Philadelphia Is Home To A Seven Year Old Computer Programmer, Making Everyone Over Seven Feel Dumb

What were you doing in first grade? We distinctly remember being jealous about other kids having McDonald’s for lunch and, in at least one case, someone using the classroom floor as a bathroom. But Zora Ball, a first grader at Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School, has just become the youngest person to ever create a full version of a mobile application video game. Ball’s game was built in the Bootstrap programming language (which is explained here, but we can barely understand it), and amid speculation that her brother, a past STEM Scholar of the Year, made it for her, Ball reconfigured the app on the spot at UPenn’s “Bootstrap Expo.” We assume she then spiked an iPhone on the floor. In related news, sometimes we don’t know how to fix the brightness on our laptops.