17-year-old teen is 1st African to win Google coding undertaking

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- A Cameroonian teen is amongst this 12 months's winners of Google's coding challenge, turning into the first African to achieve this

- this is no matter now not having net because of authorities shutdowns

- he is scheduled to tour to Google's headquarters in June this year

A Cameroonian youngster is amongst this 12 months's 34 winners of Google's annual coding task for younger programmers, becoming the first African to accomplish that notwithstanding now not having internet in his place because of authorities shutdowns.

Nji Collins Gbah becomes the first African to win the challenge

17-year-vintage Nji Collins Gbah become compelled to invite his uncle for cash to travel from northwestern Cameroon, where the government has shut down net because of unrest, to a French-talking city where net changed into to be had so he should participate in the undertaking.

Nji's father jokingly says he used to punish him for spending too much time on the pc and had to lock it away now and again to force him to awareness on his research. Now he is thankful that each one that time turned into no longer in useless.


           greater than 1,500 young programmers aged among thirteen and 17 and drawn from more than 60 international locations took element inside the venture.

to look simply how difficult coding can get, test out this video from Google underneath.