Kids deserve more credit than they get. They’re observant, incredibly intuitive and can sometimes figure out what the world needs faster than adults can.
With rapid advancements in technology, and coding education geared toward youth, it comes as no surprise that there are kids pushing innovation out there, and creating apps and programs at astonishingly young ages.
Here are 10 youth innovators, from ages seven to 15, particularly worth noting and working on projects ranging from games to anti-bullying apps.
1. Nick D’Aloisio
At only 15, Nick D’Aloisio created Trimit, a nifty iOS app that summarizes web content into short excerpts for various platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. It also comes in handy if you want to read abstracts of longform articles.
According to Fast Company, the app’s algorithm took D’Aloisio only a month of research to develop — the kind of research often conducted in multimillion-dollar programs and PhD theses.