The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg in his latest status update on his timeline announced Tayo to the world. Tayo is one of the beneficiaries of Streetcode Academy based in East Palo Alto, California.
Below is the introductory status Mark Zuckerberg wrote:
This is Tayo. He’s 11 and he recently showed me a game he built called Spike Rush.
I got my first computer when I was Tayo’s age, and just like him I started out coding games. I’ve always thought building simple games was the gateway to building more complex apps. My first games were simpler than Tayo’s, but no matter your level, there’s nothing like playing something you built yourself.
Spike Rush is available in the iOS App Store. I’m looking forward to seeing what Tayo builds next!
With this kind of digital kindness shown Tayo by one of the most influential figures in the tech world, all eyes are now on this smart kid. Imagine him waking up to see hundred thousand downloads of his game app on iOS App Store. This may inspire him unto greater ideas and innovation.
With the right mentoring environment and hard work, dude may be on his way to a bright career in tech.
We earnestly wish Tayo all the best in his endeavors. Hope to tell his story again in the nearest future. #AfricaIsRising