Teenager gets Facebook internship after developing an app for Windows Phone

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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17 Comments

1. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Indian?

8. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

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

11. vijay0715

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

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

14. Whodaboss

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 18, 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?!

2. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

She will never forget wp

3. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

Windows Phone Partnership with facebook

4. wendygarett unregistered

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

6. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 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...

5. jed27

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

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

7. snotyak

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

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

9. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 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.

13. snotyak

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 05, 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!

10. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Indians are great programmer

16. snotyak

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 05, 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 :(

12. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

17. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

thats creepy man

15. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

shes awesome for a 17yo kid...

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