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How a kid with coding skills become founder of Facebook?


Out of all the skills Mark has learned in his childhood, Coding has helped him the most.

Irrespective of the fact that whether you have a Facebook account, you must be well aware of what  'Facebook' is, but, did you ever take time to find out how a 20-year old youth launched Facebook, which now worth $629.6 billion, on  February 4, 2004?

Born on May 14, 1984, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg started to code when he was in 6th grade. Mark's father, who was a dentist by profession, hired a software developer called 'David Newman' to tutor him privately. After taking the first baby step in his entrepreneurial journey, Mark became so much interested in coding that he started to create computer games for other kids. Moreover, to solve the problem of communication between his Dad's Dental clinic and their house, he invented a software program called "Zucknet" that allowed all the computers between the house and dental office to communicate with each other. By the time he began classes at Harvard in 2002, he had already achieved a reputation as a "programming prodigy". Finally, he launched "Thefacebook" on February 4, 2004, from his Harvard dormitory room.

But, the point to focus here is if Mark's dad would not have hired David Newman to tutor him privately, would he be able to get the reputation as "programming prodigy"? Maybe yes, but it would have taken him much more time to got that title. But again, one more question turns up, even if he would have gained the title late, would he be able to launch "Facebook", the social media website which has made him a multi-billionaire, on time? Not to mention that following the official launch of the Facebook social media platform, Mark's three Harvard seniors, Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra, accused him of intentionally misleading them into believing he would help them build a social network called HarvardConnection.com, while he was instead using their ideas to build a competing product. If he would have been even a bit late on launching "Facebook", Mark's seniors have launched their social media website. This shows how important timing is in an individual life, and the right skill gained at the right time can lead you to a far more high position. Out of all the skills Mark has learned in his childhood, Coding has helped him the most.

 

 

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