Yuma Soerianto is an impressive 10-year-old boy from Melbourne, Australia who has already developed five apps on the Apple's App Store. And by the time he was six years old, he had already built numerous websites. So basically he's making all adults everywhere feel completely inadequate.
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Soerianto won a scholarship to attend last week's Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, and not surprisingly, he was the youngest attendee.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Soerianto taught himself how to code by using Swift Playgrounds, an iPad app that uses games and cartoons to teach kids the fundamentals of coding. He quickly completed the tutorials and realized he wanted to build apps. But since he knew more about coding than his parents and teachers, he enrolled in a free iTunes U Swift coding course, offered by Stanford University.
Let's Stack is his most complex app to date, and it only took him two months to build. "But that's because I was building it around school work, and I took two weeks off to work on my application for the WWDC scholarship," Soerianto told Fairfax Media.
When asked what he wants to be when he grows up, Soerianto answered, "Batman. That's a joke, by the way. I really want to teach people how easy it is to code." And that's exactly why he started his own YouTube channel, Anyone Can Code.
Soerianto's ability to code is so impressive, he caught the eye of Apple CEO Tim Cook and even got to meet with him during the conference. Not bad for a 10-year-old.