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This Brilliant 12-Year-Old App Developer Recently Addressed 10,000 Coders in Bengaluru

Tanmay Bakshi, a 12-year-old boy from Canada, is in the news for his address to coders attending the recent IBM DeveloperConnect meet in Bengaluru.

The Indian-origin boy is one of the youngest app developers and entrepreneurs in the world.


Tanmay, who started programming at the age of five, addressed about 10,000 coders and discussed his algorithm called ‘AskTanmay’, which is described as “the world’s first web-based NLQA system, built using IBM Watson’s cognitive capabilities,” as reported by NDTV.

The eight-step algorithm can apparently solve queries related to a ‘PERSON,’ ‘ORGANIZATION,’ ‘LOCATION,’ or ‘DATE’ answer type.

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Tanmay’s name started trending on social media soon after his talk. The Twitterati were full of praise for this young and talented developer.

Tanmay is currently working on a book and would like nothing more than to have it signed by Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan.

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He also has a popular YouTube channel called Tanmay Teaches, where he has shared about 80 how-to solution videos.

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Written by Mandar Pandhare

Mandar is a commerce graduate turned journalist. His interest in writing and the constant quest to find answers got him to explore media and the web. When he is not writing stories, he is busy travelling or drooling over street food.