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Submission + - How a 13-Year-Old Tech CEO Hopes to Help Ireland (wsj.com)

pbahra writes: When friends of Jordan Casey’s parents lost their jobs in Waterford, a city that has been one of the worst hit by unemployment in Ireland, the then 12-year-old self-taught programmer decided he could do something to help. “Lots and lots of businesses are closing down,” said Mr. Casey, now 13. “Usually when you were in a big city in Ireland, you’d always see people in the city in the night, but it’s just really really lonely and quiet.” “People are losing their jobs and I wanted to help them.” Still at school Mr. Casey turned to the only thing he knew. He decided to try and make a difference by building a company out of his knack for designing computer games.
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How a 13-Year-Old Tech CEO Hopes to Help Ireland

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What this country needs is a good five cent microcomputer.

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