Top Moments In Black History: Zora Ball Becomes Youngest Mobile App Developer

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This Black History Month, NewsOne takes a look back at the top African-American moments from 2000 to 2012. Some will make you happy while others will undoubtedly make you angry and/or sad. Either way, here’s to the last 12 years of our living history. Enjoy!

Moment: Zora Ball Becomes Youngest Person To Develop Mobile Game App

One of our top moments of the century is a recent one. Zora Ball (pictured), age 7, has the distinction of becoming the youngest person to develop a mobile game app. Ball, a first-grader at Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School in Philadelphia, built the game using a programming language called “Bootstrap” that teaches kids age 12 to 16 how to grasp complex math. The prodigious student unveiled her game last December at an expo for the Bootstrap program at the University of Pennsylvania  To prove it wasn’t a fluke, Zora was able to break down how her application works right on the spot. The cute little girl gets her genius honest as her older brother, Trace, was a STEM Scholar of the Year at the Harambee Institute. Makes you want to work a little harder on the job, doesn’t it?

Watch Ball’s accomplishment here:

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