14-Year-Old Prodigy Programmer Dreams In Code
Thnkrtv showcased fourteen-year-old programmer and software developer Santiago Gonzalez might just be the next Steve Jobs. Fluent in 12 (and counting) computer languages, public schools did not meet his needs. After 6th grade, he jumped straight to college. He’ll finish his undergraduate studies by age 16, and his Master’s by 17. But his story isn’t about being a precocious prodigy, but rather about the dreaming up an education system that is flexible enough to meet his needs while providing solid footing for those that lack his natural gifts of literacy, and the incredible support of attentive and curious parents at home.
The 14 year-old loves learning. “I enjoy learning. To me I find it as essential as eating. Either you die or you’re pretty miserable without learning” he says.
Santiago’s story is truly inspiring and his family’s experience provides a powerful model for parents of exceptionally gifted children.
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