Young and gifted: Genius girl, 8, shows off her coding skills

Young and gifted: Genius girl, 8, shows off her coding skills

- An 8-year-old has left social media users impressed by her incredible intelligence

- The young lady is an expert computer programme coder and her mother could not be more proud

- The mom took to social media to share an interesting video of the child explaining how she codes

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An 8-year-old genius is trending on social media for her incredible coding skills. The young girl's proud mother shared a video of the child explaining how she codes.

Twitter user Lindiwe Matlali (@LindiweEMMy) shared the video along with the caption:

"My @MatlaliTebello was 8 years when she started playing with the #Arduino and #RaspberryPi. This was one of her 1st projects. The focus was on developing her #coding skills, mainly #python #C & #Java. Now we gonna start building stuff. #Girlswhocode #Girlgeek #AfricaTeenGeeks"

In the footage, the child explains the fascinating coding process. The video has since gone viral on the social media platform, having been viewed over 56 000 times. Many were left impressed by the child's amazing skills while others wanted to know how to teach their own children.

One Twitter user asked:

"How can I introduce this to my 5-year-old?"

To which the mother responded:

"Start with Scratch and then Python for absolute beginners by Microsoft on edx, the Georgia tech python course. From there she can take any coding course on edx. You need to learn with her to keep it interesting and fun."


"Sheew I can't even code with any language. And still struggling with using Excel or Microsoft access at the age of 27. Sheew your child is very privileged."

TheReal_TayDeep said:

"She'll be best in the industry I'm telling you... this is not an easy journey but it's worth it I'm telling you."

Twitter user Deedspvt said:

"Well done for giving her those skills. She will become one of the HIDDEN FIGURE ladies. Programming languages, like any other languages like isiXhosa, Zulu etc, the earlier you learn them, the better. Power to her... #Respect"


Labotsibeni said:

"A little Albertina Einstein. Impressive!"

Impressive indeed. We hope to see her incredible achievements and innovations in the near future.

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