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July 9, 2011

Sharun’s first ever program: Kitty playing

Filed under: Blog — krkhan @ 3:19 pm

This morning I woke up to one of the most pleasant surprises I have had in years. I received an email from my 7-year old nephew:

Subject: my first program in scrach :)
Attached: kitty-playing.sb

Since I had never talked with him about Scratch before, I immediately wanted to know how much help he received from his parents for this achievement. In words of his mother: “We both tried Scratch first and then helped him. In fact in few things Sharun helped us to understand.” The fact that he is self-motivated to explore and learn about Scratch made me even more ecstatic about his work.

Here’s his code in action:

Screenshot of kitty playing in Scratch
(Click on the thumbnail for larger version.)

Most of the people I’ve known as code-lovers remember their first ever computer programs. While my first program pales in comparison to the complexity and fun of Sharun’s Scratch creation, I do remember going crazy over the infinite loop. Here’s to hoping he doesn’t end up turning off his PC to put an end to:

10 PRINT "hello world"
20 GOTO 10

In any case, given that I was 14 at the time and my nephew is only half that age I cannot wait to see what he produces in the upcoming years.

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6 Comments »

  1. Little genius ^^! <3

    Comment by Trinity — July 10, 2011 @ 12:25 am

  2. And Sharun is more intelligent than his chaku =p

    Comment by Trinity — July 10, 2011 @ 12:29 am

  3. He’s a prodigy o_0
    and kitty’s cute :p

    Comment by meanie — July 21, 2011 @ 12:08 am

  4. Genius kid! I wish I had started early too.

    Btw, I might be needing your help. Our course instructor gets confused when we ask questions, and leaves when he can’t answer them.

    I think I should stop wasting too much time online. :p

    Comment by Abdullah Tariq — September 9, 2011 @ 11:48 pm

  5. @Abdullah: It’s never too late ;) . Sure, let’s hope the questions don’t confuse me as well. Although — unlike your instructor — even if I do get confused, I’m so full of crap I’ll pretend your question didn’t make sense and still stick around.

    Comment by krkhan — September 10, 2011 @ 2:17 am

  6. Hahaha. Thanks, man! :D

    Comment by Abdullah Tariq — September 11, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

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