8 year old S’porean genius moves to Australia, teaches some teachers there how to set up computers and use programs


By Nyi Nyi Thet | August 5, 2017

Seth Yee is considered by many to be a computer prodigy.

The 8 year old’s father, realising his child’s potential, wasted no time in moving the child to Australia, specifically Dandenong North.

The school is noted for being one of the few places where kids are being taught how to use the software behind Bitcoin to create their own security-encrypted digital currency.

Virtual spaceships

Yee’s impressive resume includes building virtual spaceships on a NASA program when he was six.

Yee’s father, Ray, searched far and wide for a school that he felt could stimulate his son.

They eventually ended up choosing Wooranna Park.

An alternative to Bitcoin

One of the main syllabus taught in Yee’s new school is helping the youngsters code an alternative to the popular online currency, Bitcoin.

On the importance of such coding, Yee’s teacher, Kieran Nolan had this to say.

“I think it is going to be as important as coding in schools in the coming years, it’s a way of teaching financial literacy, digital literacy … it teaches students how networks talk to each other.”

Yee seems to be doing well so far over there.

His father notes that he appears to be more creative about the things he can do.

The 8 year old also helps some of his teachers with setting up computers and programs.


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H/T: The Age

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