At the age of 10 when I used to struggle to finish my homework on time and was busy watching cartoons and playing mindless games, this Indian origin girl, Samaira Mehta has some extraordinary achievements to her credit.
According to Yahoo Finance, she was just 8 years old when she created a game called Coder Bunnyz to help teach other kids how to code. And now she is already a skilled programmer who has also set up her own company called ‘Coder Bunnyz’.
The game and the company has earned her national recognition all over the world. Samaira’s father who is an engineer with Intel, has helped her conduct several workshops across the Silicon Valley.
The workshops conducted by her are really fun and so far, she has conducted over 60 workshops in Silicon Valley which have been attended by about 2,000 kids.
After conducting successful workshops in Google, the company also offered her a job once she completes her college. But it seems that she prefers to be an entrepreneur and rejected the job offer.
It all started in 2016, when she created a board game that won her second prize from Think Tank Learning’s Pitchfest. She was then featured as a real life Powerpuff Girl in one of the Cartoon Network vidoes. Since then there has been no looking back.
She also came up with a marketing plan and used the game to conduct coding workshops for school kids. She also started selling her game on Amazon and achieved great success.
Speaking to Business Insider, she said:
“We’ve sold 1,000 boxes, so over $35,000 and it’s only been on the market for one year.”
Now she’s also come up with a sequel of this game called CoderMindz based on Artificial Intelligence. And if Samaira is to be believed, it is the first ever AI board game.
She developed this game with the help of her little brother, Aadit, who is six, the age when her dad started teaching her to code. She’s now launched her own interview series on her CoderBunnyz website where she talks with people in the robotics, game, and education sectors.
While she reinvests most of the profits earned from the business in manufacturing more games, she also donates a part of the profits to a charity – PATH. Speaking to Business Insider, she also said:
“It ends homelessness and helps people rebuild skills and I care about homeless.”
From teaching kids, to developing advanced games and philanthropy, there’s nothing this kid doesn’t do.
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