Go, Zora! 7-Year-Old Is World's Youngest Video Game Programmer

The African-American first-grader is already familiar with technology -- and how to silence her doubters. 

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Zora Ball (Jezebel)

She's in first grade, she's African American, she's the youngest person ever to create a full version of a mobile-application video game and she's already familiar with how to gracefully silence her doubters.

Zora Ball, who first revealed her game at FATE's (the Foundation for the Advancement of Technology in Education) "Bootstrap Expo" at the University of Pennsylvania, had to prove herself to critics who suspected that her older brother was responsible for the work. However, "When asked to reconfigure the app on the spot, Ball showed naysayers what was up when she executed the request perfectly," Jezebel reports. Imagine that. There's not much else to say besides: Go, Zora!

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