6th Grade iPhone App Developer

Thomas Suarez a 6th grader at a middle school in the South Bay area. While most of his friends are probably playing outside, watching TV, etc. Thomas is writing code for his iPhone applications.

“I have been interested in technology as long as I can remember” he said. The middle schooler has even created his own corporation, CarrotCorp. CarrotCorp has created numerous applications, all of which are available on iOS. His apps include Bustin Jieber, Earth Fortune, Bustin Piers and more.

A lot of kids these days like to play games, but now they want to make them,” he says. “And it’s difficult because not many kids know where to go to find out how to make a program…And not many parents have written apps.” Suarez, inspired by Steve Jobs, started an App Club at school where any student can come to learn to design an app.

In the future, Suarez wants to create more apps, more games and get into Android programming and development. He plans on continuing his app club and find other ways for students to share knowledge with others.

Thomas Suarez has recently spoken at a TED conference. You can watch the recorded video below.

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