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Thomas Suarez 12 Year Old Tech Wunderkind Speaks at 2012 Gravity Summit

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Thomas Suarez at 12 years old has written two apps for the iphone and has spoken at TED and CES. Thomas Gives us his point of view of SOPA and PIPA and the use of the term “Smart” when it comes to gadgets.

Thomas Suarez wowed the audience at TEDx Manhattan Beach and the YouTube Video TED put out got, an astonishing 1.8Million hits.

Thomas was an immediate sensation and has been asked to speak at many events, but he has stayed humble and true to what he wants to do and that is to not be in the limelight, but to speak at relevant technical summits and conferences.

Thomas and I got a chance to talk after the his talk and he comes off as just a normal kid, but with the confidence and knowledge of someone much older.

It was a pleasure watching him speak and getting to interview him afterwards. Thanks ThomasJW

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Thomas Suarez is a 6th grade student at a middle school in the South Bay of Los Angeles. When Apple released the Software Development Kit (SDK), he began to create and sell his own applications. “My parents, my friends and even the people at the Apple store all supported me,” he says, “and Steve Jobs inspired me”. Thomas points out that it’s hard to learn how to make an app. “For soccer you could go to a soccer team … but what if you want to make an app?”
 
He’s started a club for fellow students at school, where he shares his knowledge of programming. Thomas articulates his vision that students are a valuable new technology resource to teachers, and should be empowered to offer assistance in developing the technology curriculum and also assist in delivering the lessons.Thomas has been fascinated by computers and technology since before kindergarten. Recently, he’s been focused on the development of applications for the iPhone, and has established his own company, CarrotCorp http://www.carrotcorp.com/. His most successful application is one he terms “an anti-Justin-Bieber game” called “Bustin Jieber”. “It’s is a variation on the Whac-a-Mole theme,” he explains. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bustin-jieber/id404956571?mt=8
 

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Thomas Suarez gives us an interview after his Gravity Summit Talk

 
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