The stereotype is that we are good at computers and IT. That reputation has just been bolstered, as a six-year-old boy from Ahmedabad has entered the Guinness World Record as the World’s youngest computer programmer.
— Economic Times (@EconomicTimes) November 10, 2020
Arham Om Talsania, a student of Class 2, has cleared the Microsoft certification at Pearson VUE test center. “My father taught me coding. I started using tablets when I was two years old. At the age of six, I bought gadgets with iOS and Windows. Later, I got to know that my father was working on Python,” Talsania told ANI.
When I got my certificate from Python, I was creating small games. After some time, they asked me to send some proof of work. A few months later, they approved me and I got the Guinness World Record certificate. I want to be a business entrepreneur and help everyone. I want to make apps, games, and systems for coding. I also want to help the needy,” he added.
Gujarat: Arham Om Talsania, a Class 2 student from Ahmedabad, created Guinness World Record as World’s Youngest Computer Programmer by clearing Python programming language exam at the age of six.
He says,"My father taught me coding. I started using tablets when I was 2 yrs old" pic.twitter.com/poOkKmcgAf
— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2020
I want to be a business entrepreneur & help everyone. I want to make apps, games and systems for coding. I also want to help the needy: Arham Om Talsania. #Gujarat https://t.co/dqnR3emyku pic.twitter.com/bA9Kn3eIjF
— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2020
Arham’s father, Om Talsania, who is a software engineer said that his son had developed an interest in coding early on and so he taught him the basics of programming. “Since he was very young, he was interested in gadgets. He used to play games on tablet devices. He also used to solve puzzles. When he developed an interest in playing video games, he thought to create it. He used to see me doing coding,” he said.
“I taught him the basics of programming and he started creating his own small games. He also got recognised as a Microsoft technology associate. We applied for the Guinness Book World record as well,” Om added.
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Social media took pride in the achievements of the young genius. Udgam School in Ahmedabad, where Arham is a student, tweeted “Meet our student, the World's Youngest Computer Programmer, who has got his name in the #GuinnessWorldRecords, Arham Om Talsania, from II-D.”
Meet our student, the World's Youngest Computer Programmer, who has got his name in the #GuinnessWorldRecords, Arham Om Talsania, from II-D. He is a Microsoft Technical Associate too, also has registered his name in @indiabookrecord
Congratulations Champ!@gwr_es @MicrosoftEDU pic.twitter.com/lUvPi6qU9B
— Udgam School (@UdgamSchool) November 9, 2020
Wishes poured in from Microsoft Education as well, who congratulated the little champ and encouraged him to “keep up the great work”.
WOW! This is so awesome. Congratulations, Arham! Keep up the great work. 👏🎉
— Microsoft Education (@MicrosoftEDU) November 9, 2020
Social media users started sharing what they were doing at six years of age, and why this was a phenomenal achievement.
This is insane! This kid completed his Python programming course and became the world's youngest computer programmer at the age of 6 at which age I can't even write my address correctly 😅 Hats off to him. https://t.co/b7TkrSg4yi
— Sulov Narayan Choudhury (@Sulov_NC) November 10, 2020
At the age of 6 i was playing that snake wala game on Nokia phone.
— Sandeep Kumar Biswal(pimpudi)💛 (@msd7sandy) November 10, 2020
Meanwhile me at 17 : Playing with Avengers figurines.... 😑😐😑
Great job mate prodigal talent 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/OtMPGSXt95
— Captain Iron Man™️ 139* (@GriezZlatan) November 10, 2020
These r the only hope India has to become prosperous in future ..Good Luck Son, u nail the IT world... https://t.co/fIgdpVKRwY
— kunal kundalia (@kundalia) November 10, 2020
More power to you, Arham.