Local 8-year-old excels in computer coding

- A local boy's expertise in computer programming is getting him noticed. 

Kedar Narayan, 8, loves using the family computer not for playing video games, but actually creating them.

"I started learning using something called MIT scratch and basically used youtube videos to learn it and when I got stuck I asked my mom," said Narayan.
 
He spends much of his time writing computer code and coming up with future inventions.
 
"A robot that makes you pizza and gives you messages," said Narayan, just to name a few. 
 
The happy-go-lucky eight-year-old is making it easier for kids to learn to code a computer. 
 
Storibot started out as a tool to help Kedar's friends learn to code but morphed into something bigger.
 
Helping his blind friends with computer coding has given Narayan the opportunity to speak all over the country. An internet search of Kedar will land you on him speaking at the Ted X Youth conference in Scranton.
 
But, that was last year.
 
Now, Kedar is putting all his energy into his new mobile app he created.
 
"This is called pollinator for pet and it teaches you how to make your very own pollinator garden," he said.
 
Kedar loves Nature and needed an idea for the Paradigm Challenge-an international competition that uses kindness, creativity and collaboration to make a difference in the world. This year's theme was how to eliminate waste.
 
Kedar's app will help kids build their very own pollinator garden just like he did outside his Nazareth Pennsylvania home. 
 
"I am really excited that he is becoming a life long learner.  That gives me great joy.  He doesn't see it as a chore, he doesn't see it as something that he has to do, but he really enjoys doing," said Kedar's mom. 
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