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Teenager gets Facebook internship after developing an app for Windows Phone

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Teenager gets Facebook internship after developing an app for Windows Phone
17 year old Nive Jayaseker

17 year old Nive Jayaseker

17 year old Nive Jayaseker won $10,500 in a hackathon that took place in San Francisco earlier this month. Besides winning the money with her Windows Phone flavored app for Home Depot, the teenager also ended up with an offer to work as an intern at Facebook. Her app was designed to help both novice and experienced gardeners to find supplies needed for a landscaping project.

A bit of luck was involved as Jayaseker, a high school graduate, had come late to the event and presented her winning app just before Facebook's director of mobile partnerships, Emily White, was due to speak. White was so impressed with the teenager that not only did she give her a Summer internship as a partner engineer intern focusing on mobile app development, she also said that one day she herself will be working for Miss Jayaseker.

source: TheScore.ie via WMPoweruser

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posted on 30 Jun 2012, 22:15 1

1. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Indian?

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 06:42

8. CellularNinja (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


look at the pic. . . does she look indian to you?

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 10:51

11. vijay0715 (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Yeah your right she is an Indian Jayasekar is an Indian name

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 21:42 4

14. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


What the hell does that have to do with anything? What?! Indian food?! Indina curry?! Indian cheese?! What the hell does Indian have to do with this article?!

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 22:30

2. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 345; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


She will never forget wp

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 22:32 1

3. dickwyn (Posts: 567; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Windows Phone Partnership with facebook

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 22:36 7

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


A better offer than the app developer from Apple...

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 04:02 4

6. Hammerfest (Posts: 361; Member since: 12 May 2012)


you forget, Apple woulnt offer an app developer anything, from past experiance, Apple would STEAL the idea/app/code/everything then proceed to ban said developers app from the app store, then freeze their developer account funds...

Its happened quite a few times already... wont ever stop...

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 00:41 3

5. jed27 (Posts: 65; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


Nive JayasekAr. That's with an A, not an E.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 04:04

7. snotyak (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Why would Emily White, FB's director of mobile partnerships, be working for Nive?

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 06:44

9. CellularNinja (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


She sees such promise in the girl that she thinks she will rise higher in the company after awhile. Then she could possibly be working under her. That happens alot. The employer becomes the employee and vice versa.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 13:48

13. snotyak (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Yeah, I understand it and I know it happens but the article makes it seem like it WILL happen and there's no question about it!

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 10:31

10. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Indians are great programmer

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 23:41

16. snotyak (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


I have an Indian teaching CS at my university. He has a PhD in software engineering but he's a horrible programmer. It makes me very sad. He doesn't know the difference between Java and Javascript :(

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 11:41

12. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


A technology-obsessed teen guy like me would kill for a girl like this.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 09:22

17. spanky (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


thats creepy man

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 22:03

15. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


shes awesome for a 17yo kid...

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