What I wanna say is, May his dream come true...(so that I can buy his app on the Android platform...)
Thomas Suarez是一名在南舊金山就讀的六年級生，他的與眾不同從小時候就可以看到，當大部份的同學都還在為足球鞋傷腦筋或準時收看迪士尼節目時，他已經在開發iOS App，並在TEDx演講！（編按：TED指technology, entertainment, design的縮寫，常常邀請各領域傑出人物來演講，Google兩位創辦人就曾一起同台演講過，而TEDx則是各地粉絲舉辦類似TED大會的活動）
Suarez在年齡甚至不到可以註冊Facebook、還在讀幼稚園時，已經對電腦科技深深著迷。他已經有自己的公司CarrotCorp ，開發了兩款iOS App，分別是Earth Fortune和Bustin Jieber，前者賦予使用者在不同的心情下看到地球不同的顏色變化，而後者是Suarez最成功的App，一個可以對Justin Bieber出氣的打地鼠遊戲。Suarez說：
Suarez因為受Steve Jobs的影響，在學校參加了App Club社團，學會了開發App。未來Suarez 想要開發更多的遊戲，還開始學習Android的App開發，他也計畫繼續經營社團，找到更多的同好一起分享、交流。
Thomas Suarez is in the 6th grade at a middle school in the South Bay. And while most of his peers are probably fussing over new soccer kleets or watching the Disney channel, he’s creating iOS apps and giving TED Talks.
Suarez, who’s not even old enough to have a Facebook account, has been fascinated by computers and technology since before kindergarten. He’s established his own company, CarrotCorp and has made two iOS apps that are currently in the App Store: Earth Fortune, which displays different colors of Earth depending on what your fortune is and his most successful- Bustin Jieber, a Whac-a-Mole for Justin Bieber.
“A lot of kids these days like to play games, but now they want to make them,” he says. “And it’s difficult because not many kids know where to go to find out how to make a program…And not many parents have written apps.” Suarez, inspired by Steve Jobs, started an App Club at school where any student can come to learn to design an app. In the future, Suarez wants to create more apps, more games and get into Android programming and development. He plans on continuing his app club and find other ways for students to share knowledge with others.
Knowing that human beings such as Suarez exist makes me really hopeful and excited for the future. Watch his TED Talk from the recent TEDx conference in Manhattan Beach below. There are more great finds from around the Internet every dat at TNW Shareables.