‘The only way to discover the limits of possible is to go beyond into the impossible’ - Arthur C.Clarke
Whenever this quote pops into my mind I am reminded of Arham Om Talsania. He is the world’s youngest programmer, and has inspired many more aspiring programmers. He has achieved a Guinness World Record in Python programming, breaking the same of Muhammad Hamza Shahzad
His passion for doing extraordinary work drove him to taking high-level examinations of computer languages despite its toughness. He took up examinations of Python, Microsoft, and many more languages. He was able to crack everything and was rewarded for his hard work.
His passion for programming started when he was six years old. He started by learning block programming from his father and his passion for it grew. He wanted to do something more special. That is when he started to learn python programming by spending time every weekend, developing his knowledge towards it. He used to attend hackathons all night which bred his knowledge and interest towards it.
Past every hurdle, the horse jumps and moves forward. Arham too faced a lot of challenges when he took up high-level language examinations. He faced a lot of challenges in math especially during his examinations but despite its difficulty, he was able to crack those examinations.
The most awe-inspiring part of it all is that he is only a second grader!
He is also a karate expert, plays the piano, and is interested in sports and video games too. He also aspires to become an entrepreneur and wants to invent something of his own.
‘In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer’ - Albert Camus
Arham’s pursuit for his passion has brought him to the status of the youngest programmer. Similarly, our efforts and hard work towards our passion would never fail to show its true colors.
His advice to youngsters is - “Never copy from anyone and do something only if you want to do it.”
Interviewed by: Hasini Lakshminarayanan
Written by: Subiksha S Vaidhyanathan
Edited by: Akshath Jaganmohan