Thomas Suarez

Developer, 12 year old
Thomas Suarez, a 12 year old, taught himself to build iphone apps.

Why you should listen

Thomas Suarez's interest in technology and programming led him to learn Python, Java, and C “just to get the basics down.” He built an app and then coaxed his parents into paying the $99 fee to get his app, "Earth Fortune," in the app store. Thomas also started an app club at school to help other kids build and share their creations, and is now starting his own company, CarrotCorp.

Thomas Suarez’s TED talk

Thomas Suarez on the TED Blog

Education

4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning

March 6, 2013

After more than 13 years of research convinced him that children have the ability to learn almost anything on their own, 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra aspires to shape the future of learning by building a School in the Cloud, helping kids “tap into their innate sense of wonder.” In the spirit of Mitra’s […]

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