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Waterford Schoolboy enjoys gaming success

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 12/04/2013. Waterford Schoolboy enjoys gaming successTags: Secondary School News

A Waterford schoolboy is enjoying marked success in the gaming world and has three games available for download in Apple's iTunes store.

Jordan Casey, aged just 13 and a first-year pupil at De La Salle College, taught himself programming at the age of nine after buying a book on computer languages, the Irish Times reports.

The teenager has since moved on to using Java, HTML and CSS - and his website has received over 50,000 hits.

He said: "I used to play a game called Club Penguin and saw other kids were building websites about it, so I decided to do one too."

Jordan has addressed crowds at a series of industry events following on from his success, including the TEDx conference in New Delhi, the European Pirate Summit in Cologne and the Cannes Lions festival.

The young entrepreneur will also head over to Amsterdam later this month to speak at the Festival of Games and The Next Web conference.

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801570484-ADNFCR


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