly racing to the top of the app charts, with Harry, originally from Westport, Co Mayo, pocketing more than half the proceeds of each 79c sale.

A hugely successful future is certain. But like many other youngsters who pack into Ireland's burgeoning CoderDojo gatherings, Harry went out of his own initiative and insatiable desire to learn.

His mother Elaine said: "I do not know anything about computers. This is all Harry on his own."

Irish Independent

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