Fourteen-year-old programmer and software developer Santiago Gonzalez might just be the next Steve Jobs.

He already has 15 iOS apps to his name and dreams of designing for Apple.

At age 12, Santiago became a full-time college student and is on track to earn his bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering by age 16.

By 17, when most teenagers are excited to just have their driver’s license, Santiago will have his masters degree.

A self-professed computer nerd, Santiago is fluent in a dozen different programming languages and thousands of people have downloaded his apps for the Mac, iPhone and iPad.

Learn how Santiago’s parents overcame a rigid school system that left their son intellectually stifled and depressed and instead followed an unconventional pathway to nurture his incredible gifts. Santiago’s story is truly inspiring and his family’s experience provides a powerful model for parents of exceptionally gifted children.

http://youtu.be/DBXZWB_dNsw

That’s the beauty of Education System in USA.

This is Mind Blowing.

I can’t imagine a kid at 16 allowed to attend Engineering college in India.

Seriously! Dreaming in Code? WOW!

What do you think?

I got goosebumps after watching the video.

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  • Arya

    Please don’t compare him or anyone with
    Steve Jobs
    It isn’t how fast or soon you have completed your masters or phd or how many apps you have designed matters.
    the way of approach matters.
    Steve Jobs is one and only.

  • Joel Wilson G

    http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2008-07-23/chennai/27898193_1_iit-madras-anna-university-microsoft-certified-systems-engineer

    You’re wrong, look at this, India has been changing recently. This guy could’ve finished his M.Tech by now. He got admitted for M.Tech in IITM by the age of 17

  • http://www.happyschools.com/members/sriharsha/ SriHarsha

    So this is how prodigies look like
    After watching this video I feel like a “nonentity”…

    • http://www.happyschoolsblog.com Raghuram Sukumar

      Its never late to change and transform yourself.

  • http://bhalakumaran.blogspot.in Bhala

    Its no small feat to write and publish that many iOS apps, leave alone a single application. Impressed ! But then, I guess that is what prodigies are like !
    I believe the main difference between the education systems of India and USA is that, in US they let children explore their interests and pursue subjects they have natural inclination / affinity to. Back in India, we are forcefully “stereotyped” and end up joining a flock. Sure, there are exceptions – but for now that is a very very low percentage !
    On an unrelated note, two things that I couldn’t resist saying :
    1. That is a beautiful typeset for the coding environment he has. Wish I could have the config file of that :)
    2. The whole interview feels like it has been choreographed word for word :P Not taking away anything from the kid, ofcourse .

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  • Luther

    Hi ,

    You should watch this 16 year old kid from a small town in India who designs Robots :

    One of his professors says that he wants him to achieve great heights here in India and and bring laurels to the country

  • Shubham

    Wow Just Awesome! Santiago Just Go ahead bro! :)