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Nine-year-old coder shines at Apple's WWDC

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>> Get ready to feel like an under achiever. The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference this week in San Fransisco has drawn more than 5,000 people from 74 countries. And this nine-year-old from Melbourne, Australia, Anvitha Vijay is the youngest.>> I wanna be an innovator to building that people will love and benefit from.
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>> Vijay already has two iOS apps under her belt. This is the one she's most proud of called Smartkins Animals. It teaches animal names to kids through flashcards. It was created for her sister.>> She was my inspiration cuz she likes animals and so I started building simple animals app for her and when I saw her leaning so quickly with the interactive screens.
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I started adding more features. Little kids, they learn like magic. So I wanted to add to that magic.>> Vijay says she learned to code by watching free web videos on coding and it paid off. Apple gave Vijay a full scholarship to be here. Good for her and good for Apple which launched Swift Playground this week, a project aimed at teaching kids to code in the programming language Apple launched here at WWDC two years ago.
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>> It's hard but kids can do it., don't stop. It may take some time but that's okay.