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App Developers Who Are Too Young to Drive - Article as Appeared in The Wall Street Journal

Did you know that this year, for the first time ever, Apple opened up its developer’s conference to include ages 13-17?  Being around tech talk and stories of talented young students on a daily basis, I’m already aware of the potential for kids as young as seven to achieve some pretty amazing things.  Either way, check out this Wall Street Journal article that not only details the rise of the young app developer, but also goes on to mention iD Tech Camps as an outlet for kids and teens looking to create iPhone apps, and the benefits of getting an early start on app development.

App Developers Who Are Too Young to Drive

By Jessica E. Vascellaro

Paul Dunahoo went on a business trip to San Francisco last week, where he attended technical sessions at Apple Inc.’s developer conference, networked with other programmers and received feedback from Apple engineers on his six productivity apps.

Then, Mr. Dunahoo, chief executive of Bread and Butter Software LLC, returned to Connecticut to get ready for the eighth grade.

“It’s a very rare opportunity” to be at Apple’s conference, said Mr. Dunahoo, who is 13 years old and wears red braces.

Mr. Dunahoo is one of a growing number of teens joining the app-making frenzy. Apple, the app industry’s ringleader, is encouraging the trend…

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