Meet Tanmay Bakshi, a 12-year-old boy from Canada who recently addressed 10,000 coders at the IBM DeveloperConnect meet 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.
LIVE on #Periscope: 12 Yr old coder Tanmay Bakshi on Stage at #IBMDevConnect https://t.co/NwU0Q4nfwq
— Shreya Sharma (@shreya_08_92) June 17, 2016
Tanmay’s name started trending on social media soon after his talk. The Twitterati were full of praise for this young and talented developer.
12 years old coding little star Tanmay Bakshi trending all over india @TajyMany IBM Bluemix Champion
— Pegasus (@mainimanish) June 17, 2016
“The world needs more developers,” Tanmay Bakshi, 12-year-old software developer and entrepreneur, pic.twitter.com/3S7BEbOjpw
— Swachh Politics (@SwachhPolitics) June 17, 2016
13 yo Tanmay Bakshi stunning at #IBMdevconnect demo an NLPQA App. How many Tanmays are yet to be discovered in India pic.twitter.com/U0Elwp9yMJ
— Lawrence Mohanraj (@LawrenceMRaj) June 17, 2016
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.