Arham Om Talsania, a Class 2 student from Ahmedabad, Gujarat has created Guinness World Record as World’s Youngest Computer Programmer by clearing Python programming language exam at the age of six.
The exam was conducted at Pearson VueTest Center authorised by Microsoft on January 23, 2020.
He has also broken the prior Guinness record by seven-year-old Muhammad Hamza Shahzad, a British boy of Pakistani origin.
Arham also scored 900 out of 1000 in the exam to be recognised as a Microsoft Technology Associate.
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He said, “MY father taught me coding. I started using tablets when I was 2 yrs old”.
In an interview he said, “I want to be a business entrepreneur & help everyone. I want to make apps, games and systems for coding. I also want to help the needy’.
Arham Om Talsania’s Journey
Arham Om Talsania, son of software engineer parents, was much interested in computers and tablets since he was an infant.
He started operating a tablet when he wasn’t even two years old. His hunger for different tech devices was very high, and by his 3rd birthday, he ended up using all types of Operating Systems – Android, Windows, and iOS.
Arham Talsania’s father Om Talsania who is a software engineer said that Arham had developed an interest in coding and he taught him the basics of programming.
He further said, Arham Om Talsania had been interested in the use of gadgets since childhood. He used to solve puzzles and play games on tablets.
At the age of five, he already knew all the standard programming apps which children typically learn once they are in Class 6, such as Scratch and Tynker.
He was mainly interested in what was happening behind the scenes. Like how a game is made says Arham’s father.
Arham Om Talsania is currently busy building his own video games working on both 2D and 3D versions, a text-based game. He plans to release them pretty soon.
Arham has been appreciated & awarded Medal and Certificate by India Book Of Records for achieving Microsoft Technology Associate (Python) at the age of 6, making him one of the youngest record holder programmer.