CAMEROO­NIAN BOY WINS GOOGLE COD­ING COMP, DE­SPITE HAV­ING NO IN­TER­NET AT HOME

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WHAT’S MORE IM­PRES­SIVE, THE DED­I­CA­TION OR THE TAL­ENT?

17-year-old African teenager Nji Collins Gbah has de­fied odds and won Google’s an­nual Code-in com­pe­ti­tion, and to do so he had to travel 370km to Cameroon’s cap­i­tal be­cause the gov­ern­ment had cut off his home­town’s in­ter­net. Af­ter two years of learn­ing to code from books and other on­line sources, Nji beat out more than 1,300 other young con­tes­tants from over 60 coun­tries to take home the pres­ti­gious award.

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