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App Developers Too Young to Drive @

Paul Dunahoo went on a business trip to San Francisco last week, where he attended technical sessions at Apple Inc.’s developer conference, networked with other programmers and received feedback from Apple engineers on his six productivity apps. Then, Mr. Dunahoo, chief executive of Bread and Butter Software LLC, returned to Connecticut to get ready for the eighth grade.

We’re always impressed to see maker-kids (The Maker Movement Belongs To The Kids Now…) – and it’s equally impressive to see young app developers starting to make their dent as well. What were you doing in 8th grade? Post up in the comments :)

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. When I was in 8th grade (1992) I was “developing” tools in VB4 16bits :) then, software became my job and passion. First product release was in 1995: Digital Radio, Automation Software for Broadcasting.

  2. Peter says:

    When I was in 8th grade we were making go-karts out of scrap lumber and lawn mower wheels, that was in the late 50′s, most people did not even know what a computer was back then except us sci-fi readers.

  3. Alan Dove says:

    Writing programs for the Apple II+ and trying to figure out how to make money from them.