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The oldest coder on Apple conference for developers is 82 years old. The youngest is 10 years old.

8 August 2017
The oldest coder on Apple conference for developers is 82 years old. The youngest is 10 years old.

In Koding Next we believe that anyone can learn how to code. Even 6 years old. But how about elders? Here we have great, inspiring story!

Masako Wamkamia started using a computer when she was 60 years old.  Retired banker Masako Wakamiya was frustrated by the lack of mobile games that catered to the elderly, who have a tougher time keeping up with action games. One of the reasons is simply biology: “We easily lose games when playing against young people, since our finger movements can’t match their speed” said Masako.  This how she spotted a gap in the market and decided to make games for older people.

Soon after this realization, Masako learned herself how to code and have created an app, available now on App Store. It’s “Hanidan”,  based on the Japanese doll festival. She was also an attendee on WWDC , Apple conference for developers. On the same conference, there was Yuma Soerianto, Indonesian boy who lives currently in Australia. He is only 10 years old and has YouTube channel “Anyone can code”. Yuma was also the youngest attendee at the conference.

You can listen to Yuma here:

And here you can listen to Masako:

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