- At the young age of only 15, Sifiso Nkabinde is already making a name for himself in the coding world
- The young tech genius dreams of attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US after completing Grade 12
- Although he has already come far, Nkabinde believes he's only just starting out and he dreams of building a successful app
Nkabinde, who is a pupil at Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg, has taken the coding world by storm. The Grade 10 learner was named one of the top 15 geeks in the country by Geekulcha - making him the youngest on the list, IOL reported.
Briefly.co.za learned Nkabinde started coding when he was just nine years old because he "wanted to control robotic equipment”.
Nkabinde has been working on building his own apps and he joined the Sci-Bono Clubhouse in Newtown, Joburg, to better his coding skills.
“I go twice a week to Sci-Bono to improve my coding skills. I have been trying to come up with several apps and when I go there, I get to work on them,” Sifiso said.
The young tech genius plans on pursuing a degree in computer science and maths at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US.
He added he hopes his time at the American university would help him get his app off the ground - including a public transport sharing app that would be similar to existent apps but with an important twist.
“It will be similar to the ones that we have now, but with my app you will not only be able to call a car but also public transport like buses and minibus taxis,” he said.
The young man credited his mom and dad for his success - adding they support him by buying the latest gadgets on the market.
Although he is proud of how far he had come, Nkabinde said he still has a long journey ahead and he sees himself as a beginner.
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