We are inspired by the story of Masako Wakamiya, who at 82 is the oldest developer of mobile games. She took her first computer class at age 60!
Wakamiya, a retired bank clerk from Japan, was frustrated by the lack of mobile games that catered to older adults. So she started taking a computer class and doing online tutorials to learn how to write software code.
“Technology has now become my new hobby, ” Wakamiya said.
She ultimately created a mobile game that is based on the Japanese doll festival, Hinamatsuri, a holiday that celebrates the health and well-being of girls. Wakamiya was the oldest developer to attend WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference in San Jose, California.
Watch Masako Wakamiya tell her story at her TED Talk:
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