16-year-old Nigerian, Tomisin Ogunnubi emerges one of the 100 Global Winners in the $1billion Rise Initiative

Nigerian teenage tech prodigy, Tomisin Ogunnubi has emerged one of the champions at a global tech competition.

The 16-year-old coding star beat 49,900 other tech whiz kids from 170 countries to emerge one of the 100 Global Winners in the $1bn Rise Initiative.

Tomisin will get lifetime benefits including a scholarship, mentorship, career development opportunities and funding.

In 2016, she got the attention of tech companies after creating ”My Locator”, a genius app that helps lost children find their way back home.

My Locator uses Google Maps to track users as they move from one location to the next. Users can add numbers that will receive their location in the event of an emergency.

The teen learned how to code when she was 12 and wanted to create something useful.

A Computer Science student at Imperial College, London, Tomisin has cultivated skills in web and mobile development and worked with several languages and frameworks such as Javascript, Java and Python. She has also explored the fields of machine learning, design and animation.

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