- Posted August 10, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
How young techies inspired me
Technology has improved so much in the last decade that it has completely changed our ways of living. What has really fascinated and inspired me more is what I have been seeing on the news lately about young developers / techies making their voices heard in the field of technology by being so innovative. A month doesn't pass by without seeing a revolutionary tech start-up founded by young folks in their early twenties , even teenagers sometimes , being acquired by giants like Google or Facebook . These kinds of stories have always made me feel really behind due to the fact that kids ( me being 29 years old) are literally changing the world through innovation with their tech skills as software /application developers.
When YouTube came out in 2005 , I could not absolutely believe all the fun stuff I was able to find on there. Whether they were music videos that I hadn't seen in ages , moving I had already forgotten about , etc . This was when I started college wondering what I really wanted to do with my life and future ahead of me. The beautiful skill of applicatio/software development whether it is web-based or mobile impacting the world in so many positive innotive ways led me to major in Computer Information Systems with the one goal of being able to contribute and be among the young folks sealing their marks in the Tech world. One of the stories that motivated me to start looking into discovering new projects involving technology is this one found at the following link http://www.businessinsider.com/myyearbook-acquired-by-quepasa-for-100-million-2011-7 . I just couldn't believe how a 21 year-old could be the founder of such an amazing start up and idea that attracted people.
It got me thinking how amazing it would be if I was able, being a developer, to create a web application and witness how my product is being helpful and used by countless people .
In 2013 , I decided to create the next generation of classified ads site dedicated to the continent of Europe where people in any European country would be able buy and sell locally , reach out to their local communities , post their resume and much more . What excited me about the idea was the fact that I would be able to cover all the continent of Europe on one site so that people moving to any other country of Europe or just traveling around Europe would be able to find helpful resources that are available in their destination considering that all the popular classifieds sites only deal with the country that they represent within the continent of Europe. I'm happy on this journey that I'm embarking myself on even though the beginning may not always be easy . It's the success stories of many young folks my age , even those much younger making me believe that you can be successful if you're willing to believe in success deserved after hard work.
EuropeGiant, the next generation of classified ads for the continent of Europe