Meet the country's youngest apps programmers
Meet Tanmay Bakshi. Computer programmer, artificial intelligence expert and all- around tech extraordinaire. He's developed multiple apps. “All these apps have more than downloads each. Most of our Apps are downloaded by students in countries like Nigeria, Nepal, Maldives. Playing cricket in the street outside or watching cartoons, when you should have been doing your homework? Meet Tanmay Bakshi who is
The app has around a thousand users and the app's Tumblr page, where she regularly posts tips on self-care, uplifting memes and words of encouragement, and the occasional baby animals photo, has more than 3, followers. I'm very open and I want to help people Southworth, who describes herself as a kind of "motherly figure" to her friends and social media followers, says she regularly talks on the phone and exchanges messages with her Tumblr followers and those who use her app.
It's this drive of helping those around her that lead her to create her second app, Verena. Like AnxietyHelper, it's also focused on supporting young people who may be in distress.
They can also designate a list of contacts to be alerted via the app in an emergency. Conscious that some of the app's users may not be able to be open with their families or those around them about their identity, Southworth included some clever features that help users disguise the app on their phones — lest they be caught with an app for LGBT people on their phone.
Go into "incognito" mode and and the app transforms into an app that looks like it's meant to provide help with math homework users can get back to the real app by logging back in. Bakshi has spoken at many conferences about programming. Additionally, he also has a YouTube channel where he shares videos on computing.
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He can code in swift, VB, Java, C among many other languages. When did you start programming?
I was 5 years old when I got curious. My dad used to do a lot of programming. So that intrigued me. Then I started creating my first programs, such as displaying "Hello World" in the Windows bash command line.
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Later, I picked up more languages in terms of programming. What was the first app that you built and released? I had built an app called tTables which helps you in learning multiplication tables.
I released it in the app store when I was 9 years old. Funnily, it was accepted in the app store on Valentine's day of What is your daily routine like?
The biggest advantage I have is that I am home schooled. So I can align my coding with the things I learn. So, if there is a maths concept I need to learn, I use an algorithm to make an application out of it. I spend 40 percent of my day in programming.
You are quite active on your YouTube Channel. Hide Caption 10 of 18 Photos: Ambitions were high, but since then the project has failed to make headway.
Hide Caption 11 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' Hope City, Ghana — The project also aimed to host Africa's tallest building. The developers maintain it will still go ahead. Hide Caption 12 of 18 Photos: The hub will include a hospital, university, housing and recreational areas.
Hide Caption 13 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' Waterfall City, South Africa — It's the largest mixed-use development ever in South Africa, located between Pretoria and Johannesburg.
It's expected to be complete byand could potentially create 86, jobs. Hide Caption 14 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' Waterfall City, South Africa — The project aspires to cater for all needs: Global professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is set to accommodate the area's first skyscraper.
Hide Caption 15 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' Vision City, Rwanda — Just outside of Rwanda's capital Kigali is Vision City, the country's largest housing project. It is part of the government's strategy to embrace "smart cities. Hide Caption 16 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' Kigali, Rwanda — Rwanda's capital city is undergoing a transformation.
The Kigali Conceptual Masterplan plans to remodel Kigali into a high-rise, modern and tech-orientated city.
Hide Caption 17 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' King City, Ghana — King City, developed by Rendeavour, is a mixed-use development in western Ghana. The site is near the country's mining region and hopes to capitalize on the growth of the sector.
It's located near Ghana's third largest city, Takoradi.