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03
Oct
2020
Posted in programming

Dubai teen uses #StayHome time to write book on computer programming – News

Today, the Indian boy is not only a published writer, but is also coaching students virtually.

Most students his age spent time playing video games as UAE residents stayed home due to movement restrictions imposed to stymie the spread of Covid-19 in April. But 12-year-old Amritesh Banerjee donned the hat of an author to pen a textbook for school children. The Grade 8 student of Cambridge International School, Dubai, took upon himself the mantle of writing a book on Python programming.

“It took me four months to complete this book. The paperback version was launched in September. The online version will be launched on October 15, which is the World Students’ Day,” said Amritesh.

Today, the Indian boy is not only a published writer, but is also coaching students virtually. “My father got 5,000 likes on his LinkedIn profile after he posted my book. That’s when people started approaching him, saying their children, who are my age, needed guidance on the subject. So I’ve held a few online classes as peer-to-peer learning can prove to be immensely helpful in understanding concepts. My father has always reiterated … that learning is about sharing.”

Amritesh spends nearly eight hours daily in front of his computer, but all for a cause. The boy, who loves all things mathematics, has already learnt multiple computer programming languages, developed video games and customised an AI chatbot.

“My Grade 7 IT teacher in the school really inspired me to take up this project. My father further guided me. Gradually, I started getting interested in it and got so absorbed that I could not stop. I ended up writing 5,000 words, which turned into a book. So, this book provides all the real-world solutions to those who are venturing into the world of Python programming. Therefore,