He is. He recently built an app that can take whatever you type, translate it into Spanish, and then speak it for you. He goes to an IB school that is bilingual. Spanish and English.
So this app now lets him communicate with his Spanish speaking friends more easily until he becomes more fluent. It’s pretty cool. He is a sharp dude.
His computer science teacher pulled me aside last week and told me all about his app. She also informed me of all his other accomplishments. He wants to work for Qualcomm some day, and apparently, on their field trip to visit, he even impressed the Qualcomm team members with his grasp of technology and his innovative brain.
In fact, he is such a tech genius she encouraged me to have him take computer science classes full time. We are pulling him out of all the other classes at his school.
He doesn’t need spelling or creative writing anymore. He is focusing only on writing code.
He will be too busy editing databases to worry about history class. Who needs history when you are creating the future?
Gym class? Pfft. He will be in front of a computer all day.
We’ve also been encouraged to hire a full-time tech tutor. When he isn’t in coding classes at school, he will be working with this tech tutor to learn new coding languages and hone his craft.
I asked his teacher if he would fall behind his peers by focusing on just tech. She assured me he wouldn’t because he was made to be a coder. So we are paying through the teeth to ensure he is the very best coder possible.
I was worried about him missing out on childhood, but she said it is now or never for him. The clock is ticking on his career.
This is the right thing. It’s the best way to get him into a good college and get good money via scholarships too. It will create a very narrow career path but give him the best looks by all the top tech recruiters.
We will probably have to travel every weekend to all the top hackathons and coding events and conferences but it’s worth all the travel, all the money, all the hyper focus.
My son is a tech genius, they assured me, and though I am paying them a lot of money to hone his craft, and he is missing out on playing with his friends at the pool, learning other valuable life skills, and simply enjoying being a kid, he will be set for life. They assured me.
I am so psyched to tell all my Facebook friends about his new Elite Coding Classes and to reap the benefits of all this investment. I can see all the awards he will win already. All the college scholarships he will garnish. And when they help him go pro, because they all but guaranteed it (they’ve had others go pro), this will all be worth the hard sacrifices.
My son, the Elite Tech Genius. Yeah. That sounds awesome.
It is the only way to go. To stop all other classes, to invest in full-time 24/7/365 training and to pay someone all that money to train him. I mean, the school’s website has a list of all the other kids who have made apps and gotten into great colleges following this model.
If the school could do it for them, they can do it for my kid. They also told me not to wait too long. He is already 13 and that is way late in the tech development model. He should have dropped all his other classes years ago, but they assure me they can catch him up to his other tech elite peers. They are the only school around who can do this for him.
The best part is his teacher! A former tech elite herself. With apps, and awards, and coding experience at the highest levels of coding. She was coding in Silicon Valley for 3 years before the Education Department granted her exemption for a teaching license because of her experience there. She is a total tech rock star. She is the best choice for him.
What? You think that sounds like a fool’s plan?
You don’t think he should quit all is other classes, focus only on tech at the expense of being a kid? You don’t think we should believe the school just because they can brag about all the other kids they’ve created? He is too young to put all his eggs in one basket? Just because his teacher worked in Silicon Valley she can’t get him there too?
But that is what most sports clubs tell us to do with our kids? If it’s the right course of action in sports, it’s the right course of action in academics too.
You’re just jealous because your kid isn’t a tech genius. You don’t know the full story with my kid. It’s different with him. He really does have a chance.
They all but guaranteed it. What could possibly go wrong?